[In the news] DOH official berates Rappler journalist for covering hospital inspection -RAPPLER.com

A Department of Health (DOH) official berated Basilan-based Rappler journalist Richard Falcatan for covering a hospital inspection he was invited to cover on Saturday, June 8. DOH Director Leonita Gorgolon, director for Health Facilities Enhancement Program, shouted at Rappler correspondent and DXNO Basilan station manager Richard Falcatan at the Basilan General Hospital in Isabela City,…

[From the web] Press Freedom Part 1 | Threats -RAPPLER.com

Press Freedom Part 1 | Threats   In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday Espina-Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting. #DefendPressFreedom Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address and contact…

[From the web] Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check -PCIJ

Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check 03 May 2018 RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. Its tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. In…

[From the web] Philippine Government Bans Journalist from Presidential Palace Locking Out Rappler News Site Threatens Media Freedoms -HRW

Philippine Government Bans Journalist from Presidential Palace Locking Out Rappler News Site Threatens Media Freedoms By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration renewed its assault on the media by banning a reporter and the executive editor from the news site Rappler from entering the executive office…

[Announcement] Report cases of attacks, threats, and killings of journalists and media workers. -CMFR

Defend press freedom. Report cases of attacks, threats, and killings of journalists and media workers. You can send us a direct message here or an email (staff@cmfr-phil.org) about the details of the incident. You can also share this photo to inform others with the hashtags #PressFreedomWatch and #endimpunityinPH Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility Visit…

[From the web] Respect the students’ right to press freedom! Statement calling for an end to campus press freedom violations committed against UPHL Gazette -CEGP

Respect the students’ right to press freedom! Statement calling for an end to campus press freedom violations committed against UPHL Gazette. The College Editors Guild of the Philippines – Southern Tagalog chapter expresses strong support to the ongoing campaign of the UPHL Gazette, the official student publication of the University of Perpetual Help – Biñan,…

[Featured Video] Speak up against impunity -NUJP

SPEAK UP AGAINST IMPUNITY National Union of Journalists of the Philippines January 23 marks the 39th month since the Ampatuan Massacre. Since 1986, 154 journalists, including 32 of the 58 victims in the brutal murder, have been killed in the line of duty. The insatiable lust for power by some, a wanton disregard for rights,…

[In the news] Press freedom declines worldwide but PH posts ‘modest improvement – Freedom House – Interaksyon.com

Press freedom declines worldwide but PH posts ‘modest improvement – Freedom House – Interaksyon.com. Nonoy Espina, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – A press freedom watchdog said ‘the number of people worldwide with access to free and independent media declined to its lowest level in over a decade’ last year, although the Philippines, which is still considered…