[Statement] KAISA KA stands up for Freedom of Expression and of the Press and the Rule of Law and Justice as significant pillars of Freedom and Democracy

KAISA KA stands up for Freedom of Expression and of the Press and the Rule of Law and Justice as significant pillars of Freedom and Democracy. KAISA KA stands up for Ressa, a woman, a journalist, a staunch critic of DU30 administration. KAISA KA condemns the conviction of Ressa for alleged commission of cyberlaw when…

[Video] #HoldTheLine -iDEFEND and PAHRA

#HoldTheLine Online discussion about the implications on press freedom, freedom of expression, and human rights of the verdict against Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr. Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address, and contact number. All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published…

[Statement] A punishment for those who dare to tell the truth -LILAK

A punishment for those who dare to tell the truth – LILAK Statement on Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos’ Cyber Libel Conviction LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) condemns the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher and writer Reynaldo Santos for cyber libel. The case made against Ressa and Santos…

[Statement] Sad day for Press Freedom — Nagkaisa

Sad day for Press Freedom — Nagkaisa Nagkaisa Labor Coalition is enraged and gravely concerned with the conviction of administration critic Maria Ressa and his former news staff Reynaldo Santos for Cyber libel. The article subject of the charges not only involved a private individual allegedly defamed but matters of public concerns. Matters involving one…

[Campaign] BLACK FRIDAY ONLINE PROTEST #NoToABSCBNShutdown -NUJP

BLACK FRIDAY ONLINE PROTEST #NoToABSCBNShutdown May 8, 2020 5pm Join us in our online protest tomorrow (May 8) at 5pm, contesting NTC’s cease and desist order against one of the country’s largest broadcasting company, ABS-CBN. We also encourage everyone to wear black and post their photos on their social media accounts with the hashtag: #NoToABSCBNShutdown…

[Statement] on ABS-CBN shutdown NASSA/CARITAS PH

Statement on ABS-CBN shutdown NASSA/CARITAS PH May 6, 2020 On May 5, 2020, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued a cease-and-desist order against broadcast media giant, ABS-CBN, due to the expiration of its congressional franchise citing Republic Act 3846 or the Radio Control Law. Since 2016, ABS-CBN worked for a franchise renewal, and bills…

[Statement] of the EcoWaste Coalition on the Shut Down of ABS-CBN

Statement of the EcoWaste Coalition on the Shut Down of ABS-CBN 6 May 2020 The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit environmental health organization, condemns the action by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordering the media outfit ABS-CBN to cease broadcast while the entire nation is engrossed on addressing the myriad of health and socio-economic problems brought…

[Press Release] Put Network Back on Air, Duterte Should Rescind ABS-CBN Shutdown; Congress Should Renew License

Philippines: Put Network Back on Air Duterte Should Rescind ABS-CBN Shutdown; Congress Should Renew License (Manila, May 7, 2020) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should rescind an order to shut down ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcast television and radio network, Human Rights Watch said today. The House of Representatives, whose inaction on bills to renew…

[Statement] on the shutdown of ABS-CBN -KILUSAN

Statement on the shutdown of ABS-CBN Two days ago on World Press Freedom Day, journalists around the world were given a nod of recognition as they continued to uphold the ideals of press freedom and the need to inform the public amid a global pandemic and a political climate increasingly becoming hostile to a free…

[Statement] On Joshua Molo’s forced public apology -YND

The Youth for Nationalism and Democracy – (YND) Philippines strongly upholds the right of the students and the youth to freedom of speech and expression and condemns any act of intimidation and suppression of such, as what had happened in the case of a student-leader in Nueva Ecija. Facing threat of a libel case over…

[Statement] of CHR Spokesperson on the alleged ‘forced’ public apology order on University of the East’s campus paper chief

06 April 2020 The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) denounces the alleged repressive actions against Joshua B. Molo, Editor-in-Chief of The Dawn, the official campus paper of the University of the East. On his personal social media account, the student journalist expressed his criticisms on how the government is handling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19…

[Statement] The Image Publication, the Official Student Publication of Occidental Mindoro State College, stands with Mr. Molo, EIC of UE Dawn

Last April 5, 2020, University of the East (UE) Dawn’s Editor-in-Chief Joshua Molo was allegedly forced to choose between two options: to voluntarily sign a waiver that he will not post any anti-government sentiment again and issue a public apology or face arrest and detention. The “choices” were given when Molo’s former teachers filed a…