“Out of the almost 200 cases of journalist killings in our country, only 11 percent of the cases have resulted in convictions.”
The Philippines continues to be one of the countries in the world with the worst record on prosecuting killers of journalists.
Selected as fellows were Gene Albert Coles of UP Vista, student publication of the University of the Philippines Tacloban campus; Reynard Magtoto of Baretang Bikolnon; and, Andie Laurio of Southern Tagalog Exposure.
Attackers use virtual private network services and proxy infrastructure to carry out distributed denial of services attacks against Bulatlat and five other independent media organizations, findings of a Sweden-based digital experts revealed.
Nobel laureate Maria Ressa and Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) have been acquitted, Sept. 12, of the remaining tax evasion charges filed against them by the previous administration.
Atom Araullo has been at the center of a red-tagging spree since early 2022, targeting both him and his mother Carol, long-time activist and former chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan.
“We reiterate that Esperon should be held accountable for masterminding the blocking of more than a dozen websites of media outfits and progressive groups.”
“Challenging this suit and condemning such action from the QCPD is necessary to keep the state’s armed forces from dictating how we practice our freedom of expression and set a precedent– especially for artworks that are anchored towards the current administration and the system.”
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was silent on press freedom issues during his second State of the Nation Address. The situation on the ground is no better.
Last month, ABS-CBN announced that TeleRadyo would cease operations at the end of June due to financial losses since 2020. This is after the non-renewal of the broadcasting giant’s franchise.
The resolution of the Kalinga Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) dated April 28 urged all cities and municipalities in Kalinga to “require all entities presenting themselves as Non-Government Organizations (NGO)” to secure permission from the local government before conducting any activity.