Time has a way of teaching you the lessons you missed when they were first taught to you, right? I’ve found myself staring out of windows a few times, wondering what went wrong and what I could have done differently and how else I could communicate what I think people need to understand. In the few years since our democracy started to decline, I’ve been in a constant rage, wanting to both embrace and destroy this heathen generation that can’t seem to recognize its own good.
Tags: press freedom in the Philippines
Judge junks motion filed by lawyers of Tacloban journalist, 2 others
“Our call to drop all charges against Frenchie Mae and to immediately release her is now more urgent than ever.”
By DEE AYROSO
Alternative media groups, IT companies settle cyberattack case
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat MANILA — Alternative media groups that were subjected to relentless cyberattacks last year were vindicated with a “small victory” after two tech companies, whose infrastructure were used to carry out the incursions, agree to support press freedom and put in place an effective mechanism to prevent a similar situation.…
Franchise renewal as a defense of press freedom
By pounding on ABS-CBN, Duterte aims to create a chilling effect among media practitioners. If he could bully the biggest broadcast network, what could stop him from doing the same to others? He and his minions in the House wield the franchise renewal like a Damocles sword, ready to maim freedom of speech and whatever is left of our democracy.
‘Press freedom is dead if Ampatuans not convicted’ – lawyer
“If there would be no conviction, I’m sorry to say press freedom is dead.”
What World Day against Cyber Censorship means to Filipino journalists
By targeting the Philippine alternative press, however, those behind the attack inadvertently highlighted its role in shaping public opinion.
Central Luzon farmers group decry AFP harassment against CL-based journalist
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is again going after a journalist who is merely doing his job. This is the charge of the regional farmers’ group Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luson (Amgl, Farmers’ Alliance in Central Luzon) as it condemned the recent acts…
Attempt to Use Advertisers to Whip Media Into Line is Deplorable (PR)
Statement February 21, 2011 Once again, President Benigno Aquino III has shown a penchant he shares with a number of past leaders: shooting the messenger instead of looking at why the messages seem to be getting worse over time. It is deplorable that this president, who promised a regime of good governance and respect for…