“It is an insult to the intelligence and independence of the presiding Judge, and the entire judicial system for that matter.”
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NTC wants judge handling website blocking case to inhibit
A few weeks before the start of the trial, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) asked the Quezon City trial judge handling the website blocking case to inhibit, saying that she has shown “bias and partiality” in favor of Bulatlat.
Esperon should remain as defendant in website blocking case, says Bulatlat
Alternative online news Bulatlat assailed the attempt of former National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. to exonerate himself over his own website blocking order by saying the current security chief should replace him as a defendant.
Attacks vs media asked to be tackled in UN review on PH
In an effort to highlight the attacks against press freedom in the international community, alternative media groups have submitted their complaints to experts from the United Nations on Friday, Nov. 11, in Geneva Switzerland.
Bulatlat asks court to reconsider denial of TRO vs NTC block order
In the motion, Bulatlat argued that the memorandum filed by the NTC “is a content-based prior restraint on protected expression, which is unconstitutional” and Bulatlat “suffered from grave injustice or irreparable injury” from the implementation of the website blocking.
Bulatlat reiterates call to nullify NTC order, refutes NTC, NSC claims
“The ATC is neither an indispensable nor a necessary party in this case as it does not have any involvement in the issuance of the assailed Memorandum,” said Bulatlat, pointing out that parties of interest are already impleaded as defendants in the case.
Makabayan lawmakers file house reso to investigate blocking of Bulatlat, 26 websites
The blocking of the websites occurred in the context of incessant red-tagging.
Why are the powers that be so afraid of our truth-telling?
This is prior restraint against protected speech. It is downright unacceptable as it is based on Esperon’s mere hearsay.