September 17, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Fond of selfie? Beware of ‘Protection against Personal Intrusion Act’

“At the onset, HB 4807 will create a chilling effect on media and would especially affect citizen journalism particularly those who are trying to expose graft and corruption in government.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate Related story: Journalists say ‘privacy’ bill dangerous to press freedom

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Journalists say ‘privacy’ bill dangerous to press freedom

“In an era where technology is quickly breaking down the obstacles that hamper the flow of information and expression, which are the bedrock of democracy, HB 4807 could return us to the dark ages and worse, be...

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

57th month of Ampatuan massacre | Calls for justice persist

MANILA – Journalists, Church people and members of civil society groups came together, August 23 to mark the 57th month of the Ampatuan massacre at the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) grounds, Quezon City....

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

54th month of Ampatuan massacre | Journalists condemn murder of Digos City broadcaster

MANILA –Journalists and supporters condemned the killing of Digos City broadcaster Samuel Oliverio as they marked the 54th month of the Ampatuan massacre at the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon Avenue, May 23. Oliverio, 57, was on...

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Aquino govt’s idle response vs journalist killings hit

“We don’t think the killings will stop unless the Aquino government takes necessary steps to punish the killers and masterminds.” -- Luis Teodoro, CMFR

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Entertainment, trivia to dominate media with entry of foreign investments

“They would invest here not to develop Philippine media or to enlighten Filipinos but to gain profits.” – Dean Luis Teodoro

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Online libel, other provisions assailed in appeals vs SC ruling on Cybercrime Law

“The questioned law has a particularly chilling effect on online journalism. These days, not only will a journalist’s work be published using traditional media, but it will be made available on the internet.” – media groups

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Youth groups file 1st appeal on SC ruling on Cybercrime Law

“Upholding the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Law is tantamount to sanctioning repression of the freedom of expression and speech, a move that harks back to the dark days of the Marcos dictatorship.” – College Editors Guild of...

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Online, offline protests vs Cybercrime Law mark EDSA I anniversary

“By extending the reach of the antediluvian libel law into cyberspace, the Supreme Court has suddenly made a once infinite venue for expression into an arena of fear, a hunting ground for the petty and vindictive, the...

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

POOLED EDITORIAL | Resist Aquino’s e-Martial Law

At a time when criticism of government iniquity is of utmost necessity, the Aquino administration flouts our fundamental rights by pushing for the constitutionality of online libel under Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act...

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Petitioners to appeal SC decision on Cybercrime Law, set ‘Black Tuesday against e-martial law’

The #NoToCybercrimeLaw alliance called on all netizens and the public to turn their profile pictures on social media into black this February 25.

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