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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Ampatuan massacre update | Media groups file raps vs police, jail officers for ‘press freedom violations’

“Rather than demonstrating the government’s sincerity in seeing the trial to a credible conclusion, the ban provokes suspicions that concealing vital information from the public is in progress.” – Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

RMN radio workers’ strike reveals seamy side of labor laws, ‘talent’ hiring

“Ninety-nine percent of the guidelines during strikes expressly provide what the workers are prohibited to do. There is no corresponding magnitude of responsibility that refers to how the management should behave when a strike is declared.”

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

National network of alternative media outfits formed

Pledging to continue the progressive tradition of alternative journalism, media groups banded together to better serve as “voices of the people.” Related story | Then and now | Marcos-era mosquito press shares lessons with new breed of...

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Then and now | Marcos-era mosquito press shares lessons with new breed of alternative media

Whenever allowances were delayed or the reality of scarce resources hit them, Edita Burgos said one of the staff would shout, “Para sa Bayan!” (For the Motherland!) and all of them would continue working.

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...

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

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