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Monday, November 24th, 2014

Reforms needed to solve Ampatuan massacre case, other media killings

“Our justices may look into the possibility of reviewing and revising the rules of court.” – Prima Quinsayas, lawyer of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Pooled editorial | Five years after the Ampatuan massacre, Aquino must be held accountable

The Ampatuan Massacre is a key issue in the Filipino people’s struggle against the culture of impunity that has afflicted the country for so long. A decision favourable to the masterminds and killers will encourage more killings...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Public urged to light a candle for justice

Members of the End Impunity Alliance, AlterMidya, a national network of alternative media outfits and the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication will hold a protest march around the university’s academic oval on Nov. 21.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Aquino held accountable for impunity

“Aquino is wrong in saying that the killings are not work-related. These journalists were killed for their work, not because of a love triangle or any other reason.” – Luis Teodoro

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....

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