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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 criminal and autocratic.” -- NUJP

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.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Supreme Court decision on the Cybercrime Prevention Act

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Cybercrime law to be used against critics, netizens, groups fear

“The criminal nature of libel in this country makes it the perfect tool of harassment (short of murder, which has also taken out so many Filipino journalists).”

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

‘Fight vs cybercrime law not over’ — netizens

“Libel in itself has been abused for so many years to harass and malign journalists. What’s stopping cunning individuals from exploiting the new online libel provision? I see none.” – Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Friday, December 13th, 2013

‘Act on media killings,’ gov’t told

“Forming local task forces every time a journalist is killed is hardly comprehensive action to address a larger problem of weak law enforcement and a tolerated culture of impunity." – Bayan Muna

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Ilocos Sur journalists commemorate Maguindanao massacre, reiterates call for justice

"We are frustrated with the slow pace of the trial. It is disheartening that justice lies in the hands of those who are powerful, yet, they are not doing anything about it.” – CEGP-Ilocos Sur

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Victims’ kin to Aquino: ‘What happened to your promise?’

“How long will the trial take? 10 years? 20 years? We are getting old.” – Maria Cipriana Gatchalian, 61, widow of journalist Santos P. Gatchalian Jr. RELATED STORY | Kin of Ampatuan massacre victims seek UN help

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

On 4th year of Ampatuan massacre, Aquino tagged as ‘Impunity King’

"The case is an encapsulation of 'justice delayed, justice denied.'" – Dean Roland Tolentino, UP College of Mass Communications

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Pooled editorial: `Impunity King’ President Aquino perpetuates culture of impunity

There is a simple explanation to call President Aquino the country’s “Impunity King”: He allows the perpetuation of the culture of impunity as he has not done anything to end it

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