It is a dark time for democracy and freedom when journalists are treated as criminals – arrested, beaten up, threatened, charged and prevented from doing their work – as happened to our colleagues who covered the violent dispersal of striking workers of NutriAsia and their supporters in Marilao, Bulacan Monday afternoon, July 30.
BAGUIO CITY — Director-General Audrey Azoulay of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) condemned the killing of Joey Llana, a radio broadcaster in Albay provincest 2 in a statement released on August.
“there can be no press freedom if journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty or fear.” ~ NUJP
(In this issue with some added notes is the statement of the NUJP-BB adopted as this week’s Editorial. ed.)
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines rejects outright the proposal of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security to regulate the profession in the guise of a “Magna Carta” and urge all colleagues as well as media owners to unite in opposing this clear threat to freedom of the press and of expression.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces Senate President Vicente Sotto III’s brazen attempt to suppress freedom of the press and of expression by asking online news portal Inquirer.net to take down three stories about him from its site.