Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Media & Press Freedom

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“Fake news” provision threatens freedom of the press, expression

"In times of crisis, when the swift delivery of accurate information to our people is vital, we need more, not less, independent reporting."

‘Fake news’ mainly comes from gov’t agencies, officials – UP prof

“The Duterte administration utilizes ‘fake news’ as a tool to silence dissent by spreading lies using an army of trolls, to present ‘alternative facts’ and justify the repressive policies and programs of the government.”

On the red-tagging of our Ilocos Correspondent Paola Espiritu

This pattern of branding journalists and alternative media outfits critical to the government as communist rebels or sympathizers of the underground movement is a cause for concern and fear. It has become a hallmark for more dangerous things to come from trumped-up charges to extrajudicial killing.

NUJP asks Palace to reconsider media accreditation amid COVID-19 outbreak

“We are aware that we need to contribute to the resolution of this emergency and we can do it best by doing our jobs as journalists.”

Hands off our colleagues! Stop the attacks against journalists!

Northern Dispatch expresses great concern on the safety of our correspondents in Ilocos and Cagayan Valley. Tagging journalists, as rebel members or sympathizers, is a clear threat to their safety and well-being, and to the people's right to know. It is condemnable, and an affront to democracy and free press.

NUJP submits 200K signatures in support of ABS-CBN franchise

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines submitted to Congress a list of 200,000 petitioners, gathered through actual signature gathering and a change.org petition, to push for the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise.

AMARC condemns the arrest of broadcaster Frenchie Mae Cumpio of the Philippines

International radio broadcasters' association AMARC Asia-Pacific condemned the arrest of Tacloban radio broadcaster Frenchie Mae Cumpio, who had been under surveillance and had been tagged a "ranking NPA member" by the military.

Students protest against arrest of activists in Visayas

Students from UP Baguio protested the crackdown on progressive groups after the recent arrest against five activists, including a journalist, in Eastern Visayas.

Journalist, activists arrested in Tacloban City

An Eastern Visayas journalist and broadcaster and four other human rights activists were arrested in Tacloban City, days after news outfit Eastern Vista received reports of surveillance by suspected military assets.

Media decry red-tagging of colleague by Baguio police

The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines-Baguio Benguet Chapterand the People's Alternative Media Network decried the red-tagging of their colleague by the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO).

On the PROCOR Command Journal red-tagging groups, and individuals as CFO personalities

By NUJP BAGUIO-BENGGUETwww.nordis.net The National Union of Journalists of the Philippine-Baguio Benguet condemns the inclusion of our colleague Sherwin...

Baguio media elect new officers

The Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club, the largest media organization in the city, elected its new officers for the year 2020 last January 25.



Tugon ng inaapi at gutom na mamamayan, #ProtestFromHome sa Lambak ng Cagayan

Tumugon ang Cagayan Valley sa pambansang panawagan na #ProtestFromHome at sa gitna ng malawakang lockdown ay pinatunayan ng ilang mamamayan na maraming paraan upang iparating ang mga hinaing at makatarungang kahilingan sa pamahalaan.