Regional and international civil society organizations declared the 2018 Cambodia elections as “nothing but a charade,” noting an “unprecedented level of intimidation” and violation of fundamental rights in the lead-up to Sunday’s vote.Read more
SEAPA is looking for a Program Manager, a Program Assistant, and an Advocacy Officer. The positions are open to eligible and qualifiedRead more
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines demands that the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the AFP Reserve Command immediately investigate and sanction the officers and personnel of the 101st Technical and Administrative Services Group for maliciously and recklessly maligning and endangering our deputy secretary general Raymund Villanueva of Kodao Productions and other colleagues.Read more
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) recently conducted a two-day training on data journalism in Dili. At least 38 journalists and media practitioners attended the workshop held on July 14 to 15.Read more
We reiterate our demand for the authorities to withdraw the charges and release our colleagues and end this outrageous farce against them. Unless the authorities now consider journalism a crime and its practitioners as dangerous felons.Read more
CCIM strongly believes that with the lack of independent media covering the election process, the status of transparent, free, and fair election is being questioned. Once the election cannot be free and fair, the legitimacy of a new government is absolutely doubtful.Read more
Joey Llana is the sixth journalist killed this year, and the 14th since 2016 when Rodrigo Duterte’s became President.Read more
Joey Llana, a blocktimer of radio station dwZR in Legazpi City, Albay was killed by unidentified gunmen as he was leaving his home in Brgy. Penafrancia, Daraga town at around 4:45 am Friday, 20 July 2018.Read more
Martial law does not justify the arbitrary restriction on coverage of the Lumad evacuation, unless, of course, we have ceased to be a democracy. What happened was a clearly unconstitutional violation of press freedom and, more importantly, of the people’s right to know.Read more
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is dismayed that violations against freedom of expression are still occurring, despite the newly elected government’s stated commitment to bring legislation and practice in line with international human rights standards. Lawyer and activist Fadiah Nakwa Fikri has been summoned for questioning by police under section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act and the broadly worded Sedition Act following the publication of an article interrogating the relationship between political leaders and the monarchies in Malaysia.Read more
At a time when freedom of the press and of expression has come under the worst attacks since the Marcos regime, this humiliating self-censorship betrays not only the spirit in which the Inquirer was founded, it betrays a profession whose practitioners have fended and continue to fight off all attempts to muzzle it even if it has cost our ranks 184 lives since 1986. This is a day of mourning, yes.Read more
Julius Barellano of Radyo Bandera Sweet-FM Bacolod was leaving his house in Brgy. Rizal at around 8:30 a.m. when he was shot at close range by one of two assailants on a motorcycle. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was declared dead on arrival at the San Carlos City District Hospital.Read more
Two media workers were killed on 23 June 2018 in two cities in separate incidents. Jessie Cano, a resident of Brgy. Cadayonan in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, was gunned down at around 7 pm by unknown assailants. Meanwhile, Manuel Lacsamana, a resident of Brgy. Bitas in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija was shot at close range by still unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle along Mabini Street shortly before midnight.Read more
Many provisions of House Bills 7141 and 5507 are bullets aimed to kill people’s civil, political and human rights.
And so, while the NUJP was encouraged by the Honorable Chairperson Rufino Biazon’s opening statement last June 18 that people’s rights must be guaranteed, we, however, declare our opposition to the bills.
Inquirer.net is being pressured into removing from the site two articles written and submitted by its US-based columnist Rodel Rodis four years ago. As of press time, however, none of his columns had been taken down.Read more