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[Philippines] NUJP’s statement on verbal threats against journalist

There is no other way to see it but this: RJ (Rey Joseph) Nieto encouraged a senior government official on air to throw “hollow blocks” against a journalist, thereby threatening her, thereby possibly committing a crime.

[Philippines] Radio Broadcaster Shot Dead in Surigao del Sur

Unidentified men shot and killed a local radio broadcaster and injured his partner Tuesday night, 24 October 2017 in Bislig, Surigao del Sur.

[Philippines] Broadcaster killed, received threats before the attack

If the killing is proven to be work-related, dxBF Prime Broadcasting Network operations manager and anchor Christopher Iban Lozada would be the fifth media practitioner murdered under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the 178th since 1986.

[Philippines] Vice Mayor of Surigao del Norte Town Assaults Newspaper Editor

The vice mayor of Dapa in Surigao del Norte physically attacked a community newspaper editor in the town of Pilar on 23 September 2017.

[Philippines] TV Reporter Receives Hateful Threat

A GMA News reporter received a malicious threat online on 19 September 2017 after covering Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s trip to Singapore in an effort to counter President Rodrigo Duterte’s allegation that the senator kept offshore bank accounts. The case was among the many online threats against media workers since President Duterte took office on 30 June 2016.

[Philippines] NUJP on the police chief’s order to withhold spot reports from the press

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines demands that Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa immediately rescind what is clearly an illegal order to withhold spot reports from media.

[Philippines] Another Radio Broadcaster Survives Shooting Attack

A local radio broadcaster survived attack on Thursday, 24 August 2017 in Legazpi City, Albay. Legazpi City is 339 kilometers south of Manila.

[Philippines] Libel Cases: Three Journalists Charged, One Case Dismissed, News Team Posts Bail

Legal tussles in one week involved several journalists. Three newsmen were charged with libel. A libel case was dismissed. And a news team posted bail to avoid arrest in the Philippines for libel.

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