[Philippines] NUJP: PNA fake news proves gov’t hand in red-tagging

That the state news agency, which is under the supervision of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, saw fit to run this utterly malicious and false story clearly proves that this is, indeed, an orchestrated campaign to vilify and silence not just the NUJP but the independent and critical press, involving no less than the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.

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[Philippines] Tabloids link NUJP to CPP-NPA-NDF

Three Manila-based tabloids published similar banner stories on 7 January 2019 linking the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines to the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

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[Philippines] Pakistani media group appeals to President Duterte over killing of radio broadcaster

The Pakistan Press Foundation, an independent media organization that seeks to promote and defend freedom of expression, expressed “deep concern” on the killing of Philippine radio announcer Gabriel Alburo in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, dated 31 December 2018.

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[Philippines] Radio announcer killed in Negros Oriental


A radio announcer was murdered in the town of La Libertad, Negros Oriental early Friday morning, December 28, police and his radio station said.

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[Philippines] Duterte, allies reap the most benefits from disinformation

An analysis of fake news reports identified and documented by VERA Files Fact Check, a fact-checking project run by the online non-profit media organization VERA Files, shows that for a good portion of 2018, deceptive content after deceptive content emerge in very similar ways across social media. They are almost always explicitly political, almost always attack critics of the Duterte administration or promote or support the President or his policies, VERA Files Fact Check’s analysis of fake news reports shows.

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[Philippines] NUJP on the 70th anniversary of the International Human Rights Day

As we mark another year of violated human rights and repressed freedoms, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) reaffirms our commitment to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the country. We call on all independent Filipino journalists to strengthen our bonds and solidify our ranks, and resist all efforts to silence or otherwise prevent us from fulfilling our task of serving the people’s sacred right to know.

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[Philippines] THE STATE OF MEDIA: Relentless Attacks and Threats Online, On Ground, Across the Nation

Today, the ninth anniversary of the Ampatauan Massacre of 23 November 2009, we call on Filipinos to support press freedom and to come to the defense of those in media who struggle working within the narrowing space and time, to counter false narratives and disinformation, and to check the abuse of power.

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