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Court sentences journalists for defamation

Thae Gone Township court judge Daw Soe Mar Aye ruled against The Ladies News Journal editor Sai Sai and reporter Maung Mae on a complaint filed by an army officer. The journalists were ordered to pay a fine of 20,000.00 kyat (less than 20.00 USD) each or face six months imprisonment. They paid the penalty.

Broadcaster Survives Slay Attempt in Surigao City

The slay attempt happened few hours after President Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the 16th president of the Philippines.

Blocktimer’s House Riddled with Bullets in Davao del Sur

Armed men fired shots at the residence of blocktimer Marlan Malnegro in Tres de Mayo, Digos City.

Military continues to put pressure on media

Newspaper journalists were recently sued by a Myanmar army officer for allegedly sowing disunity among the military. Even though mediation by the Press Council caused the military to withdraw the case, this incident demonstrates how the military continues to throw its weight to get back at what it perceives as negative publicity.

Journalist’s car shot at

  Bangkok – A journalist’s car was shot at early morning on Tuesday in what is believed to be a… Read More

Tabloid Reporter Shot Dead in Manila; Second Case of Journalist Killed in 2016

A lone gunman shot dead a reporter for a weekly tabloid in Manila on 27 May 2016.

City Mayor’s supporters block journalists

Originally published on the CMFR website on 13 May 2016.   SUPPORTERS OF the incumbent Mayor of Muntinlupa prevented members… Read More

Blocktimer Car Riddled with Bullets in Zamboanga del Norte

Originally published on the CMFR website on 6 May 2016.   CMFR/PHILIPPINES – A day before World Press Freedom Day,… Read More