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Concern over continuing harassment of editor

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Tabloid Columnist Gunned Down in Masbate

Two unidentified men on a motorcycle shot dead a columnist for Remate, Joaquin Briones, in Milagros, Masbate around 8 a.m. on March 13.

Tabloid columnist shot dead, 3rd journalist killed in Masbate

Joaquin Briones is the second journalist killed under the Duterte administration both of whom are from the Bicol Region.

Conviction of human rights defender shows censorship prevails

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) called on the Magistrate Court to acquit Hendry and uphold the freedom of expression. SEAPA, along with other groups, reiterated its 2015 statement for Malaysian authorities to ensure that all human rights defenders are able to carry out their activities without any hindrance or fear of censorship.

Supreme Court reduces sentence of editor in lèse majesté case

Thai Supreme Court’s verdict on 23 February 2017 reduced the penalty of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk from 10 to six years in prison in a lèse majesté case.

Conviction of Lena Hendry a Serious Violation of Freedom of Expression

Freedom of expression is a critical right and freedom in a functioning and healthy democracy, as guaranteed by the Federal Constitution. CIJ calls for the end of intimidation to the work of civil society in advancing and promoting fundamental human rights in this country through the use of disproportionate and punitive legislative apparatus.

Statement: NUJP calls for probe on broadcaster’s death

If (Rodrigo) Duterte did order (Jun) Pala’s murder, then he should be tried and convicted for it, no ands, ifs or buts.

Political TV talk show suspended for criticizing the judiciary and military

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) decried the NBTC decision as “arbitrary.” “The suspension order shows how the junta’s idea of ‘presenting all sides’ of an issue can be used to suppress press freedom in Thailand,” said SEAPA executive director Edgardo Legaspi.