Some of the press freedom- and free expression-related events and issues you might have missed last weekRead 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
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.
AJI deplores the application of a criminal case against Muhammad YusufRead more
We (National Union of Journalists of the Philippines) acknowledge that Inquirer.net has yet to decide on the matter. But this early on, we urge that it do right by asserting its independence and upholding freedom of the press and of expression, which are increasingly under siege today.Read more
This latest media killing belies Malacañang’s claim that the Philippines has improved its position among the deadliest countries in the world to be a journalist.Read more
Joint statement of 117 Cambodian civil society organizations on the latest inter-ministerial proclamation on “illegal” online posts We, the undersignedRead more
MANOKWARI, PAPUA – Press organizations condemned an attack against a journalist who was covering a road accident in Papua ProvinceRead more
[The following text is from SEAPA’s open letter to the Malaysia’s Institutional Reform Committee in response to the latter’s requestRead more
Online communication policy in three Mekong countries are still dominated by government regulation that restricts freedom of expression. On MayRead more