Category Archives: PRESS FREEDOM

Journalists oppose Comelec, Rappler poll info campaign pact

Choice of Rappler as a “valuable partner” in the dissemination of “truthful information” is unacceptable to most Filipinos.

Rappler has “spotty record” in its reportage which resulted in legal woes

A group of journalists on Thursday expressed opposition to the partnership between the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and online news website Rappler on voter engagement and fighting disinformation in relation to the May 9 polls.In a letter to Comelec acting chairperson Socorro… Read More

MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE: MANY SUSPECTS STILL AT LARGE

PTFoMS vows to pursue killers

MANILA – The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Tuesday said it is one with the nation in commemorating the Maguindanao massacre, which it tagged as one of the darkest moments in Philippine history and vowed to capture all suspects who are still at large.“We shall… Read More

Duterte admin to continue upholding press freedom: Nograles

MANILA – The Duterte administration will continue upholding press freedom, Malacañang said on Tuesday as the country commemorates the 12th year of the infamous Maguindanao massacre.In a Palace press briefing, Cabinet Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles pointed… Read More

ROQUE SLAMS INQUIRER FOR ‘MALICIOUS’ REPORTS

Malice in 2 stories ‘very clear’

MANILA – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Sunday lashed out at the daily broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) for publishing two reports about groups opposing his nomination for a seat at the UN International Law Commission (ILC), a body of experts tasked with developing and… Read More

Media callS for speedy resolution to Dinoy slay

DIGOS CITY – Media outlets on Sunday expressed grief over the brutal death of reporter and radio anchor Orlando “Dondon” Dinoy in Davao del Sur.Dinoy succumbed to gunshot wounds to the head and body inside his rented apartment along Mother Ignacia St., Poblacion Uno, Bansalan town… Read More

Journalist Orlando Dinoy shot dead in Davao del Sur | ABS-CBN News

PTFoMS vows justice for slain Davao journalist

MANILA – The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) is in close coordination with the police to attain justice for journalist Orlando “Dondon” Dinoy, who was gunned down inside his rented apartment in Davao del Sur on Saturday night.Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS… Read More

Philippines ranked 7th deadliest country for journalists

With 13 unresolved killings in the last 10 years, the Philippines maintained its No. 7 ranking among dangerous places for journlists.

According to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists’ Global Impunity Index, the Philippines remains to be one of the worst countries when it comes to unsolved killings of journalists.

Somalia remained the world’s worst country for unsolved killings, along with Syria, Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan, based on the latest data, which covers the period September 1, 2011, to August 31, 2021.

PTFoMS confident PH will be out of CPJ’s impunity index soon

MANILA – The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has expressed optimism that the Philippines will soon be out of the Global Impunity Index (GII) released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based media watchdog.This as the country remained on its “biggest mover”… Read More