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[PODCAST] KRIMINAL: When police block the media

[PODCAST] KRIMINAL: When police block the media
What do we do when the police block us from covering? Listen to the latest episode of KRIMINAL, Rappler's crime podcast.

On Friday, May 14, the Central Visayas Regional Police Office blocked Rappler Cebu correspondent Lorraine Ecarma from covering the release of detained Lumad children and their teachers.

It was the first time that it happened to Rappler’s Cebu bureau.

After allowing almost all reporters inside its compound, Central Visayas police blocked Lorraine at the regional office’s gate.

Lorraine documented what she could with her cellphone and posted it online. In this episode of KRIMINAL, she tells the story of what she couldn’t capture and share to the public – because the police were intimidating her.

Rappler’s Rambo Talabong sits down with Lorraine Ecarma and Rappler’s Cebu bureau chief, Ryan Macasero.

The stopping at the gate is only the beginning of the story. –

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