MANILA, Philippines – Once a hostile country to human rights experts such as her, the Philippines has since changed and rolled out the red carpet to welcome Irene Khan, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion.
The government claims there is a “vibrant” environment for Filipino journalists here, and denied any systematic attack against the Philippine press.
Did United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion Irene Khan believe it?
Khan concludes her two-week mission to the Philippines on Friday, February 2, with a schedule that fits meetings with government officials, journalist groups, and a visit to the jailed campus journalist Frenchie Mae Cumpio in Tacloban, Leyte.
Senior justice reporter Lian Buan sits down with Khan on Rappler Talk, streaming on our channels on Friday. – Rappler.com