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Signature drive launched vs tapping journalists as drug operations witnesses

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:16 PM

The police practice of pressuring media practitioners to sign anti-drug operation reports as witnesses puts them in physical danger and in conflict-of-interest situations. #PHnews

MANIFESTO. Representatives from media organizations and outlets affix their signatures on the 'Sign Against the Sign' manifesto to show support of the campaign. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

Journalists slam PNP over door-to-door bid for good coverage

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:14 PM

'Government forces must never harass, intimidate, or attack journalists who are just doing their jobs,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

FOR GOOD COVERAGE. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during press conference at Camp Crame on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jun 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

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Sotto says Inquirer will remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) 'They will [take it down]... because it's fake news. It's [the] original fake news,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

RAPE POSTS. Senate President Vicente Sotto III says Inquirer has agreed to take down articles implicating him in a controversial rape slay. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jun 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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Sotto asks Inquirer to remove articles on Pepsi Paloma

Jun 16, 2018 - 2:44 PM

(UPDATED) The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces Sotto's request, saying it is a 'brazen attempt to suppress freedom of the press and of expression'

NUJP to gov't: Don't require media as witness in anti-drug operations

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

The presence of media in anti-illegal drugs raids and apprehensions should be limited to 'coverage for journalism purposes,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says in a resolution

POLICE OPERATIONS. The NUJP is requesting the government to not require media practitioners to sign as witnesses in anti-illegal drug operations. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Media groups record 85 attacks on press freedom under Duterte

May 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'Separately and together, these 85 cases have made the practice of journalism an even more dangerous endeavor under Duterte,' says Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

MEDIA FORUM. PCIJ Director Malou Mangahas at the 'Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check' forum on May 3. 2018, with fellow panelists CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus, NUJP Director Raymond Villanueva, and PPI Director Ariel Sebellino. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity

NUJP to Duterte: 'Shame on you for displaying extreme pettiness'

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:54 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says President Rodrigo Duterte 'has acted much like a petulant child throwing a fit' when he banned Rappler's Pia Ranada from Palace coverage

NUJP slams Roque as 'fake news peddler'

Feb 09, 2018 - 9:40 PM

NUJP says Roque 'has acquired a penchant for accusing media of making him look bad by doing what they ought to – reporting his pronouncements accurately with the proper context and background'

‘That’s a crime’: Duterte hit for blackmailing media

Feb 02, 2018 - 10:58 PM

‘We should not allow that we will be silenced...because once they succeed, all of us will be silenced,’ NUJP president Noynoy Espina reminds journalists during a #BlackFridayForPressFreedom forum in Bacolod

DEFENDING PRESS FREEDOM. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines national director Nonoy Espina and Negros Press Club president Renato Duran during the 'Roundtable Talk: Defending Press Freedom' at the NPC building in Bacolod City, Friday, February 2. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

NUJP slams cyberattack on Kodao Productions' website

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Kodao.org is known for covering the peace process between the Philippine government and the NDFP, as well as issues about indigenous peoples, human rights, environmental issues

Pro-democracy organization slams writers group for ‘casting aspersions without evidence'

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The group Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity (LODI) says the letter of the 'concerned writers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao' posted online 'cast doubt and aspersion without evidence' against Rappler

Joel Lamangan calls for press freedom at NUJP Black Friday gathering

Jan 19, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The director slams the current administration, saying its actions are indicative of a return to dictatorship

JOEL LAMANGAN. The veteran director speaks to the crowd at the NUJP Black Friday solidarity event. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Fight for press freedom: Join the NUJP Black Friday protest on January 19

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) Wear black wherever you are or join the rally at the Boy Scout Circle, the roundabout at Timog and Tomas Morato intersection in Quezon City, on Friday at 6 pm

Journalist groups hit SEC decision vs Rappler

Jan 15, 2018 - 6:25 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism says the 'harsh' ruling has 'horrifying implications on the full and untrammeled exercise of press freedom'

ATTACK ON PRESS FREEDOM. Journalist groups condemn the Securities and Exchange Commission decision revoking the registration of Rappler.

NUJP backs Rappler journalist, slams 'hollow block' threat

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:35 AM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces the 'patent ignorance and arrogance' of dwIZ host and pro-Duterte blogger RJ Nieto

NUJP calls out Duterte’s legal counsel for ‘lechery and misogyny’

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM

In an interview with journalists Karin Wenger and Ana Santos, Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says he is ‘better in bed’ and that ‘I fuck like an 18-year old’

CHIEF PRESIDENTIAL COUNSEL. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls out Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo for a lewd joke during a media interview. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Broadcaster killed in ambush in Surigao del Sur

Oct 25, 2017 - 2:14 PM

(UPDATED) The fatal ambush on Christopher Iban Lozada happened after he received death threats, some of which he posted on his Facebook page, says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

AMBUSHED. Broadcaster Christopher Iban Lozada is killed in an ambush in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. Photo from the Facebook page of Christopher Iban Lozada

NUJP hits Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto as 'barefaced liar'

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:03 PM

'That Nieto did all this under oath should have earned him a perjury charge or a contempt citation at the very least,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

FAKE NEWS. Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto, also a consultant at the Department of Foreign Affairs, appeared at the Senate hearing on fake news online. Photo by Rappler

Surigao del Norte vice mayor punches, chokes newspaper editor

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Dapa Mayor Francisco Matugas Gonzales attacks Edito Mapayo, editor-in-chief of 'Diaryo Balita,' for an unfavorable article published 2 years ago in another paper

NUJP to Aguirre: Media won't be scapegoats for your 'lies'

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Trying to blame others for your blunders unmasks you as a mean spirited coward the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

UNDER FIRE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is under fire from media for claiming he was misquoted on reports that he linked opposition lawmakers to the Marawi siege.  File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH media groups release Facebook fake news blocker

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Now available at the Chrome Web Store Fakeblok is the result of a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

FAKEBLOK. The browser plug-in is a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Screenshot from FakeBlok/Chrome Web Store

Only a tyrant would shut down the media – NUJP

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:42 PM

If there is a time for the Philippine media community to set aside our differences and unite to oppose any and all attempts to silence us it is now the NUJP says reacting to Duterte s threat to ABS CBN

Photo of President Rodrigo Duterte by Noel Celis/AFP

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Mar 31, 2017 - 4:39 PM

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Mar 31, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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NUJP calls out Duterte's 'absolutely twisted' rant against media

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:26 AM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls Duterte s rant a brazen abuse of his power as chief executive

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a speech at the People's Day celebration at Barangay Batong Dalig, Socorro town in Oriental Mindoro on March 29, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

NUJP website downed by 'massive' denial of service attack

Jan 10, 2017 - 12:42 AM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls the cyberattacker an enemy of press freedom and of free expression

Gov't calls for probe into death of journalist Larry Que

Dec 21, 2016 - 3:06 PM

According to the International Federation of Journalists Larry Que is the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration

INVESTIGATE. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella call on authorities to investigate the death of Larry Que – the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

NUJP condemns threats against Reuters reporters

Oct 03, 2016 - 9:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte s appeal to his supporters not to harm journalists seems to have fallen on deaf ears says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet

Oct 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In the Philippines paid trolls fallacious reasoning leaps in logic poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues

Duterte to supporters: Don't threaten journalists

Sep 22, 2016 - 6:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says while he is thankful for the support he would rather his supporters not threaten people

DUTERTE AND THE MEDIA. President Duterte takes questions from reporters in Malacañang Palace. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

NUJP to Palace: Investigate social media attacks vs journalists

Sep 19, 2016 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED The journalists union condemns personal threats online against Gretchen Malalad and Jamela Alindogan over their reports on President Duterte s anti drug war

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Aug 24, 2016 - 12:17 PM

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NUJP: 'Careless' Cayetano endangers PH journalists

Aug 23, 2016 - 6:56 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says the unsubstantiated allegations of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano against the Philippine media put lives in danger

'IRRESPONSIBLE.' The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has called out Senator Alan Peter Cayetano for issuing an 'irresponsible' statement against media reporting on the death toll in the war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ortega family 'incensed' over Duterte justification of media killings

Jun 01, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Criticizing Rodrigo Duterte s justification of media killings the family of Gerry Ortega says the slain radio broadcaster was killed for exposing corruption

SLAIN REPORTERS. The family of slain broadcaster Gerry Ortega hits president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for justifying the murder of journalists.

Journalists' groups hit Duterte's justification of media killings

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED Journalists groups slam President elect Rodrigo Duterte for justifying media killings while Reporters Without Borders urge Philippine media to boycott his press conferences

ON MEDIA KILLINGS. The NUJP criticizes president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for justifying the killing of journalists during a press conference in Davao City on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

PNP to crack down on poll-related cyberbullying

May 08, 2016 - 1:45 AM

The Philippine National Police is also ready to secure media practitioners receiving threats from candidates supporters

NUJP: 'Spare journalists' from threats, attacks

May 07, 2016 - 10:24 AM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls for a stop to harassment and threats hurled against reporters during the coverage of the national elections

Gunmen kill radio reporter in Zamboanga del Sur

Feb 17, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Elvis Ordaniza 49 of radio dxWO is the first journalist killed this year in the Philippines according to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

KILLED. Radio reporter Elvis Ordaniza is the latest journalists to be killed in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of the International Federation of Journalists

No media equipment allowed at Mindanao presidential debate

Feb 17, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Comelec s national media partner GMA 7 is giving more slots to local journalists in the Cagayan de Oro event but will not let them bring cameras and other equipment

'Mauled' DZRH reporter to file charges vs Marikina cop

Nov 11, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Broadcaster Edmar Estabillo meanwhile faces charges of simple disobedience direct assault and unjust vexation filed by SPO2 Manuel Laison

A DZRH reporter allegedly got into a fight with a member of the Marikina police on November 10.

Attempt to silence journalist on Lumad story 'cheap, desperate' – NUJP

Sep 20, 2015 - 2:23 PM

Inday Espina Varona former national chair of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is the target of a Facebook post linking her to communist groups

NUJP: Iglesia leaders to blame for attacks on media in EDSA rally

Sep 02, 2015 - 4:32 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says it was the responsibility of Iglesia ni Cristo leaders to rein in their followers during its 5 day protest

INC members continue their rally in EDSA-Shaw on August 29, 2015. Today marks their 4th day of protest. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

CNN Philippines cameraman shot dead in Cavite

Jun 25, 2015 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED Jonathan Oldan will be the 27th journalist to be killed under the Aquino administration if his death is proven to be work related says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

DEATH IN CAVITE. Jonathan Oldan, CNN Philippines driver and assistant cameraman, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Cavite on June 25, 2015. Photo from CNN Philippines

Bohol radioman shot dead on Valentine's Day

Feb 15, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Maurito Lim of dyRD is the 2nd journalist murdered in Bohol

NDF hopeful papal visit will call attention to rights abuses

Jan 16, 2015 - 4:20 PM

We in the revolutionary movement stand in fervent hope that Pope Francis’ visit will inspire the people to unite and be more resolute in their struggle for social justice

CONSULTATIONS. Various organizations and groups are consulted by government and NDF representatives on December 27, 2014. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

PH joins world in condemning 'senseless' Paris attack

Jan 08, 2015 - 5:11 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines compares the attack to media killings in the Philippines

GLOBAL CONDEMNATION. French President Francois Hollande is joined by other nations, including the Philippines, in condemning the attack. Philippe Wojazer/Pool/EPA

Abante reporter shot dead in Bataan

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:49 AM

2nd UPDATE Abante reporter Nerlita Ledesma is gunned down in Balanga City Bataan while waiting for transportation to get to work

SLAIN JOURNALIST. Abante reporter Nerlita Ledesma is killed as she was awaiting public transportation in Balanga City, Bataan, on January 15, 2015. Photo from Ledesma's Facebook page