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WATCH: NUJP, ABS-CBN staff protest Calida's quo warranto petition

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Journalists cry for press freedom hours after Solicitor General Jose Calida files a quo warranto petition to void ABS-CBN's franchise

Members of the media staged a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City to condemn the move of Solicitor General Calida’s filing of chrages at the Supreme Court asking for a revocation of ABS CBNs broadcasting franchise. Calling to defend press freedom from the government’s crackdown on media entities and organizations like ABS CBN. February 10, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Journalists, advocates call on Filipinos to back ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know

NUJP launches signature campaign against ABS-CBN shutdown

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:08 PM

ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, 2020. Congress has sat on the franchise renewal bills amid President Duterte's threat to block a new franchise

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Journalists and press freedom supporters gather in Boy Scout Circle, Quezon City on Friday, January 17 to support the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

Journalists, lawyers call for state accountability after Ampatuan verdict

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:39 PM

The state needs to be accountable for crimes committed by its own agents, says NUJP chair Nonoy Espina, whether it's the Ampatuan massacre or the drug war

Family members, counsel, and journalists join a press conference after the verdict has been announced for the Ampatuan promulgation in Taguig next December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NUJP: Despite Ampatuan conviction, fight is not yet over

Dec 19, 2019 - 6:19 PM

'We must soldier on until the last of those responsible are behind bars,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says

Family members, counsel, and journalists join a press conference after the verdict has been announced for the Ampatuan promulgation in Taguig next December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Media orgs unite, ask SC for live coverage of Ampatuan judgment

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'Allowing live coverage would allow families unable to travel to Manila to immediately hear the decision of the 58 counts of murder of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes,' says the petition signed by media organizations

AMPATUAN MASSACRE. PCP Chairperson Jun Sepe pictured beside the images of the victims of Maguindanao Massacre on November 23, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Don't blame media for SEA Games woes – NUJP

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:59 PM

'Attempting to dictate how the media should report the news has no place in a democracy,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says

WATCH: Media groups demand 'justice now, convict Ampatuans'

Nov 24, 2019 - 8:29 AM

NUJP, AlterMidya, and other media groups commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre with a mural painting and march

Groups and members of the media commemorate the 10th anniversary of Maguindanao Massacre at the Mehan Garden, Manila on November 23. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Bacolod journos call for vigilance as verdict on Maguindanao massacre nears

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Officials and members of the Negros Press Club and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines-Bacolod chapter light candles to mark the death anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

COMMEMORATION. Andrea Jayme, her daughter Hina Sofia Danielle Bianca Tugot, and Dennis Rubica of Bombo Radyo Bacolod light candles at the Marker of the Fallen Journalists at the Bacolod City public plaza on November 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of NUJP-Bacolod

NUJP chair ‘confident’ Ampatuans will be convicted

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:34 PM

An acquittal, says National Union of Journalists of the Philippines' Nonoy Espina, would have grave implications not just on press freedom but on the electoral process

Rappler Talk: NUJP's Nonoy Espina on the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:32 AM

What has happened in the 10 years since the Maguindanao massacre?

Media groups in Mindanao slam red-tagging of CDO journalists

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:09 AM

The Mindanao Independent Press Council calls for a dialogue between journalists and security forces 'to tackle the problem of red-tagging...as a matter that hinges on human rights'

RED-TAGGED. Froilan Gallardo and Cong Corrales are again involved in a recent red-tagging incident in Cagayan de Oro City. File photos from Facebook

NUJP calls on officials to protect red-tagged journalists, personalities in CDO

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines laments 'the apparent lack of interest of local government and security units to protect those so threatened'

Rappler's Bacolod correspondent tailed by 'suspicious' man

Aug 04, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The man, who was aboard a motorcycle, followed journalist Marchel Espina for almost 18 kilometers

NUJP hails 'show of unity' of Cagayan de Oro journalists against red-tagging

May 28, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Media groups in Cagayan de Oro destroy a streamer red-tagging organizations, which was hung by unidentified persons on the first day of the city's Press Freedom Week

APPROPRIATE. Several groups and individuals burn a streamer red-tagging various journalists and human rights groups in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, May 27. Photo from National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Facebook Page

Malacañang task force asks CMFR, NUJP, media groups about Maguindanao massacre aid

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:46 PM

A media watchdog decries this as a fishing expedition meant to 'demonize independent and non-profit media organizations'

Malacañang orders Rappler correspondent kicked out of PDP-Laban’s CDO rally

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also documents how Bobby Lagsa was 'evicted' from the event hours before President Duterte arrived

Journalists urged not to aid trial by publicity over narco list

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:54 PM

‘Government, media can’t play fast, loose with due process and rule of law,’ says the statement of journalists and media organizations on list of alleged ‘narco politicians’

Rappler, NUJP ask Duterte to lift coverage ban

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:34 PM

The now one-year order of President Rodrigo Duterte to ban Rappler from covering his events 'has gone on too long,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

PhilStar.com takedown of Keng story 'unfortunate' – NUJP

Feb 17, 2019 - 5:04 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says the article takedown proves that government's 'twisting the law' has a chilling effect on media

RESIST. The National Union of Journalists says Filipino Journalist may stand up to attempts that seek to silence the press.

NUJP website latest target of 'coordinated campaign' vs critical news

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Attacks continue after earlier hits on Bulatlat, Kodao Productions, and Pinoy Weekly


Journalists, institutions decry 'absurd legal attack' against Rappler

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

(UPDATED) Journalist groups and institutions denounce the weaponization of anti-cybercrime laws

Baguio council backs NUJP bid to exempt journalists as drug case witnesses

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Baguio City Vice Mayor Edison Bilog says the council wants 'to protect the integrity and welfare of media practitioners'

NUJP slams 'orchestrated effort to intimidate us into silence'

Jan 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

'As they say, stupid is as stupid does,' the NUJP says of the allegation that it is a legal front of the Communist Party of the Philippines

NUJP. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines slams the 'orchestrated effort' to intimidate and silence the media watchdog.  Image from NUJP Facebook.

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill radio announcer in Negros Oriental

Dec 28, 2018 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) Police suspect radio announcer Gabriel 'Kumander Aguila' Alburo was killed over a cockfighting bet but are looking at other motives for the attack as well

NUJP: Maria Ressa’s Time honor recognizes 'tenacity of PH press'

Dec 12, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'The selection of Maria is a recognition of the resistance and tenacity of the Philippine press in upholding truth and fighting for the freedom of the Press and expression,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

TIME 'PERSON OF THE YEAR'.Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrives at the NAIA Terminal 3 on December 2, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Patricia Fox, Tito Sotto, PNP vs. ‘tambays’ | Evening wRap

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

ISIS operatives, Tito Sotto, World Cup 2018 | Midday wRap

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: Expanded ban on Rappler by Malacañang 'a low point in pettiness'

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The NUJP adds. 'this show of vindictiveness is not just pathetically childish, more worrisome is it shows Duterte’s penchant for taking shortcuts in a case that is still pending before the courts'

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'

Quezon radio journalists arrested over libel charges filed by politicians – NUJP

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:34 PM

'Itinanong lang naman namin kung saan na napunta ang P70 million na PDAF ni Congressman Danilo Suarez,' says one of the arrested radio commentators

Screenshot from NUJP's Facebook page

‘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

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