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NUJP slams new 'determined effort' to shutter ABS-CBN

Jun 30, 2020 - 9:37 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines makes its stand clear after ABS-CBN's digital broadcast on TV Plus in Metro Manila and Sky Cable's satellite TV service are ordered to stop their broadcast

International media groups denounce Ressa, Santos' conviction

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(5th UPDATE) The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, and International Federation of Journalists say the conviction is a crime against press freedom

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves after the press conference  after she attend the promulgation for the case of cyber libel file against rappler by business man wilfredo keng. photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

'Another blow to press freedom’: Student groups condemn cyber libel conviction

Jun 15, 2020 - 3:47 PM

Various groups say the guilty verdict depicts a clear message to silence institutions that report on the truth about the government

Media calls on EU to crack down on online disinformation

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Broadcasters, publishers, and journalists call on the European Commission to implement 'much stronger measures' to combat disinformation on internet platforms such as Google and Facebook

Never again, vow Filipino journalists on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:35 PM

At least 30 groups and close to a 100 journalists sign a joint statement to 'renew our pledge to serve the people, to continue speaking truth to power, and to guard and defend freedom of the press and of expression from all threats'

[PODCAST] Making Space: Braving the anti-terror bill as student-journalists

Jun 09, 2020 - 7:17 PM

With the youth and students at the forefront of speaking truth to power, how are they dealing with the threat of the pending anti-terror bill?

Rappler Talk: Rappler's video journalists – Imagining the new normal

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:17 PM

See the 'new normal' through the eyes of Rappler's video journalists Charles, Naoki, Nappy, Franz, and Jeff

Zambales barangay official in hot water for 'verbally assaulting' Inquirer reporter

May 30, 2020 - 10:11 AM

A barangay kagawad makes threats to correspondent Joanna Rose Aglibot and her family, prompting the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines to issue an alert

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

May 22, 2020 - 9:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard slams the move as 'the final act in [Saudi Arabia's] well-rehearsed parody of justice in front of an international community far too ready to be deceived'

MURDERED. A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

NUJP says Roque owes CNN Philippines, reporter an apology

May 19, 2020 - 9:38 PM

'Officials who earn public ire for their pronouncements should not blame journalists who are merely doing their jobs,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

Former NUJP chair red-tagged in social media post

May 16, 2020 - 10:28 AM

The post tries to link former NUJP chair Rowena 'Weng' Carranza-Paraan to the New People’s Army using a photo at a media safety training in 2013

‘Let this be our final warning’: UP CMC slams red-tagging students during pandemic

May 13, 2020 - 9:02 PM

‘An attack on our students is an attack on our college,’ the UP College of Mass Communication reminds the NTF-ELCAC

Sign the petition: Join the call urging gov’t to put ABS-CBN back on air

May 13, 2020 - 3:14 PM

To persuade government agencies to act on the matter, the petition appeals to the NTC, Supreme Court, and the House of Representatives

Screenshot of change.org petition

After ABS-CBN’s shutdown, campus publications refuse to be silent

May 08, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Campus publications stand with ABS-CBN and band together with fellow journalists to make their voices heard

[OPINION] Campus journalists, now is the time to speak up

May 08, 2020 - 8:09 AM

'Campus journalism goes beyond medals and certificates.... With or without press conference season, student writers should always speak up.'

Dumaguete City radio reporter shot dead

May 06, 2020 - 12:20 AM

Rex Cornelio is the third radio journalist to be killed in Dumaguete City since 2018

JOURNALIST KILLED. Radio broadcaster Rex Cornelio is killed in Dumaguete City. Photo from Cornelio's Facebook page

NUJP urges Filipinos resist closure order vs ABS-CBN in online candle-lighting protest

May 05, 2020 - 7:41 PM

'Even as our people battle a deadly pandemic, it carries out an underhanded assault on freedom of the press and of expression,' NUJP says in a statement

Lessons from international news outlets reporting on the pandemic

Apr 21, 2020 - 11:54 AM

Maria Ressa, Branko Brkic, and Ritu Kapur talk to ICFJ about the challenges and opportunities of running digital newsrooms in the time of COVID-19

Mexicans journalist work during a protest of administrative workers of the General Balbuena Hospital demanding personal protective equipment to prevent being infected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Mexico City on April 16, 2020. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

A message to campus journalists: Your voice matters more than ever

Apr 03, 2020 - 2:35 PM

We need more storytellers to shine a light on issues that matter, especially now when scared and confused people are more susceptible to misleading posts and false information

#CourageON: Campus journalists heed the call in the battle for truth

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:02 PM

Student journalists share how they continue to take courage amid the threats campus publications face

China threatens retaliation over U.S. 'bullying' of state media

Mar 03, 2020 - 7:06 PM

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China 'strongly opposes and condemns' the US decision to require Beijing's state-run media to cut the number of Chinese nationals employed in the US

EXPELLED. In this file photo taken on February 23, 2020 Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin (right) and Philip Wen walk through Beijing Capital Airport before their departure. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Mexico court jails man over murder of journalist Valdez

Feb 28, 2020 - 3:30 PM

Javier Valdez Cardenas was co-founder of the weekly newspaper Riodoce and was one of the most prominent chroniclers of Mexico's deadly drug war in a state where notorious kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman once reigned

JUSTICE. In this file photo taken on May 16, 2017 a makeshift altar with a cup of coffee, water glass and newspaper headlining the story of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez is pictured in a cafe previously frequented by Valdez in Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

After media giants, campus publications also 'unsafe' – student groups

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:30 AM

‘If media giants are threatened, what is stopping the government from doing the same to campus publications?’ Philippine Collegian editor-in-chief Beatrice Puente points out

NUJP submits signature campaign for ABS-CBN franchise renewal to Senate

Feb 24, 2020 - 5:53 PM

NUJP and various groups gather to fight for press freedom, democracy, and workers' rights as the Senate hears issues pertaining to the ABS-CBN franchise

STAND WITH ABS-CBN. Various progressive groups hold a rally in front of Senate, Pasay City to urge lawmakers for the renewal of the broadcast giant franchise. Photos courtesy of College Editors Guild of the Philippines

Campus publications call for autonomy, protection of press freedom

Feb 23, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Students point out how hurdles faced by campus journalists threaten the quest for truth

Kashmir journalist wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize

Feb 20, 2020 - 2:03 PM

The award, named after one of AFP's finest correspondents, recognizes journalism by locally hired reporters in Asia operating in risky or difficult conditions

AWARDED. File photo of Kashmiri journalist Amer Khan from his personal Twitter account. twitter.com/ahmermkhan

NUJP submits 200,000 signatures to Congress for ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Feb 19, 2020 - 6:54 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines hopes the petition will rally support behind the authors of the franchise bills seeking to continue ABS-CBN’s operations, and pressure Congress to act on the matter

STAND WITH ABS-CBN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines submits on February 19 a partial list of petitioners who are urging Congress to renew ABS-CBN's franchise. Photo from NUJP

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

Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune – ICIJ

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' latest series – called 'Luanda Leaks' – zeroes in on Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of former Angola president Jose Eduardo dos Santos

ISABEL DOS SANTOS. In this file photo taken on February 5, 2018 Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos delivers a speech during the start of the new EFACEC Portuguese corporation's electric mobility industrial unit in Maia. Photo by Miguel Riopa/AFP

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

Veteran journalist Twink Macaraig dies

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Twink Macaraig dies after battling cancer

VETERAN JOURNALIST. Twink Macaraig in an interview on her battle against cancer on TV5 in 2017. Screenshot from TV5 video

Zimbabwe journalists suffer as regime tightens grip

Dec 29, 2019 - 12:41 PM

As Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa tightens his stance on dissent, journalists have also suffered repercussions

PRESS FREEDOM. Riot police arrive at the Bronte Hotel in Harare where journalists and international observers gather for a press conference of MDC opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, on August 3, 2018. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP

[OPINION] What the Ampatuan Massacre verdict means to a campus journalist

Dec 24, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The fight of professional journalism will always be the fight of campus journalism. We celebrate the Ampatuan Massacre verdict, hope for the extent of justice, and continue to address the struggles of press freedom.

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

China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist – watchdog

Dec 11, 2019 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Committee to Protect Journalists says it counted at least 48 journalists jailed in China, one more than in 2018, as President Xi Jinping ramps up efforts to control the media

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

New leak reveals how China runs Xinjiang camps

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:54 AM

(UPDATED) The documents show the strict protocols governing life in the camps in Xinjiang, where an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held

XINJIANG. This photo taken on May 31, 2019 shows a watchtower on a high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China's northwestern Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

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

CMFR calls out Duterte gov't on attacks vs press

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus says it is necessary to 'clear the air' in order for plans on the safety of journalists to be properly implemented

Photo courtesy of Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication

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

Multi-stakeholder group launches national plan for safety of journalists

Nov 22, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists is launched on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre

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?

#HandsOffKule: UP student groups hit attempted ‘surveillance’ of Philippine Collegian

Nov 18, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP slams the 'blatant intimidation' against student publications

Indonesian palm oil exec arrested over journalist killings

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Indonesian police arrest businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo as the suspected mastermind in the killing of two journalists in North Sumatra

SUSPECTS. This picture taken on November 8, 2019 shows Indonesian local police chief inspector general Agus Adrianto (left) asking a question to suspect in the killing of  journalists in Medan, North Sumatra. Photo by Dedi Hermawan/AFP

2 suspects in killing of Dumaguete radio broadcaster arrested

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Police identify inactive police officer Glenn Corsame and a Teddy Reyes Salaw as suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso

SUSPECTS ARRESTED. 2 suspects are arrested in connection with the killing of radio announcer Dindo Generoso. Photo from Generoso's Facebook page

Radio broadcaster shot dead in Dumaguete City

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Radio announcer Dindo Generoso is shot dead on his way to work in Dumaguete City