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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
As Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa tightens his stance on dissent, journalists have also suffered repercussions
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.
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
'We must soldier on until the last of those responsible are behind bars,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says
(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
'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
'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
(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
NUJP, AlterMidya, and other media groups commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre with a mural painting and march
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
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
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
The Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists is launched on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre
What has happened in the 10 years since the Maguindanao massacre?
The Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP slams the 'blatant intimidation' against student publications
Indonesian police arrest businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo as the suspected mastermind in the killing of two journalists in North Sumatra
Police identify inactive police officer Glenn Corsame and a Teddy Reyes Salaw as suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso
(3rd UPDATE) Radio announcer Dindo Generoso is shot dead on his way to work in Dumaguete City
On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, it's important to recognize the essential link between the right to freedom of expression and the right to information. Journalists are too often the direct targets when either right is under attack, and ultimately – we are all victims.
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
Rappler, its CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr file a demurrer with Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46
The report by the Committee to Protect Journalists says the worst regimes have media serving 'as a mouthpiece of the state, and any independent journalism is conducted from exile'
The US-based Society of Professional Journalists honors Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and Jamal Khashoggi for their courage and contribution to the profession
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'
The Society of Professional Journalists honors Maria Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and the late Jamal Khashoggi for their 'extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism'
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'
The anti-graft court upholds its April 2019 order for the Presidential Commission on Good Government to reimburse Ramon Quisumbing P40 million for the improvements on the property
The College Editors Guild of the Philippines calls on all publications to remain vigilant and continue to 'persistently uncover the true state of our society'
The man, who was aboard a motorcycle, followed journalist Marchel Espina for almost 18 kilometers
At a time when online hate spreads like wildfire and affects public discourse on social media, Rappler news editor Miriam Grace Go urges students to amplify real voices online
Journalists in Mindanao say they want to defend themselves but legally owning a gun is difficult because of the island-wide martial law. They say: 'If we try to defend ourselves, we go to jail. If we do not, we die.'
'The vanguards of light and truth in various campuses are being the next targets of control by the government and school administrations,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado
Brigada News-Kidapawan City radio broadcaster Eduardo Dizon is shot dead by unidentified suspects along the national highway of Kidapawan City
UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's report insists there is 'credible evidence' to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Khashoggi's murder last October
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
Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked
'Of course, they should never have been arrested or convicted in the first place,' United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says of the two Reuters journalists
The job of a journalist takes place in a world that is drugged with online disinformation and where journalism is treated like a crime
A media watchdog decries this as a fishing expedition meant to 'demonize independent and non-profit media organizations'
(UPDATED) Detectives hunting the gunman has released footage of the unrest, hoping that the community would help trace her killers
Representatives of the New-York based Committee to Protect Journalists, who are on a visit to the Philippines, meet with Malacañang and Department of Justice officials
The 'war for truth…is a war we cannot lose in democracies' like the Philippines, says Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa
The College Editors Guild of the Philippines condemns the 'culture of killing and impunity' that emboldened the killers. One of the fatalities is a campus journalist.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also documents how Bobby Lagsa was 'evicted' from the event hours before President Duterte arrived
Police says Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, a TV reporter, was shot and wounded in the street and taken to a clinic, where he died
‘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’
'Enough of persecution of journalists...it has gone on for decades,' says Croatian journalist Hrvoje Zovko