Category Archives: Freedom of Expression

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Ginagmayng Kahibulongan

1 Okey ra man kuno bahalag giunsa nila pag-estorya ang ilang giestorya kay nia man ta sa demokrasya maong naay freedom of expression matag usa. Pero nahibulong lang ko nganong ilang tulisokon ug panghimaraoton man ug kulang na lang nga sa pagpuspos tabangán kadtong mga nahinaway sa ilang sinultihan – ang freedom of expression diay […]

Duterte on ‘Comfort Women’ monument: from “it’s freedom of expression” in January to “fine” if on private property in April

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 April) — In January this year, President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged Japan as the largest contributor of aid to the Philippines and thanked it for its many contributions to the country but on the issue of the then newly-installed ‘Comfort Women’ monument along the baywalk of Roxas Boulevard in Metro Manila, […]

Rappler case cited in 2017-2018 press freedom report

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 April) – The Philippine government’s attempt to close down online news outlet Rappler on the grounds that it violated laws on foreign ownership was highlighted in “The Global State of Press Freedom, 2017-2018” released by Washington-based Freedom House Tuesday. “President Rodrigo Duterte defended the decision, which Rappler was contesting, and accused the […]

Castro says proposal to amend Consti guarantee of free press, speech came from Palace; Pimentel says no need to amend

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 January) — The proposal to amend the Bill of Rights’ guarantee of freedom of speech, expression, press and right to peaceably assemble did not come from his committee but from Malacanang, House Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro told ANC’s Early Edition on Thursday. “It came from an extrinsic source,” Castro said, adding […]

Duterte on ‘Comfort Women’ monument: it’s freedom of expression

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) — President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledges Japan as the largest contributor of aid to the Philippines and thanked it again during Monday’s turnover here of Japan’s donation of 26 units of Mitsubishi Montero to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for use as patrol cars. But on the issue of the […]

STATEMENT: NUJP on Human Rights Day

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines joins the commemoration of International Human Rights Day as we remember not only our fallen colleagues but the thousands of Filipinos who have and continue to suffer from the continued disregard of our basic rights and freedoms. We join the Commission on Human Rights, iDEFEND, Bantayog ng […]

Threatening journalists is criminal — NUJP

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 Oct) — Saying it has become common and alarming, a media group on Monday said it was worried “over the continued vilification of media and attempts to lay the predicate to muzzle freedom of the press and of expression.” In a statement, the National Union of Journalists said that two more journalists have […]

Broadcaster arrested for libel in Kidapawan City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 Sept) — The manager of a community radio station in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato has been arrested and detained on two libel cases filed against him by Makilala town Mayor Rudy Caoagdan, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said Tuesday. NUJP said Dante Encarnacion Tabosares, who is known on-air as […]

The “Muhammad” Movie: Respecting the Other’s Sensibilities

I have refrained from writing a full length article on Moro issues for quite a while now because it is quite easier to just do micro-blogging on Facebook and Twitter. But I guess I’m now forced to do so because I was interviewed for a banner article on The Manila Times and I’m afraid the reporter misunderstood my […]