Category Archives: nujp

Defending Journalism

Bayan Muna partylist Representative Carlos Isagani T. Zarate challenges journalists to “take the viewpoint and standpoint for truth and fairness for the people” at the launch Saturday, 18 November, of the book, “Defending Journalism. MindaNews photo by Carolyn O. Arguillas    READ SPEECH 

NUJP calls out Sasot for outrage on BBC reporter

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is appalled by the utterly uncalled for and, in the end, unjustified public confrontation pro-administration social media enabler Sass Rogando Sasot forced on BBC Southeast Asia correspondent Jonathan Head as she took umbrage over the British network’s interview of Jover Laurio, who is behind the anti-administration Pinoy […]

​​NUJP condemns PSG harassment of Palace reporters

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns personnel of the Presidential Security Group who attempted to prevent media from covering a protest outside Malacanang by relatives of political prisoners Tuesday morning.    While we understand the PSG’s task of securing the grounds of the presidential palace, we do not see how part of […]

NUJP Statement on the murder of Catanduanes publisher

National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Statement December 20, 2016 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns the murder of Larry Que, publisher of Catanduanes News Now, and challenge authorities, particularly the Presidential Task Force on Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of the Members of the Media, to […]

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 […]

Still no justice: Families of victims mark 7th year of Ampatuan Massacre

MASSACRE SITE, Ampatuan, Maguindanao (MindaNews/21 November) — Editha Tiamzon’s eyes welled up with tears as she stepped into a fenced plot at a hill in Sitio Masalay of Barangay Salman here where white headstones stood in remembrance for the 58 people who died in a gruesome massacre seven years ago. The site was one of […]

Justice delayed…

Justice delayed is justice denied for 58 victims of the Nov. 2009 Ampatuan Massacre, 32 of them from the media. Never forget, says Editha Tiamzon (center with eyeglasses), widow of UNTV cameraman Daniel Tiamzon during the silent protest at the Manila South Cemetery in Makati City on Nov. 1, 2016. Photo by NUJP     […]

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 […]

Duterte signs EO on FOI

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed Saturday a still unnumbered Executive Order on Freedom of Information (FOI), two days before delivering his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). The EO “operationalizing in the executive branch the people’s constitutional right to information and the state policies of full public disclosure […]