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JOINT STATEMENT: On requiring journalists to get PCOO accreditation

JOINT STATEMENT: On requiring journalists to get PCOO accreditation

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Mar 26, 2020

WE, MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS, journalists, press freedom advocates and academics, raise our collective voice and declare our opposition to government requiring journalists to secure accreditation from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) to be exempted from the enhanced community quarantine. While we recognize the gravity of the situation, we assert that this imposition is unnecessary, unreasonable and unconstitutional.

STATEMENT | Thrashing press freedom

STATEMENT | Thrashing press freedom

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Feb 07, 2020

We believe that blocking ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal is part of the ongoing assault of the administration on the media. From the unrelenting attacks against media organization Rappler, to the nonstop red-tagging and arrests of community journalists in the past months, as well as the cyberattacks on alternative news sites, it is apparent that the Duterte administration will stop at nothing to intimidate the media and invoke a chilling effect on its critics.

STATEMENT | A Call for Justice and Compassion

STATEMENT | A Call for Justice and Compassion

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Feb 05, 2020

The voice in the wilderness echoes in the hollow recesses of the hearts of the human world that is filled with material want and hate. Such is the voice of the ministers at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines South Eastern Mindanao Jurisdiction Area (UCCP SEMJA), who have chosen to follow Jesus in His work with the poor and powerless.

State of Media Freedom in PH

State of Media Freedom in PH

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Dec 10, 2019

THE STATE OF MEDIA FREEDOM in the Philippines under the Duterte Administration remains a tragic story as new and more cases of attacks and threats continue, with marked uptick for certain incidents.