World Press Freedom Day has always been the occasion for responsible journalists to reexamine the state of one of the fundamental needs of ethical practice. This year as in 2018, May 3rd was not so much an occasion for celebration as for alarm. As in many other parts of the world, the independent press is…
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Painting a conspiracy among the media groups and lawyers — all perceived as enemies by Duterte — might be used to justify further draconian measures and blatant attacks.
“This is a very great concern for the CPJ and the international community, because the Philippines has long enjoyed a very robust free press. We are concerned that not a lot is being done to protect your (Filipino journalists) ability to work without fear of retribution, prosecution, and attack.”
“This is an affront to press freedom… If this has happened to Edmund, it could happen to anybody.”
“This case once again proves that the culture of impunity persists.”
BY BULATLAT An Aklan broadcaster survived an assassination attempt by unknown gunmen last Jan. 2. Cherie “Katribung Che” Indelible, 35, news director of dyYM (Community Broadcasting Information System), a local government-run radio station and anchorman of 98.5 Hot FM was riding his motorcycle on his way home in Kalibo City at 11:45 p.m. when he…