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Tags: press freedom
“They subjected me to psywar and harassed me, saying I was not allowed to carry out interviews.”
“We call on Congress to do what is right and immediately pass the bill to renew ABS-CBN’s franchise.”
The new decade poses possible threat to ABS-CBN as the broadcast corporation’s franchise expiration approaches in less than two months, and with President Duterte’s ongoing tirades against the network’s franchise renewal.
A decade has indeed passed but the conditions that led to the Ampatuan massacre remain: political dynasties and patronage are still alive, paramilitary groups have not been dismantled, and the Ampatuans’ collusion with the administration — Arroyo then and Duterte now — still persists.
Over three years ago, the nation has been promised: change is coming. And change did come, but things took a turn for the worse. As the nation marks President Rodrigo Duterte’s third year in power, we look back in sheer dismay over the unprecedented attacks perpetrated primarily by the state, with the apparent goal of…
“All these are patent acts of tyranny, and we urge our fellow journalists, human rights advocates, and the public to continue resisting these abuses.”
The NUJP said that while it was important to secure the country and the people from the threats of terrorism, the bill would only do more harm than good by pushing the people to surrender their rights and liberties as citizens of a democratic country.
“The reason why government regard the free press as the enemy is because the government fear the free press of its power.”
“The Duterte administration uses the entire coercive power of the State to attack and quell the independent press and these attacks are instigated and led by the madman in Malacañang Palace himself.”
The ban extends to any journalist who would write or broadcast anything that the President deems to be ‘fake news.’