3 May 2012
Campaigns and Advocacy
CMFR creates special web page to highlight press freedom and freedom of expression
(CMFR/IFEX) - In observance of the 2012 World Press Freedom Day, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) has created a special web page
calling attention and action to three major issues that threaten press freedom and freedom of expression in the Philippines:
* the rampant killing of journalists which demonstrate the prevailing culture of impunity in the Philippines;
* the use of criminal libel to stifle dissent; and
* the failure to pass a freedom of information law.
These issues are three major issues of concern raised on the country's compliance with its international human rights obligations in protecting the right to freedom of expression and freedom of information as part of the Philippines' upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process of the United Nations (UN). CMFR raised these issues with ARTICLE 19, Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Media Defence Southeast Asia, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, and the Center for International Law.
Send a call to President Benigno Aquino III to end impunity
in the Philippines