IFEX calls for an end to impunity for the Ampatuan Massacre

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Maria Ressa, founder of news portal "Rappler", faces reporters after appearing in court for a second "cyber-libel" charge against her, in Makati, Philippines, 15 December 2020, Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

Philippines: IPI condemns third cyber libel charge against Maria Ressa

This was the second time in recent months that a cyber libel charge was filed against Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of news portal ‘Rappler’.

Journalist covering a land dispute shot dead by soldiers in the Philippines

Freelance journalist Ronnie Villamor, who was covering a land dispute in Masbate Province, was shot dead by soldiers in an ‘encounter’. Four journalists have been killed this year in the Philippines.

Philippines: Appeal to UNESCO regarding the classification of the Ampatuan massacre case as “resolved”

A broad group of organizations and individuals have sent a letter to UNESCO regarding the latter’s classification of the Ampatuan Massacre as ‘resolved’. Fifty-eight persons were killed, including 32 journalists, when armed goons attacked an electoral convoy in a southern province in the Philippines in 2009.