“Lest we forget” – Joint CMFR and SEAPA statement on the 100th day of the Ampatuan massacre
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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.

Altermidya and its members Bulatlat, Kodao, and Pinoy Weekly filed complaints against state agents before the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights for continuous threats, intimidation, and attacks on press freedom.

The prosecution represents an attempt to use tax law and foreign ownership regulations as another weapon to criminalise journalism and silence Ressa and “Rappler” as threats to press freedom and democracy escalate in the Philippines.