Articles by Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR)
Radio commentator Percy Lapid is the second journalist killed under the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounced the arbitrary inclusion of Bulatlat, Pinoy Weekly and other alternative news sites in the list.
The Philippines Energy Secretary and a campaign donor of President Rodrigo Duterte have filed libel and cyberlibel charges against 21 journalists and media executives for their reporting on a controversial energy deal.
Filipino journalists and media groups have signed a statement highlighting the significance of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov; and how press freedom remains in a fragile state in the Philippines today.
A coalition of press freedom advocates condemns the Philippine Army’s Distributed Denial of Service cyberattacks on the websites of two alternative media organizations in the Philippines.
Dozens of media groups and journalists in the Philippines have signed a statement rejecting the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 for containing provisions that “trample upon fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of the press.”
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.
Philippine alternative news groups file complaints against state agents for threats and surveillance
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.