Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR)

Articles by Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR)

Philippine media cool to government’s Freedom of Information policy

Media groups reported that the new Freedom of Information policy issued by the Philippine government contains numerous exemptions and restrictions.

Radio commentator shot dead in the Philippines’s capital region

Radio commentator Percy Lapid is the second journalist killed under the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Philippines: National Telecommunication Commission blocks alternative media websites

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounced the arbitrary inclusion of Bulatlat, Pinoy Weekly and other alternative news sites in the list.

Philippines: Energy Secretary, Duterte campaign donor file suits against journalists

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.

Philippine media statement on Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize

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 call to the Philippine Army: Respect for press freedom in word and deed

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.

People take part in a protest against the Terrorism Act and the government's response to COVID-19, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 30 November 2020, Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

Philippine media groups sign statement rejecting the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020

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.