The 10th anniversary of the single most deadly assault on journalists ever takes place on 23 November. IFEX’s Asia & Pacific Regional Editor Mong Palatino writes about a decade of activism on behalf of the 58 Ampatuan Massacre victims, among them 32 journalists, in this Spark multimedia feature article.
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IFEX members have issued statements condemning the cyber libel guilty verdict handed out by a Philippine court against award-winning journalist Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr.
Independent journalism and access to information threatened in the Philippines with the closure of ABS-CBN
Advocates of free press and expression call on the Philippines government to respect the public’s right to know and denounce the stifling of ABS-CBN, one of the largest media groups in the country.
The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility said the forced closure of a major broadcasting network limits the possibilities of civic engagement and political participation.