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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#HoldTheLine Coalition welcomes dismissal of cyber-libel charge against Maria Ressa and calls for remaining charges to be dropped
“We welcome the overdue withdrawal of this trumped-up charge against Maria Ressa, which was the latest in a cluster of cases intended to silence her independent reporting. We call for the remaining charges against Ressa and ‘Rappler’ to be dropped without further delay, and other forms of pressure against them immediately ceased.”
#HoldTheLine coalition welcomes reprieve for Maria Ressa, demands all other charges and cases be dropped
Despite the dropping of the second criminal cyberlibel case against “Rappler”‘s Maria Ressa, the Filipino-American journalist still faces eight other charges.
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.”