Juan Jumalon is the fourth journalist killed in the Philippines under the government of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
A coalition of press freedom advocates in the Philippines demands justice for a murdered radio broadcaster.
Hold The Line Coalition welcomes acquittal of Maria Ressa and “Rappler”, calls for dropping of remaining cases
The Hold The Line Coalition calls on the government to abandon all remaining cases against “Rappler” and Maria Ressa, and put a long-overdue end to their persecution.
The Supreme Court has ordered the Regional Trial Court to issue a new arrest warrant for the former governor of Palawan, for his role in the murder of Ortega, and continue his prosecution.
Independent media outlet and accredited fact-checker Vera Files received the threats after it posted reports about the statements of the country’s former president regarding the ‘war on drugs’.
Press freedom groups in Southeast Asia have issued a statement condemning the red-tagging attacks against members of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.
Media groups reported that the new Freedom of Information policy issued by the Philippine government contains numerous exemptions and restrictions.
Hold The Line Coalition welcomes acquittal of Maria Ressa and “Rappler”, calls for all remaining cases to be closed
The Hold the Line Coalition welcomes the court decision as it calls for an end to the “constant persecution” against journalist Maria Ressa and the news company she founded, “Rappler”.
The regional conference was themed “Strengthening collaboration, defending press freedom in Southeast Asia”.
PEN International and PEN Philippines call for an urgent and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of poet and activist Ericson Acosta.
Maria Ressa has 15 days to file a final appeal before the Philippine Supreme Court.
Radio commentator Percy Lapid is the second journalist killed under the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Hold the Line Coalition demands immediate decriminalisation of libel in the Philippines as Maria Ressa faces extended jail sentence
If journalist Maria Ressa is convicted on all counts, she faces cumulative jail sentences of up to 100 years.
“The SEC shutdown order is part of a multi–pronged attack by the Philippine authorities designed to permanently silence Rappler and its founder, Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa. It also marks an escalation in the years-long pressure on the few remaining independent news publishers in the Philippines,” the HTL Steering Committee said.