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The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says at least 15 journalists have been killed under the Duterte administration
(UPDATED) Is President Duterte good or bad for press freedom in the Philippines? 'He is like a challenge because we have to stay within our ethics of reporting,' says senatorial bet Jiggy Manicad.
Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government
'The dynamism of the media [in the Philippines] has also been checked by the emergence of a leader who wants to show he is all powerful,' says media watchdog Reporters Without Borders
'It could portend a broader assault on journalists and news organizations whose critical watchdog role has magnified the government’s poor human rights record' Human Rights Watch Asia Division's Carlos Conde says
Indeed, how can Duterte's hand be overlooked in the Rappler affair — it's the elephant in the room!
'Lahat akin 'yan,' adds President Rodrigo Duterte to describe media companies he has not yet publicly attacked
'The President found it unfair for Maria Ressa to claim violation of freedom of the press,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
(UPDATED) While the Palace respects the SEC decision, Rappler can contest the decision until it becomes final and executory, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
'The government has the obligation to foster an enabling environment for freedom of expression by taking measures to promote media and digital literacy'
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President Rodrigo Duterte may publicly threaten media companies but he also invites their reporters to dinner
We don’t mind being criticized; we just ask that it be honest and factual
The more the press becomes intimidated the more Duterte tries to intimidate it It’s simply the nature of the man as certified to clinically and as now revealed spectacularly in his presidency
President Rodrigo Duterte calls the University of Oxford which released a study about social media manipulation a school for the stupid people
(UPDATED) In his second SONA, the President goes off script and resurrects an old issue against Rappler
UPDATED Why is it that media during our watch complained about the flimsiest and tiniest things and it seems to be a little quiet these days? former president Benigno Aquino III says
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President Rodrigo Duterte says he will file a complaint with Congress against the network giant for 'swindling'
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The policy will allow bloggers to be recognized as legitimate sources of information and provide a system of accreditation says the Presidential Communications Operations Office
Pulitzer winning journalist Kim Murphy says they have never been as interested in the Philippines now as in the time of dictator Ferdinand Marcos
UPDATED We are disturbed by the propensity of the officials of this administration to blame the media whenever the inflammatory statements of the President stir controversy or draw flak says the Malacañang Press Corps
This is a product of a wild and active imagination It s adding a plus plus when there s nothing there says policy expert Tony La Viña
Its main message is that President Duterte can do no wrong This kind of citizen defense of a president is not desirable because it promotes personalistic instead of rational political discourse
Were Idi Amin alive today he would probably send this note to President Duterte
I am not at liberty to be angry at anybody It is your sworn duty to ask questions Wala akong galit sa inyo the President says
Journalists used to covering Duterte know he has a tendency to talk about different topics one after the other leaving journalists or the public to determine what he meant by certain statements
President Duterte invites journalists who covered him during the campaign to a private dinner in Malacañang Park after his SONA
In a pooled editorial over 20 media groups cite the importance of media s role as the people s private eye in the public arena considering the country s history under a dictatorship and its journey back into a democracy
So far the plan is for all media outlets to rely on the feed of state run RTVM and monitor the event from another building in the Malacañang compound
The way Duterte handled the grilling of the journalists only heightened the public’s general distrust of their watchdogs His words make a neutral party look like his biased predators And where does it leave students like me?
‘He does not condone the killing of journalists nor any citizen for that matter regardless of its purpose ’ incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo says
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They really mounted that better campaigning – that was the right tone right messaging right time says the outgoing Philippine president
Known for his good rapport with Davao based journalists Duterte has been in hot water over statements made in press conferences with international and national media
The president elect is dismissive and vague about how he intends to address the alarming rate of media killings in the Philippines