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International media groups denounce Ressa, Santos' conviction

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(5th UPDATE) The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, and International Federation of Journalists say the conviction is a crime against press freedom

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves after the press conference  after she attend the promulgation for the case of cyber libel file against rappler by business man wilfredo keng. photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Attacks vs journalists, social media blocks in Indonesia amid election riots – IFJ

May 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked

RIOT. Indonesian anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration against Indonesia's President Joko Widodo's victory in the recent election in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Journalists, institutions decry 'absurd legal attack' against Rappler

Feb 07, 2019 - 3:24 PM

(UPDATED) Journalist groups and institutions denounce the weaponization of anti-cybercrime laws

Philippines deadliest country for journalists in Southeast Asia – IFJ

Dec 21, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The International Federation of Journalists report celebrates the resilience of Filipino journalists, saying they 'remain just as jealously protective of their rights and freedoms'

Rights group pushes for U.N. convention to protect journalists

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:21 PM

An initial meeting at UN headquarters brings together 15 countries, including Greece, Russia, Pakistan, Peru, Italy and Tunisia, International Federation of Journalists head Anthony Bellanger says

STANDING UP FOR JOURNALISTS. Members of the International Federation of Journalists at the United Nations. Image from

Gov't calls for probe into death of journalist Larry Que

Dec 21, 2016 - 3:06 PM

According to the International Federation of Journalists Larry Que is the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration

INVESTIGATE. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella call on authorities to investigate the death of Larry Que – the first journalist killed under the Duterte administration. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Hong Kong media 'manipulated' by officials: report

Jan 26, 2015 - 8:53 PM

It is the second report this month to flag up concerns over media censorship and manipulation in a city which prides itself on freedom of expression

FOR DEMOCRACY. Mong Kok in Hong Kong has seen clashes between police and protesters in the past few months. File Photo by Alex Hofford/EPA

118 journalists killed in 2014 – International Federation of Journalists

Dec 31, 2014 - 10:41 PM

Those killed are either targeted for their work or caught in the cross fire while while some died in accidents or natural disasters while on assignment

MEDIA KILLINGS. Filipino journalists release doves in Manila to symbolize press freedom in the face of the rash of killings of media personnel. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Trial 'likely' for French journalists held in Papua

Sep 02, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Immigration officials say the case against the pair – that they violated immigration laws by working on a documentary for a TV station while on tourist visas – was strong

STILL DETAINED. French journalists Thomas Dandois (R), 40, and Valentine Bourrat (L), 29, from Franco-German television channel Arte are seen at the Indonesian immigration office in Jayapura, Papua, on August 28, 2014. File photo by AFP

Palace: 'Impunity king' tag for Aquino baseless

Nov 22, 2013 - 6:22 PM

Malacañang rejects journalists statement tagging President Aquino as the impunity king

Sri Lanka detains international media rights activist

Oct 30, 2013 - 9:20 PM

Sri Lanka is known to have blacklisted many foreign journalists over their reports on the country s human rights record and alleged war crimes

MEDIA RIGHTS. A Sri Lankan Media Rights activist holds a poster of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge shot dead in 2009 in Colombo, as part of a demonstration in January 2012 in Colombo. Photo by Ishara S Kodikara/Agence France-Presse