FFFJ: Lift the Ban on Media Coverage of the Ampatuan Massacre Trial
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Posted in Attacks and threats against the media, FFFJ, Press Freedom, Statements on 11 November 2014
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STATEMENT OF THE FREEDOM FUND FOR FILIPINO JOURNALISTS

A coalition of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), the Philippine Center Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), the Center for Community Journalism and Development (CCJD), and the Philippine Press Institute (PPI), the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) condemns the ban on media coverage of the Ampatuan Massacre trial as an unconscionable attack on press freedom and to the imperative of keeping the public informed on the proceedings of a trial whose outcome will be critical to the dismantling or persistence of the culture of impunity.

FFFJ: The Justice We Seek
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Posted in Statements on 23 May 2014
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Last February 28, the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecution panel in the Ampatuan, Maguindanao Massacre consolidated cases (AMMC) filed a manifestation before the Regional Trial Court Branch 221 of Quezon City that it is ready to rest presentation of evidence in the bail proceedings and evidence-in-chief against 28 accused.

FFFJ: Beyond the Numbers
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Posted in FFFJ, Networks, Statements on 26 November 2013
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Statement of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) on Secretary Herminio Coloma’s claim that there is “no more culture of impunity” IS THERE “no more culture of impunity” as Secretary  Herminio “Sonny” Coloma of the Presidential Communication Operations Office argued during a press conference last November 22, on the eve of the fourth anniversary […]

FFFJ: Corruption and the Killing of Journalists
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Posted in FFFJ, Statements on 8 August 2013
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Statement of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists Janet Napoles and company may not have merely orchestrated the P10 billion pork barrel scam.  It now seems that they could also be among the beneficiaries of the misuse of P728 million in fertilizer funds in 2004. Whistle-blower Benhur Luy has revealed that Napoles and company were […]

FFFJ: One More Delay in a Long List of Delays
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Posted in FFFJ, Statements on 12 July 2013
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THE DEFERMENT of the arraignment of two of the principal accused in the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan town massacre adds to the already long list of delays in the judicial process that for four years have thrown one obstacle after another in the path of credibly concluding the trial of those accused. Justice for the victims is the only sign that would demonstrate to the killers of journalists and other citizens of this country that they cannot keep killing with impunity.

Being FFFJ Counsel
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Posted in FFFJ, Media Defense on 2 August 2012
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“FFFJ?”

It’s the same old story. Rather, the same old reaction whenever I’m asked about my work as private prosecutor in media killing cases and I answer, “I’m here as FFFJ legal counsel.”



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