Journalist killed in Quezon province
By
Posted in Uncategorized on 30 June 2008
Stats: No Comments

CMFR/Philippines – Two unidentified men gunned down a provincial journalist on his way home in Sariaya, Quezon province on 30 June 2008. Quezon is a province approximately 100 kms southeast of Manila. Fausto “Bert” Sison, a correspondent for the weekly Regional Bulletin and a broadcaster at the Lucena-based dzAT-AM, was with his daughters Almira and […]

Mindoro journalist’s petition for writ of amparo denied
By
Posted in Press Freedom on 28 June 2008
Stats: No Comments

CMFR/PHILIPPINES – In what could be a setback to the campaign for legal protection of journalists under threat, the Manila Court of Appeals denied on 27 June 2008 a petition for a writ of amparo filed by an Oriental Mindoro-based journalist. Oriental Mindoro is a province approximately 140 kms south of Manila. In a 21-page […]

Judge dismisses case filed by journalists against Manila Pen arrests
By
Posted in Uncategorized on 28 June 2008
Stats: No Comments

CMFR/Philippines—A Makati, Philippines Regional Trial Court judge dismissed a class suit filed by journalists and media organizations against government officials who caused the arrest of several dozen journalists covering a press conference by rebel soldiers on November 29, 2007. The P10 million (approx. US$245,600) suit was filed in response to the arrests and other forms […]

Three journalists abducted by terrorist group
By
Posted in Uncategorized on 9 June 2008
Stats: No Comments

CMFR/Philippines—Three journalists from a major media network along with their source have been missing since 8 June 2008 in Sulu, Mindanao, and are believed to have been abducted by the Abu Sayyaf, the terrorist group based in Southern Philippines. Sulu is an island approximately 1,000 km south of Manila. ABS-CBN network released a statement on […]

Critical newspaper publisher convicted of libel, sentenced to jail
By
Posted in Uncategorized on 6 June 2008
Stats: No Comments

CMFR/Philippines—The publisher of a daily newspaper critical of the Arroyo government was found guilty of libel on 5 June 2008 and sentenced to a minimum of six months to a maximum of two years in prison. She was also ordered to pay P5 million (approximately $113,480) in moral damages and P33,732.25 (approximately $765.58) in civil […]



Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility