Photojournalist held by military
After mistaking him for a rebel, a photojournalist working for a national daily was held by local police and military last 4 October in Tarlac City, around 130 kilometers north of Manila. Rene Dilan, a photographer of The Manila Times, was responding to an earlier tip from an unnamed...
Newsbreak editor gets death threat
It would seen that threats against journalists and freedom of expression are no longer confined to the provinces but has made its way to the capital. It is indeed an indication of the sad state of affairs even as it is another proof that the culture of impunity makes...
Radio station ordered closed for maligning local official
A mayor in a southern Philippine city ordered the closure of a local radio station, which had been criticizing him on-air. Mayor Jose Galario Jr. of Valencia City, Bukidnon, cancelled the business permit of Radio Mindanao Network’s station dxVR-FM on 25 July 2005. Galario said dxVR acting station manager...
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