"Panelo is showing the Filipino people that this country's criminal libel and cyberlibel laws are, more often than not, used as weapons wielded by the powerful to exact revenge and to punish than a legal remedy for justice,"NUJP
'Every time a journalist is killed, NUJP
blames the government.
also claimed that a former station manager of a radio station that focused on reporting indigenous peoples' (IP) issues was reportedly harassed by elements of the 1st Special Forces Battalion based in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
said that if his death was confirmed to be work-related, Dizon would be the 13th journalist killed under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the 186th since 1986.
'His death underscores the worsening state of media killings in the country,' NUJP
media safety office head, Dabet Panelo said if it is proved that Oldan's killing is connected with his work, he would be the third journalist to be killed this year, and the 27th under the presidency of Benigno Aquino III.
But the NUJP
said the government must exert strong political will to deter violence.
Corrales told NUJP
he might have been targeted because of acolumn he had written on the treatment received by Higaonon evacuees from Lagonglong town in Misamis Oriental when they went to Cagayan de Oro to seek help from the provincial government.
'The courier packet that contained the flyer targeting Cong identified the sender as Danilo Tirso Mantangan of Sitio Camansi, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental with mobile phone number 09091020123,' NUJP
"During the 10th National Congress of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP
), a resolution was passed urging the amendments of Section 21 of the above Act seeking the role of journalists to be removed and not to require them as a witness on anti-drug operations and to limit media participation in drug raids to only media coverage for journalism purposes."
Edmund Sestoso, host of the daily blocktime Tug-anan on dyGB 91.7 FM, was on his way home to Barangay Daro, Dumaguete City, after his program when he was attacked at around 10 a.m., the NUJP
in Manila said.
said that Lim was the second journalist killed in Tagbilaran in recent years and is the 34th under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.