UK Government and Partners Pledge Support for Journalist Safety in the Philippines: Ceremonial Contract Signing Commemorates Maguindanao Massacre Anniversary

Date: November 23, 2023 

 

The British Embassy Manila signed a partnership agreement on November 23, 2023 with the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), The Asia Foundation (TAF), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) to continue promoting press freedom and the safety of journalists in the country, focusing on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

 

Source: AIJC

NUJP’s comments on proposals for a Media Workers’ Welfare Act

Date: Sept 18, 2023 

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines welcomes discussion on proposals to secure better pay and working conditions for media workers.

While no journalist goes into this profession with illusions of wealth and comfort, the public service nature of media work should not mean free or poorly-compensated labor and taking unnecessary risks.

Source: NUJP

Cartoon by Latagaw

Date: May 3, 2023 

 

Professionalism and integrity help protect journalists.

Support the Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists! #AlertoTayo

#WorldPressFreedomDay

 

Source: Facebook

Date: May 3, 2023 

Legal defense should be strengthened for journalists and media workers. Also, laws and policies that imperil or undermine press freedom and journalist safety should be repealed and amended.

Support the Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists! #AlertoTayo

#WorldPressFreedomDay

Cartoon by Sat’s Ire

Source: Facebook

Cartoon by Isang Tasang Kape

Date: May 3, 2023 

Professionalism and integrity help protect journalists.

Support the Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists! #AlertoTayo

#WorldPressFreedomDay

 

Source:  Facebook

Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) Facebook page

Date: November 11, 2022 

Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) Managing Director Kristian Pura and Director Therese San Diego Torres participated in the “High-Level Conference to Mark the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Plan of Action on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity” at the historical Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna, Austria, on November 3-4, 2022. 

 

Source Facebook

Recent journalist killings raise fears that climate of impunity may endure under Marcos Jr.

Date: November 2, 2022 

‘Recent journalist killings raise fears that climate of impunity may endure under Marcos Jr.’ 

 

Source: Bulatlat

EU, UN officers raise concern on ‘harassment’ of Philippine journalists

Date: October 28, 2022 

EU, UN officers raise concern on ‘harassment’ of Philippine journalists 

 

Source: ABS-CBN News

Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) Facebook page

Date: October 28, 2022 

Staying alert: Media and human rights workers discuss safety amid threats and attacks 

Source: Facebook

Media and the military discuss safety and human rights

Date: August 25, 2022 

SOURCE: AIJC

Media, military hold in-person safety dialogue in Pampanga

Date: August 25, 2022 

 

Media, military hold in-person safety dialogue in Pampanga 

 

Source: Inquirer

CHR and the safety of journalists

Date: June 9, 2021 

The Commission on Human Rights, in a recent forum, unveiled enhanced safety mechanisms for journalists as its contribution to the protection of press freedom in the country. How much difference can the CHR, already in the crosshairs of the Duterte administration, make in an environment increasingly dangerous for media and human rights defenders?

“The state of press freedom in the country is a cause for concern for the CHR,’’ executive director and spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said in the online launch of the “Safeguarding Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines,” a project funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Media Support (IMS) and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.

Source: Inquirer

CHR to boost measures for safety of journalists

Date: May 29, 2021

 

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said it is boosting existing safety mechanisms to respond to attacks against journalists and media workers as press freedom in the country continue to decline.

Just last April, the Philippines again moved down two notches in the World Press Freedom Index, ranking 138th out of 180 countries — its fourth consecutive dip in the annual list maintained by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which considers, among others, the prevailing media environment.

 

Source: https://verafiles.org/

CHR boosts media safety mechanisms, accessibility to public

Date: May 28, 2021 

 

SOURCE: AIJC

The Philippines Launches National Plan on Action on Safety of Journalists

Date: Nov 29, 2019 

 

On the eve of the anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre that claimed the lives of 32 journalists in 2009, a new plan brought new hope to the Philippines to improve the safety of journalists and to tackle the issue of impunity.

Source: UNESCO

Statement of Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana on the launching of the Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists

Date: Nov 27, 2019

 

Threats to media safety and freedom are real and alarming. How these threats impact on the nation’s democracy is what makes them truly dangerous. It is high time to put at the center of discussions concrete ways on how we can secure a functioning and safe space for journalists to allow them to fully perform their duty as watchdogs and truth-tellers.

 

Source: CHR

Multi-stakeholder group launches national plan for safety of journalists

Date: Nov 22, 2019 

 

MANILA, Philippines – A group composed of members of media, the government, the academe, and civil society launched the Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists (PPASJ) on Friday, November 22.

 

Source: Rappler

National effort to address safety of journalists in the Philippines off to good start

Date: Nov 11, 2018 

 

The first national multi-stakeholder consultation on the crafting of a Philippine plan of action on journalist safety took place in Manila on 7 November where civil society, government officials, media and academia gathered to improve the safety of journalists in the Philippines.

Source: https://philpressinstitute.net/