Archive for the ‘Free Expression – Asia’ Category

THE House of Representatives should not waste a day longer and act with dispatch on the Freedom of Information bill. In fact, what the House needs to do at this time, with Congress set to go on recess on June 12, is to put the FOI bill on top priority,...

IN 2007, political scientist Julio Tehankee wrote that the two houses of the Philippine Congress have practically been home for at least 160 families over the last century. "These families have had two or more members who have served in Congress, and...

By Cong B. Corrales FREEDOM OF INFORMATION advocates expressed concern over the delay of the submission of the committee report of the House Committee on Public Information to the House Secretary General, Wednesday (May 20) as this will "impact the...

By Julius D. Mariveles TO REIN in the culture of impunity, and the relentless rise in the cases of extra-juidicial killing of journalists in the Philippines, the country's top human rights lawyer, Atty. Jose Manuel Diokno, has proposed five reform...

MR. TERENCE JONES, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in the Philippines, delivered the opening remarks at a public forum "Let Journalism Thrive: The Right to Life, The Right...

[caption id="attachment_16979" align="aligncenter" width="500"] REPORTERS in the Philippines light candles during a commemoration for the Ampatuan Massacre, the single deadliest attack on journalists in the world. Thirty-two media workers and reporters...

By Earl G. Parreno “Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility. Ethical journalism means dedication to accuracy: fact-checking and credible sources." - US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg “Quality journalism enables...