Archive for the ‘Free Expression – Asia’ Category

IFJ: Philippines ‘epicenter of impunity’ By Cong B. Corrales Five is a ludicrous number. Especially  when it refers to the years since the single deadliest attack on the Fourth Estate happened, yet justice remains elusive. Five years ago, on...

TODAY'S papers reported that one of the suspects in the mauling of actor Vhong Navarrao last year was arrested by the justice department's National Bureau of Investigation. Ferdinand Guerrero was nabbed in a Makati City condominium along Ayala...

Global Voices Summit 2015 opens in Cebu on January 24 #GV2015 FROM THE OPEN Internet, online civic movements, human rights in the digital age, digital surveillance, multilingualism online, to legal threats against bloggers and activists - all these will...

Case versus suspects in Martinez slay try to continue ALBERTO "PASTOR" Martinez, 57, one of the few broadcasters who survived an assassination try, would have wanted to finish the fight. He wanted to see the case versus his suspected assassins,...

By Cong B. Corrales BARELY a week into the year and another journalist is slain in the Philippines. As the world mourns the brutal attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, here in the Philippines the reign of the culture of impunity continues...

Incident single deadliest attack on journalists since the 2009 Ampatuan Massacre By Cong B. Corrales INTERNATIONAL journalists groups and freedom of expression advocates condemned the brutal shooting that killed 12 people at the editorial...

THE WORLD in 2014 has been most bloody and most cruel to both journalists and citizen-journalisis. In all, according to Reporters Without Borders (RWB or Reporters Sans Frontieres), the numbers are most grave: * Killed: 66 journalists, 19...