Archive for the ‘Freedom of Information’ Category

KILLED execution-style. Blown up by a bomb. Tortured. Held incommunicado for 13 years. Disappeared. And all that for chasing stories of crime, corruption, and conflict. Or for sketching cartoons. They are all journalists. Their tragic stories now...

A FREELANCE journalist in Burma who had been reported missing since Sept. 30 had died while in the custody of the Burmese Army. The Army's story: A suspected rebel and was shot while trying to grab a soldier's weapon. Reporters Without Borders...

FREEDOM of information advocates will meet with Speaker Feliciano Belmonte on Monday, October 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the House of Representatives to submit additional signatures of more than 35,000 individuals who have expressed support for the passage of a...

The blunders of a general ON WEDNESDAY, the Commission on Appointments conducted a hearing to confirm Army Col. Medardo Geslani’s promotion to brigadier general. However, Maguindanao Representative Zahid Mangudadatu also questioned the promotion....

Trick or treat? Army officials treated by CA as Halloween nears By Julius D. Mariveles and Cong B. Corrales “SCARY." "Dismaying.” “Disappointing.” “A threat to our freedoms.” Reactions flew hard and fast yesterday after the Commission...

International media groups slam jailing REPORTERS Without Borders said in a statement that the imposition of a two-year jail sentences of a court in the Rangoon suburb of Padeban, Burma, on each of the five members of the weekly Bi Mon Te Nay’s...

Congress' power of the purse lost in appropriation By Julius D. Mariveles and Fernando R. Cabigao [caption id="attachment_17097" align="aligncenter" width="500"] GRAPHICS BY CONG B. CORRALES[/caption] ALL SOULS' Day is still a week away but civil...