Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

By Manny Mogato* Senior Correspondent, Reuters THE STORIES are tragic. They are horrifying and shocking. They are too compelling for any journalist to ignore. But, as the bodies started to pile up, the stories became more difficult to report to...

Reflections of a TV correspondent I HAVE BEEN covering conflicts for over 20 years both here and abroad. I thought i’ve seen it all. Then came the battle for Marawi. At first it was just like the all-out war versus the MILF (Moro Islamic...

By Vino Lucero Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism RIGHT BEFORE the inaugural as president of Rodrigo R. Duterte and the launch of his so-called war on drugs, I got an interview with a police general about a homegrown information system of...

By Aie Balagtas Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer MY COVERAGE of the war on drugs began on July 3, 2016. It was President Rodrigo Duterte’s third day in office. What a bloody Sunday it was! That day particularly struck me because of the sheer...

By The Nightcrawlers* THOUSANDS have been killed in the government’s brutal crusade against drugs. They call it a war. It is, instead, a violent campaign against the poorest and most vulnerable. Many stories have been published. Thousands of...

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s...

By John Reiner Antiquerra THE PRESIDENT has made it well known that he is no fan of the press, but what about the Filipino public? Judging from the posts on PCIJ’s “Shout Out for Press Freedom” wall at the recent Alinday Advocacy Fair at the...