The Freedom for Media, Freedom For All (FMFA) Network and the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) held the forum — "Fight for Truth and Human Rights" — at the UP CMC Auditorium on May 3, 2023, on the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day.

FMFA is composed of PCIJ, CMFR, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), Mindanews, and the Philippine Press Institute (PPI).




Welcome remarks: UP CMC Dean Fernando Paragas

Opening Message: UP Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II

Opening Message: PCIJ Board of Editors Chair Howie Severino

State of Press Freedom in the Philippines report: CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos De Jesus

ABS-CBN Chief of Reporters Jeff Canoy opens the panel discussion

Panel discussion: Freelance journalist Rambo Talabong, Mindanao journalist Drema Quitayen, and journalism student Kiara Gorrospe

Closing remarks by NUJP chairperson Jonathan De Santos



Illustration by Joseph Luigi Almuena

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