Filipino journalists release a statement that underscores the role of independent media during another critical moment in the country.
Access to information remains uneven in the Philippines. It is often dependent on the inclination of officials heading government offices.
‘We should not just focus on facilities, but also on the people, their livelihood, and their situation,’ says Saripada 'Tong' Pasacum Jr. of Marawi-based Early Response Network.
A study urges human rights groups in the country to do better in addressing populist sentiments spreading widely on the internet. It cautioned against personalizing attacks on President Rodrigo Duterte, however, as it could be counterproductive.