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ABS-CBN head of news describes losses to journalists, Philippine public amid station closure

Regina Reyes says she had a “journalist’s premonition” that something bad would happen the day before Philippine authorities ordered her ABS-CBN news station to cease and desist operations on May 5. That evening, ABS-CBN, the nation’s largest news organization, said goodbye to its viewing audience and signed off the air. “Up to now, that screen…

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CPJ sends letter calling on Philippine President Duterte to reopen ABS-CBN

CPJ calls on President Duterte to immediately reverse the decision to shut down broadcaster ABS-CBN.

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The ABS-CBN network headquarters, where candles are lit following government orders to cease its operations, is seen in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 5, 2020. (AP/Eloisa Lopez)

Philippines orders ABS-CBN news network off the air

Bangkok, May 5, 2020 — Philippine authorities should allow the ABS-CBN network to resume broadcasting and should not let political considerations affect administrative decisions regarding media outlets’ licenses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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People attends a protest in support of broadcaster ABS-CBN in Manila, the Philippines, on February 10, 2020. Philippine Solicitor General Jose Calida recently filed a petition against the broadcaster with the Supreme Court. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Philippines solicitor general petitions to strip news broadcaster ABS-CBN of its franchise

Bangkok, February 11, 2020 — Philippine Solicitor General Jose Calida should withdraw a petition asking the Supreme Court to cancel television news broadcaster ABS-CBN’s franchise agreement and should stop all legal harassment of the media organization, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen in Quezon City on August 27, 2019. Duterte recently threatened to block the franchise renewal of Philippine broadcaster ABS-CBN. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

Duterte threatens to shut down Philippine broadcaster ABS-CBN

Bangkok, December 5, 2019 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his government should not show bias in renewing broadcasters’ licenses and should cease threatening the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ mission finds increased intimidation, shrinking space for free press in the Philippines

Manila, April 16, 2019–A Committee to Protect Journalists mission to the Philippines, led by Board Chair Kathleen Carroll, found increasing levels of intimidation and a shrinking space for the free press in the country. The mission–joined by Peter Greste, director of the Australia-based Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (AJF), and CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler–is…

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A rally calling for greater press freedom in Manila in January 2018. Philippine journalists say President Rodrigo Duterte is trying to intimidate the media. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Mission Journal: Duterte leads tri-pronged attack on press amid condemnation of controversial policies

Pia Randa is in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s crosshairs. At presidential press conferences, Duterte has repeatedly singled out the reporter by name and referred to Rappler, the news site where she works, as “fake news” and her reporting as “corrupt” and “biased” against his administration.

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