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‘Red-tagging’ of journalists looms over Philippine elections

As Philippine presidential candidates wind up their campaigns before the May 9 election, journalists in the country are demanding that whoever succeeds President Rodrigo Duterte put an end to “red tagging” –  the labeling of individuals as rebels or supporters of the communist insurgency – that helped put their colleague Frenchiemae Cumpio behind bars.  Cumpio, the 23-year-old executive director…

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A foot-powered trolley moves along a railroad track in Manila on July 31, 2018. Five journalists were detained and at least one reporter was attacked by police and private security guards while they were covering a workers' protest in Bulacan province's Meycauayan City, according to reports. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Filipino journalists beaten, arrested while covering labor strike

Bangkok, August 1, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the detention of five Filipino journalists and the attack on at least one reporter by police and private security guards in Bulacan province’s Meycauayan City and called for an independent investigation that brings the perpetrators to justice.

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