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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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