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Journalists jailed 10 years for Myanmar stories

Members of Myanmar's military march in formation during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of Armed Forces Day in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on March 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine they work for were sentenced Thursday, July 10 to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar’s national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Media unplugged: SC bars live presscon

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court’s Public Information Office on Tuesday has barred live coverage of its press conference.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poe: Right of reply curtails press freedom


Senator Grace Poe on Friday urged public pressure against any bid to pass a “right of reply” law in the House of Representatives amid the pork barrel scandal allegedly involving some of its members.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NUJP slams ‘Red’ tag on radio station

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) has criticized the military in southern Mindanao for allegedly harassing the staff of a radio station in Tagum City and branding the station as procommunist.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Myanmar papers protest sentencing of reporters

A woman reads a local weekly news journals with its front page printed black with letters saying "By opposing recent arrest and sentencing of journalists including a video journalist of DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma)" Friday, April 11, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP)

Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s media climate is worsening.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »