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.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Supreme Court’s Public Information Office on Tuesday has barred live coverage of its press conference.
By Maila Ager
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.
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.
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.