Filipino journalists, newsrooms unite to ensure integrity of 2022 election coverage

By LUISA SANDOVAL Bulatlat.com MANILA— Filipino journalists and news organizations launched an election pledge to reiterate their commitment to providing accurate, reliable, and essential information to the Filipino people in the run-up to the next national elections. Inspired by the moves of U.S. journalists on their coverage of gun violence, more than 300 journalists and… Continue reading Filipino journalists, newsrooms unite to ensure integrity of 2022 election coverage

‘Duterte cannot wash hands over killing of ABS-CBN franchise’

Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat By JANNELA PALADIN and JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A year since lawmakers killed the franchise of the biggest television network in the country, a group of Filipino journalists said the Duterte administration cannot wash its hands over what is deemed as an assault on free press… Continue reading ‘Duterte cannot wash hands over killing of ABS-CBN franchise’

Sweden-based forensic experts now subjected to cyberattacks

By GABRYELLE DUMALAG Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Sweden-based digital forensic experts who have been mitigating cyber-attacks against independent news websites in the Philippines are now getting a share of it, following a series of penetration-testing attacks that began on Friday, July 2. In a tweet, Qurium Media Foundation said the pen-test used the tool Nmap… Continue reading Sweden-based forensic experts now subjected to cyberattacks

Veteran journo Nonoy Espina writes 30

Nonoy Espina, chairperson of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, lament that of the 187 media killings since 1986, only 17 had convictions. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) “Like many journalists, he was materially poor. But in his devotion to the profession and our people he was, as Danny Fabella sang, hindi… Continue reading Veteran journo Nonoy Espina writes 30

Duterte named as one of 37 press freedom predators

Duterte in RSF’s list of press freedom predators in 2021 According to Paris-based media watchdog, Duterte has used several weapons to wage “total war” against independent media. By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN Bulatlat.com MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte is named as one of the 37 press freedom predators by international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders. On… Continue reading Duterte named as one of 37 press freedom predators

DOST urged to reveal who runs IP address behind cyber-attacks

By LUISA SANDOVAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Alternative online news Bulatlat is disappointed as the Department of Science and Technology chose not to divulge the government agency that runs the IP address where cyber-attacks against news websites have been traced. “The IP Addresses leased to government agencies are funded by taxpayers, and the public have the… Continue reading DOST urged to reveal who runs IP address behind cyber-attacks

Solon seeks probe on cyberattacks vs alternative news, human rights websites

Bayan Muna Partylist filed a resolution seeking investigation on attacks vs. websites of alternative media, rights group By GABRYELLE DUMALAG Bulatlat.com MANILA – A progressive partylist is seeking an investigation into the cyberattacks against independent news websites Bulatlat and Altermidya, and human rights group Karapatan. Bayan Muna Partylist filed House Resolution 1918 today June 28… Continue reading Solon seeks probe on cyberattacks vs alternative news, human rights websites

Rock Ed founder, former journalist recognized as ‘Trailblazers of Change’

(Screenshot from Hildegarde Awards online streaming) By DAWN CECILIA PEÑA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Two women were recognized as “trailblazers of change” in the 15th Hildegarde Awards for Media and Communication held May 7. Therese “Gang” Badoy-Capati, founder of Rock Ed Philippines, was praised for her mental health wellness initiative while Marianne “Maan” Hontiveros was recognized… Continue reading Rock Ed founder, former journalist recognized as ‘Trailblazers of Change’

Cinco de Mayo: ABS-CBN workers recall shutdown

“We continue on, but we will never forget.” By AMALYN ANACIO and JON ERNST PASCUAL Bulatlat.com MANILA — Journalists and media workers of television giant ABS-CBN held an online solidarity night on May 5, a year after the network was denied its franchise to air on free television. “There is still pain whenever I recall… Continue reading Cinco de Mayo: ABS-CBN workers recall shutdown

Perpetrators of journalist killings unscathed, says formerly detained journo

Courtesy of IAWRT By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat.com MANILA – In the Philippines, journalists are being attacked while perpetrators of extrajudicial killings go free, laments journalist and recently freed political detainee Lady Ann Salem. “It is journalists like myself, Maria Ressa, and Frenchie Mae, and our news outfits, and not the perpetrators of journalist killings, political… Continue reading Perpetrators of journalist killings unscathed, says formerly detained journo