New threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets

first_img “Site currently not available” is the error message you see when trying to access the Kodao website. As a result of a cyber-attack consisting of a malicious code injection at around midnight on 1 February, the site is no longer able to post new content and readers cannot access past content. February 6, 2018 – Updated on February 8, 2018 New threats to outspoken Philippine media outlets News Organisation News “It should be a mere formality, nothing more than a stamp on a four-page document. Given the Catholic Church’s criticism of the Duterte administration, this refusal to renew clearly seems to be politically motivated. Meanwhile, as Kodao is well known for its uncompromising criticism of the authorities, its suspension also has all the hallmarks of a reprisal against the free press.” Receive email alerts On 15 January, a government spokesman announced the withdrawal of the licence of Rappler, the country’s leading news website, which has appealed against the decision. RSF referred the licence withdrawal to the United Nations, which responded 10 days later by expressing deep concern about this violation of media freedom. Help by sharing this information Philippine journalists and media workers organize regular demonstrations in support of media outlets under attack (photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP). Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en February 16, 2021 Find out more “We urge Philippine parliamentarians to address the Catholic Media Network application so that this licence can finally be renewed,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Founded in 2000, Kodao Productions is known for its coverage of human rights, the environment and the decades-old, on-off peace talks between successive governments and the Maoist left. Catholic Media Network, for its part, has often referred to the extra-judicial killings linked to the “war on drugs” waged by Duterte, which has already had an estimated death toll of 4,000. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionInternet center_img Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa ‘‘Dutertards’’ The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, which runs the network, now fears that the 54 radio stations could be shut down at any time. Follow the news on Philippines News to go further Concern is growing about the fate of Catholic Media Network, a nationwide network of 54 Catholic Church-run radio stations whose 25-year licence expired on 4 August 2017. The licence renewal application was submitted on 24 January 2017 but has been blocked ever since in the House of Representatives, where it has yet to be put on the agenda of the relevant committee. News The cyber-attack on Kodao could have been the work of President Duterte’s army of trolls, also known as “Dutertards.” According to a recent University of Oxford study, he spent 200,000 dollars on recruiting them. Kodao Productions, a Philippine alternative news website, is still down after being the target of a cyber-attack six days ago. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried about this latest blow to media freedom, which comes against a backdrop of government hostility towards critical media outlets, including Catholic Church radio stations. The attack has come amid mounting tension between allies of President Rodrigo Duterte and media outlets of various ideological tendencies whose common feature is a readiness to criticize the quick-tempered president’s policies. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionInternet The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is now organizing regular “Black Friday” demonstrations in support of media outlets that have been the victims of government hostility. The Philippines is ranked 127th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. May 3, 2021 Find out more Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days agolast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 1/18/21

first_imgJanuary 19, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/18/21 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONNew York 91, Orlando 84Atlanta 108, Minnesota 97San Antonio 125, Portland 104Memphis 108, Phoenix 104Toronto 116, Dallas 93Brooklyn 125, Milwaukee 123Chicago 125, Houston 120Miami 113, Detroit 107Golden State 115, L.A. Lakers 113 Cleveland  at  Washington (Postponed)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 3, Detroit 2NY Islanders 1, Boston 0Toronto 3, Winnipeg 1Buffalo 6, Philadelphia 1Carolina 4, Nashville 2St. Louis 5, San Jose 4Calgary 5, Vancouver 2Montreal 3, Edmonton 1Anaheim 1, Minnesota 0Vegas 4, Arizona 2 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLBaylor 77, Kansas 69St. John’s 74, UConn 70Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more