Opinion

End the censorship

On February 5, 2024, leaders of people’s organizations and the editors-in-chief of two alternative news media organizations wrote the National Telecommunications Commission urging it to rescind its order to block access in the Philippines to 27 websites. The call was made in agreement with and...

On the acquittal of Rappler’s tax evasion case

On the acquittal of Rappler’s tax evasion case

Altermidya Network welcomes the Court of Tax Appeals’ (CTA) decision to acquit Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa and Rappler of the tax evasion charges filed by the Duterte administration. The charges junked by the CTA are part of what can be described as a textbook example...

#UnblockTheTruth: NTC blocking order is prior restraint

#UnblockTheTruth: NTC blocking order is prior restraint

As the Quezon City Regional Trial Court begins the pre-trial proceedings for the case filed by our fellow alternative media outfit Bulatlat, we in the Altermidya Network reiterate our position: the National Telecommunications (NTC) order constitutes prior restraint...

Dismiss the charges vs. Anne Krueger 

Dismiss the charges vs. Anne Krueger 

We in the Altermidya Network reiterate our call to drop the fabricated charges against community journalist Anne Krueger. We express our concern over the Bacolod City regional trial court’s denial of the motion to quash search warrant today, Dec. 7.

On the ‘house visit’ of journalists

On the ‘house visit’ of journalists

We in the Altermidya Network express concern over reports that the Philippine National Police are conducting house-to-house operations directed toward journalists. GMA News reporter JP Soriano posted on social media that a person introducing himself as...

Justice for Percy Lapid

Justice for Percy Lapid

The Altermidya - People's Alternative Media Network condemns the brutal slaying of radio broadcaster and columnist Percy Mabasa, or known as Percy Lapid. Lapid was known to be critical of the presidential terms of Rodrigo Duterte and Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr....

On the first observation of National Press Freedom Day

On the first observation of National Press Freedom Day

The Philippines observes its first National Press Freedom Day today, August 30, 2022, after former president Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11699 on April 13. The date marks the birth anniversary of Filipino propagandist Marcelo H. del Pilar,...

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