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...

DDoS attacks: A menace to the people’s right to know

DDoS attacks: A menace to the people’s right to know

THE NEW WAVE of cyberattacks against media outfits Vera Files, Rappler, and ABS-CBN seems to be a preview of heightened attacks against journalists as the 2022 national elections near. As part of the media community that continues to weather distributed denial of...

Time to decriminalize libel

Time to decriminalize libel

The Altermidya Network expresses solidarity with colleagues in the mainstream media who are facing cyberlibel complaints filed by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi and known Duterte ally and businessman Dennis Uy. These complaints, all filed simultaneously involving seven...

Strike three for the U.S.

Strike three for the U.S.

LAST week’s chaos at Afghanistan’s Kabul Airport was somewhat reminiscent of the scene in the former South Vietnamese capital of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) when US troops pulled out in 1975 as the guerrillas of the National Liberation Front (NLF), which the US had derisively labelled the “Vietcong,” took control of the city.

Compromising journalistic standards

Compromising journalistic standards

ALTERMIDYA stands with former Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) executive editor Jose Ma. D. Nolasco, former news editor Artemio Jun Engracia, and former PDI reporter Nancy Carvajal in their denunciation of the current PDI management’s decision to strike a compromise...

Pagpupugay at Pasasalamat, Nonoy!

Pagpupugay at Pasasalamat, Nonoy!

Pinakamataas na saludo ang iginagawad ng Altermidya Network kay Jose Jaime 'Nonoy Espina', itinuturing na isa sa mga haligi ng malayang pamamahayag ng aming panahon. Buong-buo ang suporta at masigasig ang pamumuno ni Sir Nonoy sa paglaban ng mga mamamahayag sa bansa,...

Educating the electorate

Educating the electorate

The Philippine experience with elections should have taught everyone by now that voter education is crucial to the present and future of this country.

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