Arson attack on popular Philippine tabloid’s printing house

first_img Receive email alerts This blow to the dissemination of news and information was perpetrated by four hooded gunmen who forced their way into the Abante Tonite’s printing presses in Parañaque City, on the southern outskirts of the capital, Manila, in the early hours of today. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists PredatorsViolence May 3, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists PredatorsViolence The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.  News Some of the damages caused by the fire that struck Abante News Group’s printing plant are irreversible (photo: Gil Cabacungan / Abante). Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa “This attack on the core of press production is targeted at the entire journalistic profession in the Philippines,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We therefore urge the Presidential Task Force on Media Security to order a thorough, independent investigation to identify those responsible for this assault on press freedom. The prevailing impunity for this kind of violation can no longer be tolerated.” June 1, 2021 Find out more February 16, 2021 Find out more September 9, 2019 – Updated on September 10, 2019 Arson attack on popular Philippine tabloid’s printing house News In November, the Philippine media will mark the tenth anniversary of a massacre in Maguindanao province (on Mindanao island) in which 32 journalists were killed. The presumed instigators of this massacre – members of the Ampatuan clan, a family that wields a great deal of influence in this province – are still unpunished Follow the news on Philippines Organisation RSF_en Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by today’s arson attack on the presses where one of the most widely-read Philippine tabloids is printed, and calls for an independent investigation to identify those responsible for this intolerable attack on media freedom. After threatening and inflicting slight injuries on security guards, they poured gasoline over piles of newly-printed newspapers, set fire to them, and then left on motorcycles, RSF has learned. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Help by sharing this information News The Philippines is one of the most dangerous Asian countries for journalists. The latest fatal victim was Eduardo Dizon, a radio presenter who was shot five times at close range as he drove home on the southern island of Mindanao on 10 July. to go furtherlast_img read more