LOOK: 14 hours ago: Al Jazeera International examines up close: “Duterte vs. Rappler”

LOOK: 14 hours ago: Al Jazeera International examines up close: 

“Duterte vs. Rappler: Media on Notice in the Philippines”

produced by Al Jazeera

       as the lead feature of this week’s  “Listening Post” television program first aired 14 hours ago internationally — 

comprehensive, crisp, spellbinding:

Produced by Al Jazeera, used here non-commercially for academic purposes

Statement of Concerned Media Law Students #UniversityofthePhilippines on the latest form of harassment against Rappler

STATEMENT OF CONCERNED STUDENTS OF LAW ON MASS MEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES,  ON THE LATEST FORM OF HARASSMENT AGAINST RAPPLER 

 

   Today, our first day of classes at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, Law on Mass Media and Communication class, we open at an “auspicious” time for our class topics.

     A television reporter informed our professor that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) tried to enter the office premises of Rappler news organization to subpoena the staff for a prescribed article (2012) for criminal prosecution of its editors and staff — this, after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked its corporate personality.

     As students of media law, we are outraged by these forms of harassment.

    We call on the Duterte administration to stop using the state machinery to threaten press freedom.

    We urge our schoolmates and the public to join the efforts to fight media repression.

(collectively written, voted upon and approved line by line by the class on Law on Mass Media and Communication of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, January 18, 2018)