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National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

[Statement] Malacañang’s new matrix a ‘piece of unadulterated crap’

May 8, 2019 The NUJP refuses to dignify such a piece of unadulterated crap as the new "matrix" presented by Sal Panelo apparently expands on the earlier oust-Duterte canard and now purports to link more people and groups like us to Rodel Jayme. At best, this is yet...

NUJP congratulates Rappler, Bulatlat for qualifying in One World Media Awards

April 11, 2019 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines congratulates our colleagues in Bulatlat and Rappler for being long-listed in the One World Media Awards, which “recognize the best media coverage of the developing world, reflecting the social,...

​​NUJP condemns harassment of Gumaca radio station

March 19, 2019 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns the harassment being perpetrated by Gumaca Quezon Mayor Erwin Caralian and his brother, Vice Mayor El Chor Caralian against Radyo Natin Gumaca. Radyo Natin Operations Manager Mitch Hernando...

ALERT: Gumaca radio station manager harassed by mayor

March 18, 2019 Radyo Natin Gumaca Station Manager Mitch Hernando turned to social media on Saturday, March 16, to express her outrage her over alleged harassments by Mayor Erwin Caralian and threat to close the station affiliated with MBC. Hernando narrated that she...

Gov’t, media can’t play fast, loose with due process and rule of law

Statement of Journalists and Media Organizations on List of Alleged “Narco Politicians”7 March 2019WE, JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS, express grave concern about the likely breach of professional ethics and adverse legal implications of the publication and...

[NEWS RELEASE] Journalists fear worsening attacks amid red-tagging

1 September 2019 MANILA -- Journalists have raised concerns over worsening attacks against the press following the red-tagging of veteran journalist Froilan Gallardo and former National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) director Leonardo Vicente "Cong"...

[ALERT] Ifugao journalist seriously wounded in gun attack

6 August 2019 A journalist and human rights worker is seriously wounded after being shot by unidentified gunmen in front of his house in Lagawe, Ifugao at six o’clock tonight, Tuesday, August 6. Brandon Lee, Ifugao correspondent of Baguio City-based media outfit...

[Alert] NUJP-Bacolod chair tailed by rider while on assignment

August 4, 2019 The chairperson of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines’ Bacolod chapter reported being tailed by a suspicious motorcycle rider Sunday afternoon, August 4, as she returned home from covering the killings in Negros Oriental province....

[Alert] Ex radio station chief harassed by soldiers

August 4, 2019 A former station manager of a radio station that focused on reporting Indigenous People’s (IP) issues was reportedly harassed by soldiers belonging to the 1st Special Forces Battalion based in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Kristin Lim said a group of...

NUJP launches Ampatuan Massacre 10th anniversary campaign

July 25, 2019 The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) has launched its digital campaign commemorating the upcoming 10th anniversary of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 persons, 32 of them media workers. In...

[Statement] 117 months since the massacre, we still await justice

23 August 2019 Today, it has been 117 months since 58 persons, 32 of them media workers, were waylaid and butchered on a hilltop in the town of Ampatuan, Maguindanao. All because the leading members of a powerful and wealthy political clan could not countenance any...

[Statement] Mr. Panelo, you are not entitled to twist the facts

The disingenuous Salvador Panelo resorts to deliberately twisted logic to justify Malacanang's ban on Rappler. “There are certain rules that you have also to observe as a guest of the Palace,” Panelo said after the Supreme Court ordered the government to comment on...


August 11, 2019 The National Union of Journalists decries the increasing incidence of what can only be described as targeted attacks on members of the critical media. Recently, our Bacolod chapter chairperson, Marchel Espina, was tailed by a suspicious motorcycle...

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Convict Ampatuan, Justice Now!

On November 23, 2009, 58 people, 32 of them journalists, were brutally murdered in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao. But almost 10 years after, not a single conviction has been handed to the mastermind of the massacre, members of the powerful Ampatuan clan, who plotted and...

MANIFESTO: Sign against the Sign!

We, media organizations and news outfits, call on law enforcement units to immediately end the continued practice of requiring journalists to sign as witnesses to the inventory of contraband and other items seized during anti-drug operations. And to ensure that this...

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Established in 2005 in partnership with the International Federation of Journalists, the NUJP Media Safety Office monitors all forms of attacks against the media–from threats to attacks, intimidation and killings. It also keeps track of the legal status of journalist killings, and cases seeking to intimidate journalists, such as criminal libel.

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