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

For more than 15 years, the NUJP Media Safety Office has promoted better and safer working conditions for Filipino journalists through campaigns, training, and legal and technical support. It has helped bring interests of the Filipino working press to the fore, pioneering journalist safety advocacy in the country since its creation.

The Media Safety Office also helps journalists deal with trauma that comes with their work through the peer support network of journalists and media workers and the Peer Support Training.

The NUJP Media Safety Office’s headquarters is based in Manila and has three Safety Officers for the major island groups.

The NUJP Safety Office responds to and documents all forms of attacks on journalists and media workers

ATTACKS AGAINST JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA WORKERS

 subjected to killings, physical and online attacks and harassment, cyberlibel cases and red tagging

 subjected to harassment (surveillance, verbal), denial of coverage, censorship, arrests, death threats, and other forms of judicial harassment

RESOURCES

Safety Report (Dec. 2022 - Feb. 2023)

NUJP’s Media Safety report from December 2022 until February 2023.

Safety Report (Mar. 2023 - May 2023)

NUJP’s Media Safety report from March 2023 to May 2023.

Mass Media Law 101

Practical Guide to Mass Media Law

Digital Security 101

Digital Security 101: A Guide for Filipino Journalists

EVENTS

Noon at Ngayon: Midya at Batas Militar

Join us in learning more about the mosquito press during the Marcos dictatorship, and the new forms of media repression under the new administration.

Pushing back against Cyberattacks on PH Media

The forum held last April 29, 2022, aimed to promote awareness on the cyberattacks against the Philippine media during the Duterte administration.

GALLERY

Peer Support for Journalists

Twenty-two journalists, including NUJP secretariat members, participated in peer support sessions Aug. 20-22 in Midland Resort, Tanay, Rizal.

Psychiatrist Dr. Reggie Pamugas provided inputs on the links between journalism and trauma, coping mechanisms as well as guidelines on reporting suicide and mental health issues.

Peer supporters Dabet Panelo and Ronalyn Olea helped facilitate sharing among the participants while cultural worker Edwin Quinsayas led two yoga sessions.

Quick Reaction Team (QRT)

The victim, Manila Collegian correspondent, went to the US Embassy in the morning of May 21, 2022 to cover the rally by activists and was dragged and arrested by the police. He protested that he was a campus journalist but failed to present a media ID. He tried to present a digital media ID but was taken to MPS5 nonetheless for “verification.” He was released through the assistance of a lawyer at about 4:45 in the afternoon.

The victims (two professional and nine campus journalists) were arrested along with 86 others in a peaceful collective farming activity on 8 June 2022. Several of the journalists tried informing the police they were media workers but were ignored. They spent four days and three nights in jail under inhumane conditions. The NUJP sent safety officers to the province on June 9 to provide assistance and again on June 11 to hand over funds it raised to help in paying bail to the victims. The NUJP also provided assistance to them on June 27 at their first Court hearing and in subsequent appearances in various courts in Tarlac.

 

Pahayag: A Benefit Gig for Journalists Under Attack

The NUJP commemorated the World Press Freedom Day with a benefit gig dubbed as “Pahayag” on May 3 in Sagul, Malingap St. Quezon City.

Performers included Calix, Shanti, Mocksmile, Kurimaw, PMQH and One Take PH.

NUJP Chairperson Jonathan de Santos shared the continuing attacks on the Philippine media as well as efforts in fighting back against media repression.

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