On Friday, February 19, at 10 a.m. Manila time, there will be a gathering of journalists and media groups at the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court to call for the release of our colleague Lady Ann Salem, who continues to be detained even after the judge dismissed the obviously fabricated charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against her and trade unionist Rodrigo Esparago.

We invite you to be with us online in a show of solidarity and join your voices to ours as we call for an end to the persecution of journalists in the Philippines.