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Journalists, human rights defenders welcome UN expert recommendations

“The Philippine government will become a laughing stock in the international community if it does not heed SR Khan’s findings.”

Philippine media groups hail Khan’s visit to detained journalist

Cumpio was editor of the Eastern Vista news website when she was arrested in 2020 and charged with illegal possession of firearms

Protestant Church raises human rights concerns in dialogue with UN envoy 

The Protestant Council also denounced the “series of fabricated charges,” under the Anti-Terrorism Law, against church workers

Gov’t prosecutor dismisses environmental raps against cultural artist

It “is a clear indication that the police should stop using these environmental laws to stifle freedom of expression.”

UN Special Rapporteur urges action to bridge digital divide, ensure universal...

Access to information, whether online or offline, empowers individuals to make informed decisions and participate in the democratic process

Freedom of expression is the people’s right to fight back

Every year, we note there is at least a major case of state censorship or police repression in the arts in the Philippines

On controversial drag show: Respect should be the foundation

The Catholic Church teaches forgiveness and love toward all individuals, even when their actions are offensive or disrespectful

China tightens regulation of online comments

People who have been "seriously discredited" by their messages "will be placed on a blacklist"

Inclusion of articles curtailing freedoms in Indonesia’s new Criminal Code hit

APHR said the new Code includes “problematic articles that could unduly restrict the right to freedom of religion or belief"

Singapore passes law against ‘harmful’ social media content

The law tightens regulation of social media in the city-state, where rights groups have accused the government of stifling free expression

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