Karlo Mikhail Mongaya

Karlo Mongaya is an instructor at the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is finishing his M.A. in Araling Pilipino in the same institution.

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Philippines media faces ‘eternal threat of punishment’ after cyber libel convictions

"If we can’t hold power to account, we can’t do anything," Rappler CEO Maria Ressa said after her conviction.

Journalists, teachers, and activists targeted in attacks on free speech in the Philippines

"These are attempts by those in power to drown out the voice of the marginalized...displaying Duterte’s fear of committed journalism that seeks to inform, educate and guide the public."

Filipino Bloggers Rally to Defend Rappler News Site

"We stand against moves to silence and scare journalists, bloggers and media practitioners just because the President and his ardent supporters dislike their news and views."

Philippine Authorities Order Shutdown of Rappler News Site, Bringing a Blow to Press Freedom

"If this revocation stands, Rappler will effectively be shut down —the first time a news organization will be closed by government since the dictator Marcos declared martial law in 1972."

Philippines: Human Rights Groups Ask Apple to Reject Games Glorifying President Duterte's War on Drugs

"It is unacceptable that Apple is tolerant to making profit out of people’s unjust deaths and misery".

‘Troll-in-Chief'? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Admits Hiring Online Defenders During 2016 Election

The study found out that $200,000 were spent to fund the pro-Duterte troll army composed of 400 to 500 individuals.

Philippines: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested over Facebook Post

The arrest of a 62-year old anti-mining activist in the Philippines for a 'libelous' Facebook post spawned fears of a clampdown on dissenters through the recently enacted anti-cybercrime legislation.

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