activist. two-term member of philippine house of representatives. southeast asia editor of global voices
Latest posts by Mong Palatino
Papua New Guinea’s police minister says two journalists who reported on COVID-19 funding ‘can’t be trusted’
"It is not up to a government minister to decide whether journalists should be fired, and especially when it is because of a report he didn’t like."
EngageMedia lists some of the media initiatives addressing the COVID-19 "Infodemic' across the Asia-Pacific region
"Resorting to censorship, especially in its extreme form, in a time of crisis reflects the insecurity of the government of the day."
"The Covid-19 crisis must not be used as pretext for getting rid of journalists who do not blindly toe the government line."
"Timely action by Facebook and other social media platforms is crucial in curbing online attacks, which commonly include trolling and doxing."
"Punishing women for their choice of clothing is part of the root cause of violence, rather than its cure, and must be rejected.”
Philippine media groups celebrate as tech companies accused of cyber attacks pledge to promote press freedom
"This is a small victory in our fight for press freedom. We call on all tech companies not to allow their infrastructure to be used by enemies of the truth."
"...while I agree some restrictions are necessary in times of crisis, dragging someone under the Penal Code is unjustified. Restrictions need not be through punitive measures in this case."
"There is a high level of self-censorship in Thailand… When you forbid freedom of expression… you forbid an open society."
"There has been no evidence that the disproportionate decision has had any positive effect on reducing the conflict, which remains pervasive."