Military and police personnel allegedly harassed human rights defenders and journalists who were on a fact-finding mission and relief operation in the province of Davao Oriental from April 18 to 20, 2013. Ranking military officers in the province have denied the allegation.
The film "Burgos" comes at a critical stage of almost six years of searching for Jonas, the third of five children of Mrs. Edita Burgos and the late press freedom fighter Jose Burgos Jr. The family got hold of new pieces of evidence pointing to the culpability of the military in the abduction of agriculturist-activist on April 28, 2007.
Earlier this month, Greek investigative journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was acquitted by an Athens court of charges that he breached data privacy laws with the publication of a list of tax cheats and money launderers.
What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state. In the 1970s, I met Leni Riefenstahl and asked her about her epic films that glorified the Nazis. Using revolutionary camera and lighting techniques, she produced a documentary form that mesmerized Germans; her 'Triumph of the Will' cast Hitler's spell.
Outrage met reports that a Dutch environmental advocate based in the Philippines was killed early noon on July 3. Willem Geertman, executive director of Alay Bayan Inc. (ABI), was shot and killed by unknown men in front of his office in Sto. Domingo, Angeles City Pampanga.
Now, how could I stomach that this government is footing the bill for millionaire, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo? It is disgusting. It is the height of injustice. It is immoral. What about the thousands of poor sick Filipinos being turned away by our public hospitals?
The question is not which party to side with, but how the Philippines can best protect its territorial integrity. If there is a perception that China is bullying us, the solution is not to run for help to a bigger bully.
Feb. 25, 1986 marks a point in history where the Filipino people came together to bring down a much-feared and much-hated fascist dictatorship that was steering the country on the road to perdition. It represents a moment when the Filipino people decided to cast their lot with the call for change and installed a regime that promised the restoration of democracy and the improvement of the people’s condition.
Asked about his message for President Benigno Aquino III, Antonius Geertman, brother of Willem, said, “As the representative of the Filipino people, he should listen to what his people want and that is justice. He owes it to his people.”
Reporters Without Borders condemns the shutdown of public access to important legal documents in the court-martial of Bradley Manning, the Army private who is accused of leaking government secrets.
He never wrote 30 is documentary film that gives us a glimpse into the life of Antonio Zumel. Please click here to watch the two-part video.