Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) is a private, non-stock, non-profit foundation that has focused its endeavor on press freedom protection along with the establishment of a framework of responsibility for its practice. Its programs represent efforts to protect the press as well as to promote professional and ethical values in journalistic practice.The formation of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) addresses one of the critical concerns confronting the Philippines after People Power toppled the Marcos dictatorship in February 1986. That concern calls attention to the power of the media and the role of the free press in the development of Philippine democracy.All over the world, press freedom has been found to be essential to the democratic system.
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BANGKOK -- Less than a week after a new cybercrime law came into force in the Philippines, the country's Supreme Court today ruled to suspend implementation, pending review to decide if the law undermines civil liberties.
Two and a half years to the day since the world's worst-ever single mass killing of journalists took place in the southern Philippines, many suspects remain at large, the trial is stalled, and victim's families are being harassed and intimidated.
MANILA - Most days, Philippine presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda does a White House-style briefing with Manila's press corps, spinning the Malacañang Palace line on the latest news and policy developments and fielding questions from the journalists wedged into high-school type desks and shoehorned between a mass of cables, cameras and audio gear.