‘People’s right to know rests on press freedom’ – PCIJ

Opinion & Analysis Philippines Feb 9, 2018 at 4:26 pm
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas

By Aika Rey
Rappler.com

MANILA, Philippines – Freedom of the press does not only concern journalists but ordinary people’s right to know, Philippine Center for Investigative for Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas said on Friday, January 19.

Mangahas made the statement at the Black Friday Protest for Freedom in Quezon City on Friday, which was attended by members of the media, campus journalists, progressive groups, and advocates to stand in solidarity in defending press freedom.

The gathering was held days after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered the to revocation of Rappler’s business registration for alleged violation of foreign equity rules.

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