Journalists lament Inquirer.net’s taking down of Pepsi Paloma stories

News Philippines Jul 13, 2018 at 2:56 pm

“Instead of resisting an assault on the fundamental freedom of the press to decide what to publish, the Inquirer is surrendering the right.”

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com

MANILA — Giving in to the pressure from Senate President Vicente Sotto III, the INQUIRER.net took down three stories about the alleged rape of ‘80s movie actress Pepsi Paloma.

As of yesterday, July 4, clicking the links to the stories “The Rape of Pepsi Paloma,” http://globalnation.inquirer.net/99861/the-rape-of-pepsi-paloma “Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?” http://globalnation.inquirer.net/100369/was-pepsi-paloma-murdered and “Tito Sotto denies whitewashing Pepsi Paloma rape case” http://entertainment.inquirer.net/191427/tito-sotto-denies-whitewashing-pepsi-paloma-rape-case sends readers to INQUIRER.net’s statement, “The articles on the Pepsi Paloma case are currently under review and are temporarily unavailable.”

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