On the Attacks vs Brandon Lee of Nordis, Kristin Lim of Radyo Lumad: Hands off alternative media!

Opinion & Analysis Philippines Nov 8, 2019 at 4:05 pm

ATTACK-ON-JOURNALIST-e1565244283488Altermidya Network condemns the recent attacks on our colleagues based in Ifugao and in Bukidnon.

On August 6, Brandon Lee, correspondent for Northern Dispatch, was shot by unidentified gunmen in front of his home in Lagawe, Ifugao He is seriously wounded and remains in critical condition.

Three days before the incident, Kristin Lim, former station manager of Radyo Lumad, was visited by soldiers in their house and invited for questioning.

As alternative media practitioners, both Lee and Lim reported on the issues of the marginalized and oppressed. Lee, also human rights advocate, wrote about the human rights abuses in Ifugao while Lim focused on the plight of Lumad in Mindanao.

We hold the Duterte administration and his military accountable to these brazen attacks. Northern Dispatch and Radyo Lumad have been tagged as communist fronts by state security forces.

Radyo Lumad has been forced to stop its operations in January due to persistent harassment from state security forces.

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