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Community journalism is not a crime: Stop disinformation on Negros 57, free Anne Krueger!

Today, Nov. 2, is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, and the Altermidya Network calls on the Duterte administration to immediately release Negros-based community journalist Anne Krueger, who was unlawfully arrested with 56 others in simultaneous raids on various offices in Bacolod City last October 31. That Krueger was supposedly taking 

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

Altermidya 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 

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Office of Bayan-Manila raided, 3 activists nabbed

By Ronalyn V. Olea Bulatlat.com MANILA — Elements of the Philippine National Police raided the office of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Manila at Flora Street corner Clemente Street in Tondo, Manila at around 1 a.m. today, according to an alert from human rights group Karapatan. Arrested were Ram Carlo Bautista, Bayan Manila campaign Director; Alma Moran, member 

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Until our Mary Janes come home

By Xandra Liza C. Bisenio Did you also feel your world stop in 2015 when we thought that Indonesia had executed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Mary Jane Veloso? Please, not another Flor Contemplacion, not another OFW coming home in a balikbayan box. Putting her kids through school was Mary Jane’s only compulsion for leaving her 

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On Dumagat Day, tribes vow continuing resistance to Kaliwa dam project

AGOS RIVER, INFANTA, QUEZON–Indigenous people of Rizal marked the Dumagat Day last week with the theme, “Advance the unity in the defense of the environment and strengthen the movement that promotes the right to ancestral lands and self-determination of Indigenous Dumagat and Remontado!” Dumagat and Remontado tribes renewed their commitment in opposing the Kaliwa-Kanan-Laiban Dam 

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Agri sector slumps due to continuous government neglect

By IBON Media Even prior to rice liberalization, the country has become increasingly dependent on food importsLong-time government neglect and low prioritization has put the agriculture sector in a chronic crisis, said research group IBON. The group said that this is in line with government’s advancement of neoliberal policies favoring local and foreign big business. 

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For land and for the future, the Lumad ‘bakwit’ school’s fight continues

“If we don’t fight now, when we grow up, we won’t have anything to fight for because it’s already too late.” By Alyssa Mae Clarin Bulatlat.com MANILA— In a call to stop the continuous attacks on Lumad schools, the Save Our School Network has appealed for public’s help in defending the ancestral lands of the 

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Nueva Vizcaya folk celebrate as Oceanagold suspends operations

By John Aaron Mark Macaraeg Bulatlat.com MANILA–The community of Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya celebrates as the mining company Oceanagold temporarily suspended its gold and copper operations due to the recent decision of regional court denying the company’s appeal to continue its operations. The recent victory was credited to the people’s barricade which started in early July 

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Krisis sa klima, krisis ng daigdig

By Andrea Jobelle Adan PinoyWeekly.org Noong nakaraang linggo, malalakihang protesta ang isinagawa sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng mundo para kalampagin ang mga gobyerno na kumilos na kontra climate change. Dumagundong ang panawagan ng kabataang nanguna sa protesta sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng mundo: kailangan na tugynan ang krisis sa klima. Sa makasaysayang Global Climate Crisis 

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DepEd calls for ‘exhaustive probe’ on slay attempt on Bukidnon teacher

Zhydee Bitago Cabañelez, an elementary teacher at Dalit Elementary School in Valencia City, Bukidnon was shot at, by four motorcycle-riding assailants, in front of her class on Oct. 15. By Janess Ann J. Ellao Bulatlat.com MANILA–The Department of Education (DepEd) has called for an exhaustive investigation on the recent shooting of a public school teacher 

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