Fight for press freedom
On International Press Freedom Day last May 3, Filipino journalists vowed to fight for press freedom in the country especially during the election period. This is amid fears of possible attacks against members of the media from the Marcos-Duterte camp during the campaign period.
Amid relentless attempts to question their credibility, and threats and harrasment usually after critical reports, they vowed to be more determined to uphold democracy and strengthen their solidarity. They said they will continue to pursue the coalitions established such as for fact-checking and against disinformation and alliances for solidarity and mutual support.
Meanwhile, journalists marked the second year of the ABS-CBN shutdown last May 5.