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Palace seeks review of blacklisting of foreign journalists

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte: No awkwardness. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang asked Saturday for a reassessment by the Bureau of Immigration of its blacklisting of nine foreign journalists who allegedly taunted President Benigno Aquino during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia last year.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Immigration confirms blacklisting of foreign journalists

Members of Hong Kong Journalists Association hold placards during a protest at the Philippines Consulate in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. The association is protesting the treatment of Hong Kong reporters covering a regional economic summit in Indonesia, saying they were treated like a serious security threat by the organizers who barred them from the event after they shouted questions at Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, who was only willing to convey an expression of regret but not the apology that Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chunying wanted.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Immigration confirmed Saturday it has banned nine foreign journalists from the country for heckling President Benigno Aquino III in Indonesia last year.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US newsman honored, honors other colleagues

Arnold Zeitlin. PHOTO from WWW.GDUFS.EDU.CN

I am honored to accept this award, not in my name but in the name of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) and the many good, courageous reporters who braved pressure from a military-backed dictatorship to spread the news.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Report: 70 journalists died on the job in 2013

Mourners pray over the body of Somali journalist Mohamed Mohamud at his burial in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. AP

At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jordanian journalist expected back in Manila–PNP

Veteran Middle Eastern TV reporter Baker Atyani looks at his X-ray record as he undergoes medical check-up following his release from one-and-a-half years of captivity in Jolo, the capital of the island province of Sulu in Southern Philippines late Wednesday Dec.4, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO/Nickee Butlangan

The Jordanian journalist who escaped his Abu Sayyaf captors is expected back in Manila later this Friday, the Philippine National Police said Friday.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »