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Red-tagging, halting distribution of KWF books with “anti-Marcos, anti-Duterte” content, acts of idiocy

“The red-tagging and halting of the distribution of the five books of renowned Filipino writers Malou Jacob, Rommel Rodriguez, Dexter Cayanes, Don Pagusara and Reuel Aguila which were published by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino are shameless and idiotic acts,” said Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay, as she scored another attack on academic freedom and censorship of scholarly work.

Rights groups to Marcos Jr.: Order your men to surface four missing activists

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Days before Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s State of the Nation Address, rights groups Desaparecidos and Karapatan called on the Marcos Jr. government to order state forces to surface the four missing activists, the latest in the cases of enforced disappearances in the country.

NTF-ELCAC’s amnesty offer, push for localized peace talks a façade to continue State repression

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Karapatan denounces CA affirmation of Maria Ressa’s cyberlibel conviction

The Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the cyberlibel conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. sends the chilling and dangerous message to journalists and the public that those who expose and speak against the misdeeds of those in power will face retaliation.

Karapatan renews calls for passage of “long overdue” law protecting rights defenders

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