Category: Philippines

Philippines Forces Top Media Network Off Air

The Philippines’ top broadcaster ABS-CBN was forced off air on Tuesday over a stalled operating licence renewal, drawing fresh accusations that the authorities are cracking down on press freedom.

Asia Cracks Down on Virus ‘Fake News’

Hundreds of people have been arrested across Asia for posting purported false coronavirus information, according to an AFP investigation, deepening concerns that growing government efforts to combat “fake news” will target the wrong people and silence dissent.

Drive-By Blessings in Virus-Hit Philippines

Priests delivered blessings from the back of trucks and motorised tricycles in the Philippine Sunday, adapting the deeply Catholic nation’s traditions to the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Asian Transgender Models Transforming the Industry

Transgenders are finally moving onto the center stage in the modeling world after decades of rejection. Now that the industry is more open to beauty in all forms, these models can finally take over not just headlines, but also magazine covers.

Duterte Moves to Shut Down Top News Broadcaster

Philippine government lawyers moved Monday to strip the nation’s biggest media group of its operating franchise in what campaigners branded a fresh attack on press freedom under President Rodrigo Duterte.

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