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Veteran journalist sees ‘online mosquito press’ emerging under a Marcos Jr. presidency

Veteran journalist sees ‘online mosquito press’ emerging under a Marcos Jr. presidency

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By NILLICENT BAUTISTA AN ONLINE mosquito press similar to media outlets critical of the government during Martial Law may emerge if a massive censorship is imposed under a Marcos Jr. presidency, a veteran journalist said.  Mosquito Press, also called the alternative press, emerged in the 1980s when the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. controlled and silenced the media during Martial Law. Marcos likened the small and independent newspapers that resisted his dictatorship to mosquitoes that can be easily swatted.  His son and namesake Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., has consistently topped surveys on preferred presidential candidates for the 2022 polls.  “Should massive censorship happen, which I expect under a Marcos regime, there will still be media outlets. Except this ...