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UST Journ faculty: Shutting down media is the work of dictators

UST Journ faculty: Shutting down media is the work of dictators

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by JUSTIN LIM and JANIS MOISES the official statement of the journ faculty from the Facebook account of Mr. Felipe F. Salvosa II, the UST Journalism program coordinator.  JOURNALISM EDUCATORS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters on Tuesday slammed the order of National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for broadcast network ABS-CBN Corp. to cease operations after its legislative franchise expired on Monday. In a statement, the faculty called on lawmakers to renew ABS-CBN's franchise and urged the broadcast firm to exhaust all legal remedies. “Duterte has declared war on the free press and this is his Pearl Harbor attack,” they said. The journalism professors also branded the delay in renewing the network's franchise an "insidious" strategy to "run the clock out on ABS-CBN an
UST Journ Faculty denounce quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

UST Journ Faculty denounce quo warranto vs ABS-CBN

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by KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN JOURNALISM EDUCATORS from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) denounced on Wednesday the government's filing of a quo warranto petition against broadcast network ABS-CBN. "As journalism educators, we have always taught students that a free press is the cornerstone of democracy, and that part of the journalist’s job is to zealously guard this freedom and close ranks when it comes under attack," they said. Solicitor General Jose Calida on Monday filed with the Supreme Court a quo warranto petition seeking to revoke the legislative franchise of the country's largest television network by challenging the corporation's legal right or qualification to continue its operations. The UST Journalism Faculty criticized the move as a "direct assault" on press f