While #BLM is happening in other countries, too many human rights violations are happening to journalists and media in the Philippines.
Dentsu Jayme Syfu Philippines has created this print campaign for the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) fighting to protect freedom of the press in the country.
Just a few days after Press Freedom Day on May 3, the Philippines saw the closure of its biggest TV network, ABS-CBN, the main source of news for over 100 million Filipinos who are desperate for information and updates amid the current pandemic.
This month, multi-awarded journalist, founder and CEO of Rappler, was found guilty of cyber-libel for an article written before the passage of the law she is accused of breaking.
The timing of the closure and the guilty verdict of Rappler’s Maria Ressa have led many to speculate that the motives are political, as both have been critical of the current administration.
One thing is clear though: in this pandemic, it’s not just lives that are at stake, but our freedoms too.
CLIENT: National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
AGENCY: Dentsu Jayme Syfu
CCO/Writer: Louie Sotto
Art Director/ Final Artist: Alexa Remalante
Photgraphers: Alexa Remalante, Lieza Punsalan, Apol Sta. Maria