Philippine government asks court to shut down leading TV network

Philippine government asks court to shut down leading TV network

The Philippine government has asked the Supreme Court of the country to shut down the country’s largest TV network by revoking its operating franchises because of alleged constitutional violations. The move has been condemned as a muzzle on the media. President Duterte has in the past repeatedly attacked ABS-CBN, along with at least two other news agencies, for making critical reports about him.

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TehChuckles
TehChuckles 1 months

Dictator's gonna Dictate

porcus
porcus 1 months

That's not a good sign.

ladin
ladin 1 months

Dictators still don’t like a free press? I’m shocked.

By Faith
By Faith 1 months

News stations are going overly rampant pushing the population toward an agenda. Look at the US news stations for example. Im my opinion news should be unbias and factual. Mabye this is the case here though? idk...

Fin
Fin 1 months

Censorship. The favorite flavor of a dictator

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

Anything can be abused, including "freedom of the press".

anthony
anthony 1 months

Did he call the press there "fake news" too?

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 1 months

I just looked at the Philippine Constitution, and Article III, Section 4 appears to guarantee freedom of the press and freedom of speech. So I guess now is when we find out how much they believe in it.

JanitorJez Mean Badger
JanitorJez Mean Badger 1 months

It is frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write.

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 1 months

If they are anything like the press in the west I am having a hard time giving a shit.

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 1 months

The Filipino President is not a dictator. He is cleaning up the crime and corruption that is writhe through the Philippines. The television network is corrupt and they don't pay taxes. The television network is pleading the victim while broadcasting the President as a dictator. Hmmm... a certain Orange President also gets similar treatment.

Mark East
Mark East 1 months

doing what Trump wants to do here

Got Truth
Got Truth 1 months

Most of the folks comments here are not true. Fact: He was elected twice, not a dictator. Fact: ABS CBN is a hard core socialist network that refuses to pay taxes. They work alongside Communist/Socialist groups out of California to spread communist ideals through media.

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