Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Gag Order on Media

The media sector cried foul when about 30 media people/journalists covering the Manila Peninsula Hotel siege by the Magdalo Group were arrested during the aftermath of the drama last November 29, 2007. It did not stop there since the arrest, analyzed as violating the rights of the media, was dovetailed with government's pronouncements favoring or stiffling down the rights of the press to cover similar incidents.