(CENTERLAW Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Dismiss the Motions for Reconsideration Against the Constitutionality of Cyber Libel)
Ref: Prof H. Harry L. Roque, Jr.
The Center for International Law (CenterLaw), counsel for newsmen Alexander Adonis, Ellen Tordesillas et al. expresses its disappointment over the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss all pending motions for reconsideration of its earlier decision declaring libel in cyberspace as being constitutional.
CenterLaw believes that this latest decision is an affront anew on freedom of expression and is a blatant disregard of the view expressed by the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) declaring criminal libel in the Philippines as being incompatible with freedom of expression.
As a result, more journalists face the possibility of spending time in jail for…
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