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What is Alternative Press/Alternative Media

Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalist Safety
Independent, progressive, and typically non-profit news media outlets, journalists, and media workers covering stories of the oppressed and marginalized, upholding a tradition of fighting for freedom and democracy.
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Digital Threats and Attacks on the Philippine Alternative Press: Range, Responses, and Remedies
Ramon R. Tuazon (Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Philippines & 
Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Philippines) and Therese Patricia San Diego Torres (Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Philippines)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1298-2.ch001
In the Philippines, the assault on the press has gone digital. While Filipino journalists continue to face physical, verbal, and legal threats and attacks, cyber-attacks and online harassment/trolling were identified in 2018 as the second worst threat against them, after low wages and poor working conditions, according to the International Federation of Journalists and the Southeast Asia Journalist Unions. Websites of news outlets have also been hacked and taken down. These challenges make the press vulnerable to self-censorship and may even lead to fatal outcomes. This chapter seeks to fill the gap in the literature on the digital types of assault on the Philippine alternative press, focusing on the experience of alternative news media outlets—independent media particularly critical of the government. It explores the range of such threats and attacks and the responses, legal frameworks, and remedies in place that are used to combat dangers of this nature.
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