- May 26, 2020
By taking the nation’s the largest broadcaster of the air, the government of the Philippines is sending a “chilling message” on press freedom, according to one Philippine bishop.
Msgr. John Kozar, president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, and publisher of CNEWA’s ONE magazine, is the 2019 winner of the Catholic Press Association’s Bishop John England Award.
The lawyer representing a Peruvian archbishop who last month withdrew criminal complaints against two journalists has clarified that a delay in dropping the second case is due to a procedural issue, not because they are backtracking on the decision.
Although freedom of the press may be abused, that doesn’t mean the concept isn’t critically important.
Globally speaking, religious freedom isn’t just a matter of principle but an urgent security priority, because places that start eroding the rights of religious minorities almost always end up engulfed in violence that threatens stability well beyond their borders.