Press cartoons in the Philippines: Illustrating crimes against journalists
13 September 2023 | 5:10 am
A young cartoonist from the Philippines told of how he uses his pen to fight against injustice in his country. Zach draws cartoons to show the oppression that journalists face as the government continues to clamp down on media freedom. Human Rights Watch says little has changed in the Philippines since the election of President Ferdinand Marcos Junior last year. The Southeast Asian nation continue to witness killings and other violence amid intense political pressure. Zach joined us for Perspective.
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