Predator

Rodrigo DUTERTE

Nascido em 28 de março de 1945



Presidente da República das Filipinas desde 30 de junho de 2016 

Predador desde que chegou ao poder



Filipinas, 138o/180 no Ranking Mundial da Liberdade de Imprensa 2021



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Dear [Name of Candidate],

I am writing to ask you what you plan to do to defend the First Amendment, freedom of the press, and the fundamental rights of journalists to practice their profession freely in what has become an increasingly hostile environment for information and news providers.

The United States, which enshrines press freedom in the First Amendment of its Constitution, is currently witnessing a drastic decline in media freedom. On June 28, one of the most horrific attacks on press freedom in the United States occurred when five employees, including four reporters, were killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. According to the US Press Freedom Tracker, which comprehensively documents press freedom violations in the US committed by national, state, and local authorities as well as private individuals, 33 journalists were arrested, 43 were physically attacked, and 15 seizures of journalists’ equipment occurred in 2017. In one of these incidents, Rep. Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a Guardian journalist the night before his state’s election. While covering the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, journalists were impersonated on social media, impeding their ability to accurately investigate the facts and disseminate information which could be vital to preventing a similar tragedy. This hostility towards the press not only risks compromising the American public’s right to be informed through journalists’ reporting, but can also degrade the public’s trust in the media itself.

This is not a partisan issue; it is a fundamental right that impacts every American no matter their politics. Journalism is at the crux of our democracy, and communities everywhere rely on journalists to provide them with information that is essential to their daily decision-making processes. It was local investigative journalist Curt Guyette who broke the story about Flint, Michigan’s lack of access to clean water in 2014, prompting years of class-action lawsuits, protests, and subsequent federal assistance to the city in order to try to resolve the crisis. Reporters Megan Twohey, Jodi Kantor, and Ronan Farrow publicized sexual assault allegations against influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in 2017, leading to the ubiquitous and powerful #MeToo movement which brought decades of sexual abuse and harassment across multiple industries to light.

Yet freedom of the press in the US is currently in dire need of congressional support. It is our civic duty as one of the world’s leading democracies to uphold principles that support and protect the rights of journalists so that they may hold those in power accountable and ensure an informed and engaged community.

If you are elected, what do you plan to do to protect this utterly essential component of our democracy? What are your plans to protect the public’s right to be informed through a free and independent press?

Sincerely,
[Your name]
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Hello, my name is _______ and I am from [city, state].

I’m calling to let you know that [candidate/representative]'s stance on freedom of the press is extremely important in my decision to vote. I feel that this is not a partisan issue, but a fundamental right that impacts every American no matter their politics.

I have become increasingly concerned with the growing climate of hostility for journalists in this country, and I would like for [candidate/representative] to publicly address what they will do to defend press freedom if [he/she] is elected.

Thank you.
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Freedom of the press is suffering in the US. @[yourcandidate] if you are elected to serve in Congress, what are your plans to protect journalists and our right to be informed? Will you #DefendPressFreedom?

Democracy depends on a free and independent press and its ability to hold those in power accountable. [@yourcandidate] will you take measures to protect journalism and the First Amendment? Will you #DefendPressFreedom?

In June, four reporters were murdered in an appalling targeted attack on the Capital Gazette and freedom of the press. [@yourcandidate] what will you do to address the growing threat to journalists in this country? #DefendPressFreedom

Press freedom is in steady decline in the US. I want my representative to defend the work of journalists as well as my right to be informed. [@yourcandidate] if you are elected what will you do to protect a free press? #DefendPressFreedom
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Journalists play a crucial role in our democracy by keeping us informed and holding those in power accountable. And yet in the US, attacks on journalists are becoming more common, undermining the media's role and creating opportunities for government overreach, the erosion of press freedom, and impeding our right to be informed. I’m contacting my candidates and encouraging them to defend press freedom during their midterm election campaign. Join me at DefendPressFreedom.com

A free press is essential to our democracy. Communities everywhere rely on journalists to report on our government’s actions and hold public figures accountable, providing us with the information we need to make decisions every day. And yet physical, verbal, and online attacks against journalists in the US are increasing at an astonishing rate. I’m contacting my candidates and encouraging them to defend press freedom during their midterm election campaign. You should too. Read more at DefendPressFreedom.com

Press freedom is declining in the US at an alarming rate. Physical, verbal, and online attacks against journalists have increased drastically in the last two years. As the US midterm elections approach, we must remind our congressional candidates that journalists play a crucial role in our democracy by keeping us informed and holding those in power accountable. I’m contacting my representatives and encouraging them to defend press freedom during their midterm election campaign. Join in and help me spread the word at DefendPressFreedom.com

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    MODO DE PREDAÇÃO: “guerra total” contra a imprensa independente




    Eleito em 1988 prefeito da cidade de Davao, no sul do arquipélago filipino, Rodrigo Duterte desenvolveu ali, sob o pretexto de uma luta contra o crime, um método de governança que pouco preza pelo respeito ao Estado. Os meios de comunicação locais rapidamente se tornaram vítimas de seu estilo brutal, que não tolera críticas ou mesmo nuances em relação a suas políticas. E foi graças a uma retórica abertamente populista que aquele que recebeu a alcunha de “punisher” chegou à presidência da República em 2016. Sua ascensão ao poder revela as fraquezas do sistema democrático filipino. Diante de um poder Executivo hipertrofiado em torno da figura do líder, os juízes que não seguem sua linha são isolados, enquanto o Congresso, que age mais como um Parlamento vendido, endossa todas as suas decisões. Com amplo apoio do empresariado, Rodrigo Duterte impõe com muita facilidade sua linha aos meios de comunicação controlados por magnatas próximos a ele. Nesse contexto, é a imprensa independente que assume o papel de contrapoder, com todos os riscos que essa postura traz. Com a força do conluio de todas as engrenagens do Estado, o Presidente Duterte dispõe de um arsenal que permite travar uma “guerra total” contra os jornalistas: prestar queixas espúrias por difamação, sonegação de impostos ou por violação da legislação sobre o capital; revogar licenças de transmissão; comprar órgãos de imprensa e dirigir a redação via seus cúmplices; assediar jornalistas online com um exército de trolls...



    ALVOS PREFERIDOS: as últimas fontes de resistência



    Diante dos excessos autoritários de Rodrigo Duterte, um pequeno grupo de veículos de imprensa decidiu investigar sua política. Em março de 2017, o espalhafatoso presidente os avisou: “Não quero ameaçá-los. Mas o carma deles pode eventualmente alcançá-los...". Entre eles, o diário de referência no arquipélago, o Philippine Daily Inquirer, que foi comprado um ano depois e teve sua equipe editorial forçada a entrar na linha. Segundo alvo, a principal rede televisiva do país, ABS-CBN, que teve sua outorga rejeitada pelo Parlamento, na mão do presidente, em julho de 2020. Último baluarte da liberdade de imprensa: o site de notícias Rappler e sua diretora, Maria Ressa. Perseguida por processos sistemáticos do clã Duterte, ela corre o risco de ser condenada a cem anos de prisão. Sempre na sutileza.


    DISCURSO OFICIAL: o insulto

    "Não é porque você é um jornalista que está isento de ser assassinado se você for um filho da puta" (30 de junho de 2016, durante sua posse).