Editor's note: We are publishing in full statements issued by various groups and institutions in support of ABS-CBN Corp., which went off the air on May 5, 2020 following a cease and desist order from the National Telecommunications Commission. The company's franchise expired on May 4, while bills for its franchise renewal, some filed since 2016, continued to languish in Congress.
In 1986, the Marcoses fled the country, ending decades of dictatorship.
This restored our freedom of speech and paved the way for ABS-CBN to get back on air. Probe aired its first investigative episode on ABS-CBN in this milieu.
Like ABS-CBN, Probe Productions Inc and Probe Media Foundation, Inc. stand for press freedom. We stand with our colleagues who fight to ensure this freedom for all.