US government, naglabas din ng pahayag ukol sa ABS-CBN shutdown

US government, naglabas din ng pahayag ukol sa ABS-CBN shutdown

- The ABS-CBN shutdown rocked the Filipino nation, with many people crying foul over what happened to the Philippines’ top broadcasting company

- Even the United States government has expressed its concern over the controversy

- US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said that the media should be independent and free from pressure from the government

- Ortagus added that an independent media is linked to a strong democratic society

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The controversial shutdown of ABS-CBN rocked the Filipino nation, with many people crying foul over what happened to the Philippines’ top broadcasting company.

KAMI learned that even the United States government has expressed its concern over the controversy.

According to US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus, the media should be independent and free from pressure from the government.

She added that an independent media is linked to a strong democratic society.

"We are concerned by the situation regarding ABS-CBN…
"An independent media plays a critical role in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas which is vital to free, prosperous and secure democratic societies.
"This is true for the United States, the Philippines, as well as countries around the world," she said.

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As previously reported by KAMI, many celebrities and politicians have spoken out about the ABS-CBN shutdown.

The shutdown occurred after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to “cease and desist” from broadcasting on television and radio, just a day after its 25-year operating franchise expired.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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