- The Duterte government’s security and counterterrorism policies, and particularly its drug war, have been characterized by grave and systemic human rights violations, impunity, and intolerance of dissent.
- Independent media organizations and journalists remain targets of repressive state actions.
- Online news and discussion have been increasingly manipulated by the government and its supporters, with numerous accounts spreading politicized disinformation and threats on social media.
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Global Freedom Score56 100 partly free
Internet Freedom Score65 100 partly free