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header1 Issues of concern

  • 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 Score

    58 100 partly free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    61 100 partly free