Activists wearing face masks made by visual artist Leeroy New attend a demonstration against the anti-terrorism bill in Manilla, the Philippines. Many Filipino artists believe Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bill is a threat to free speech. Photo: Sheng Dytioco

Artists rally against Philippine anti-terrorism bill as fears for free speech, human rights increase

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bill provides law enforcers with much broader powers, which many believe will be a threat to dissent and democracy
  • Those against the law’s implementation say it will ‘target all opposition’ to Duterte’s government, and that activism is not terrorism
Topic |   Art
Activists wearing face masks made by visual artist Leeroy New attend a demonstration against the anti-terrorism bill in Manilla, the Philippines. Many Filipino artists believe Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bill is a threat to free speech. Photo: Sheng Dytioco
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