National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) is a Filipino non-governmental trade association that represents the interests of Filipino journalists. Among its leadership are representatives from ABS-CBN, DZMM, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, CNN Philippines, Central Luzon Television, SunStar,[1] and TV5 (Interaksyon).[2] It has campaigned in support of journalists it sees as being under attack, such as Maria Ressa of Rappler[3] and organizations such as ABS-CBN.[4] It is often quoted in the Philippine and international media in relationship to press freedom issues in the country.[3][5][4][6][7]

National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
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Formation1986; 36 years ago (1986)
FounderTony Nieva
Founded atQuezon City
Secretary General
Ronalyn Olea
Jonathan de Santos

The organization was founded in 1986[8] by Tony Nieva.[9] Between then and 2013, they documented the murders of 167 Filipino journalists.[8]

NUJP was chaired by Jose Jaime Espina from 2018 until 2021.[1][2][10] Its current chair is Jonathan de Santos, and its secretary general is Ronalyn Olea.[11] Its directors are elected at a biennial congress.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "About Us". National Union of Journalists of the Philippines. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Jose Jaime "Nonoy" Espina". Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Columbia Journalism School. August 24, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Regencia, Ted (June 14, 2020). "Maria Ressa found guilty in blow to Philippines' press freedom". Al Jazeera. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Lalu, Gabriel Pabico (May 13, 2020). "NUJP, other groups launch online petition to bring ABS-CBN back on air". Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  5. ^ Fonbuena, Carmela (February 10, 2020). "Philippines moves to strip biggest media group of its franchise". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  6. ^ Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas (June 14, 2020). "NUJP: Rappler libel case part of gov't campaign to intimidate media". GMA News Online. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "NUJP slams gov't news agency for uploading 'fake news'". May 22, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  8. ^ a b Teresa Lorena A. Jopson (2013). "Silent Assault: Multilevel Censorship as Media Repression in the Philippines". Philippine Social Sciences Review. College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines. 65 (2).
  9. ^ "NIEVA, Antonio Ma. Onrubia". Bantayog ng mga Bayani. November 29, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  10. ^ National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (July 7, 2021). "Nonoy Espina, 59".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "About NUJP". National Union of Journalists of the Philippines. Retrieved August 22, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)