NUJP: Red-tagging of journalists ‘idiotic,’ puts them in danger

A group of journalists found itself the subject of Red-tagging even before the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) was subjected to profiling by the Philippine National Police as part of state efforts to defeat communist rebels.   The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) decried reports alleging that the media group was a "legal front" of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), its armed wing New People's Army, and umbrella organization National Democratic Front of the Philippines.   The reports, which came out in tabloids, were based on claims made by a certain Mario Ludades in the run-up to the CPP's 50th founding anniversary on Dec. 26 l...

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