20 Questions on the Anti-Terror Act
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)
Illustrating a primer on a highly controversial law.
2020 saw the passage of the Anti-Terror Act, and with it came numerous protests and disputes regarding its coverage, constitutionality, and potential for abuse.
PCIJ and FLAG created a primer to easily explain aspects of the Anti-Terror Act. The accompanying illustrations thematically point to concerns raised by experts and citizens: increased and emboldened law enforcement and surveillance; the power of the law, and how it looms large over us all; and the targeting of protesters as “terrorists.”
Access the primer here.
The primer logo.
The logo appears at the start of the primer. The theme of power is also evident.
The large hands are a recurring motif in the illustration series.