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It’s a shame for Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that she will exit the presidency with yet another killing of a journalist in Mindanao, that of Mati City broadcaster Desiderio ‘Jessie’ Camangyan. Her legacy, indeed, is the legacy of impunity. Camangyan’s death shows how the culture of impunity, which Arroyo thrived on to cling to power, has been…

By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA
More than 300 community broadcasters from 21 countries unanimously approved a resolution condemning the culture of impunity in the Philippines during the conclusion of the recent regional conference of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)-Asia Pacific in Bangalore, India.

BY HANNAH FAITH DORMIDO Bulatlat The warrant of arrest issued against Inspector Redempto Acharon, main suspect in the killing of Davao-based radio broadcaster Dennis Cuesta, was lifted by the very judge who issued it. Dennis Cuesta was shot by two motorcycle-riding gunmen on Aug. 4, 2008. His colleagues believe the attack was work-related. He died…

Does snapping at journalists reflect culture of impunity? BY ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 15, May 18-24, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms from Manila) – Does snapping at journalists reflect the culture of impunity, which is the main reason for the unabated killing of not just journalists but also activists? A media organization says…

Was it a simple case of attempted hold-up, or was it a political threat? The recent attack on a council member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJP) Baguio-Benguet chapter by an unidentified knife-wielding man has brought this question to the fore. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – Was it…

BY Reporters Without Borders Posted by Bulatlat.com In 2005: * 63 journalists and 5 media assistants were killed * at least 807 journalists were arrested * 1,308 physically attacked or threatened * and 1,006 media outlets censored On 1 January 2006, 126 journalists and 70 cyber-dissidents were in jail around the world In 2004: *3…

Even as media killings remain unsolved and harassments continue, 13 more Filipino journalists were killed in 2005 and several instances of harassment and intimidation were recorded. BY JHONG DELA CRUZ Bulatlat.com As 2005 drew to a close, Filipino journalists agreed the Macapagal-Arroyo administration failed to protect them with 12 journalists killed and several cases of…

The burning of an ABS-CBN van last January 11 reflects the state of Philippine mass media. Various interest groups try to harass and intimidate journalists, even to the point of silencing them forever. It is important at this point to reiterate the importance of social involvement among journalists in order to not only stop the…