Under Aquino, 39 journalists have been gunned down.
“We sincerely hope you will break this chain of apathy that continues to strengthen the culture of impunity in the country, so that our fallen colleagues and all other victims of crimes will finally begin to get justice.”
Duterte’s pronouncement “not only sullies the names and memories of all 176 of our colleagues who have been murdered since 1986, he has also, in effect, declared open season to silence the media, both individual journalists and the institution, on the mere perception of corruption.”
“It is also dismaying how the NLRC has robbed the RMN Davao workers of their most potent weapon and constitutionally guaranteed right in their search for humane and just employment…”
Under President Benigno Aquino III’s watch, 31 journalists have been murdered, bringing the total since 1986 to 171.
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Journalists’ and media advocacy groups marked World Press Freedom Day on May 3 this year as in the past years. But as if by agreement, they avoided the word “celebrated,” echoing a National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) statement marking the occasion in 2010 that…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The eyes of the whole world are on the Philippines because of this crime and especially because until now, there is no justice and the killings, enforced disappearances and other human rights violations continue.” – Nestor Burgos, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
Media Release May 28, 2011 The Department of Justice’s Regional Prosecution Office (RPO)-10 has thrown out a complaint filed by four former media workers against Camiguin Island Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo. The complaint, which stemmed from a mauling incident a day before the May 10, 2010 National and Local Elections allegedly involving Romualdo and his…
A photo exhibit on the Ampatuan massacre on November 23, 2009, that claimed the lives of 58 individuals, including 32 journalists, has been mounted at the North Wing lobby of the Batasan complex. It is organized by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and the Philippine Center for Photojournalism (PCJ), in coordination with the office of Deputy House Speaker Erin Tañada. (Text and photos by RONALYN V. OLEA / Bulatlat.com)
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Mrs. Editha Tiamzon, wife of Daniel Tiamzon of UNTV who was killed in the massacre, appealed to Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo to allow them to visit the Ampatuans in jail.
NEWS RELEASE May 23, 2011 Today, it is exactly a year and a half since our nation was jolted by the worst incident of electoral violence in recent history and the single deadliest attack on the press ever. Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/ statement or a manifesto. These materials…