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Freddie Aguilar to lead concert for Maguindanao massacre victims


Filipino music icon Freddie Aguilar will be jamming with journalists on the eve of the fifth-year-commemoration of the Maguindanao massacre where 58 people, 32 of them media workers, were killed.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

UN resolution aims to improve journalists’ safety

Min Ko Naing, center, a leading democracy activist, holds a black T-shirt reading "Stop killing press" as he meets with journalists who are walking to collect signatures from members of the media, in Yangon, Myanmar, on Aug. 4, 2012. Myanmar said it had abolished media censorship on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in the latest in a series of rapid democratic reforms.  AP PHOTO/KHIN MAUNG WIN

Nearly 50 countries are co-sponsoring a U.N. resolution that condemns attacks against journalists and the failure to punish those responsible for killing, torturing, kidnapping and arbitrarily arresting media workers.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mindanao media complain of being shut out of Bangsamoro development forum

President Benigno Aquino III AFP FILE PHOTO

Some members of the local media were barred from covering the Philippine Development Forum (PDF) on the Bangsamoro prior to the arrival of President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday morning.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Journalism under siege: years of writing dangerously


Those were the years of writing dangerously. In the eyes of the oppressive Marcos regime, the defiant journalists were better dead than read, better writhing than writing.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State


In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »