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Journalists’ group slams promotion of Army exec

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) questioned the promotion of the Army colonel, who had rejected a request for security escorts for the 58 people, 32 of them journalists, who died almost five years ago in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Suspect in Maguindanao massacre, 2 others killed in Cotabato City shootout

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Maguindanao massacre. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre and two of his companions were killed in what police say was a shootout with lawmen who were about to serve an arrest warrant before dawn Monday.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

What Went Before: Media killings under Aquino administration

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More than 20 journalists and media workers have been killed under the Aquino administration, based on the count of media watchdogs as of the end of May.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Ampatuan trial proof gov’t acting on journalist killings’

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A protester, with her head covered in black plastic bag to symbolize their indignation allegedly for lack of justice, displays placards during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The protest, held on World Press Freedom Day, assailed the government of President Benigno Aquino III for the killings of journalists which to date allegedly stands at 22.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

As groups marked World Press Freedom Day on Saturday with scattered rallies to protest the killing of journalists in the country, Malacañang pointed to the ongoing trial of the Maguindanao massacre suspects as proof that some progress was being made to address the government’s poor record in prosecuting cases of journalist killings.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH among countries where journalists’ murders most likely to go unpunished

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The Philippines ranks third after Iraq and Somalia among countries where journalists’ murders are most likely to go unpunished, according to the latest Global Impunity Index released by the Committee to Protect Journalists last month.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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