UN Resolution 1738
CoE Resolution 1535
Killing The Messenger
- INSI Global Inquiry - Report and Recommendations
Live News Africa
- A Survival Guide for Journalists
Translations of key INSI information are available below in PDF format.
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The Most Dangerous Place For Journalists
The Philippines is the most unsafe place for writers, overreaching Pakistan, Iraq, and Somalia. Thats what global watchdog Global Federation of Correspondents ( IFJ ) recounted. A primary reason stated by IFJ was the failure of the current executive to stop a culture of impunity against correspondents. Under the rule of our most regal and noble royal highness, out of the 74 correspondents rubbed out, only four convictions were made. Aiden White, Secretary General of IFJ in a statement announced "With elections due in half a years time the authorities must act now to promise the safety of newshounds all though the country.
This is an event which shocks hacks around the planet to the core. We need a robust and important reply from the Philippine govt and the world community." why the convoy that was meant to pass the certificate of candidacy for gubernatorial aspirant Vice Mayor Esmael Mangudadatu was made of ladies and reporters was the reason that when seen by their political rivals, they would not be hurt.
The victims were just making an attempt to exercise their rights.
It appears that civil rights, and press liberty are just but a fanciful idea in Maguindanao under the tyrannic rule of local political warlords. The savage slaughter that occurred last Monday in Maguindanao is definitely a very annoying event. Not only for newshounds except for each Filipino. I am shamed of the indisputable fact that I call the law breakers behind that barbarous display as my fellow citizens. I just hope this administration does take this issue seriously and applies the full force of the law without regard for political affiliations.
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