By Arnold Zeitlin
I am honored to accept this award, not in my name but in the name of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) and the many good, courageous reporters who braved pressure from a military-backed dictatorship to spread the news.
At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013, including 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
The Jordanian journalist who escaped his Abu Sayyaf captors is expected back in Manila later this Friday, the Philippine National Police said Friday.
-2012 was the “deadliest year for journalists”, said the International Press Institute on Monday, with the highest number of deaths recorded since the media watchdog began its annual tally.
The year 2012 is likely to be one of the deadliest for journalists around the world, with at least 67 killed so far while doing their jobs, a US-based media rights group said Tuesday.