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Unesco urges gov’t to bring killers of journalists to bar of justice

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Radio journalist Rogelio Butalid lies dead outside the Radyo Natin station in Tagum City after being shot by a lone gunman on Wednesday. Butalid (inset) was also a village councilor. FRINSTON LIM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The United Nations agency tasked to defend press freedom has condemned the spate of murders of journalists in Mindanao, urging the government to ensure justice is served in these cases.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Asean journalists group backs quest for justice

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Maguindanao provincial Governor Esmael Mangudadatu points at mug shots of suspects during a press conference at Camp Crame police headquarters in suburban Quezon City on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. AP

The Confederation of Asean Journalists (CAJ) on Friday threw its support behind the quest for justice for the victims of the Nov. 23, 2009, Maguindanao massacre, 32 of whom were media workers.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Journalists from 120 countries press Aquino to speed up Maguindanao massacre trial

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The massacre in Maguindanao where over 30 journalists were also killed in 2009 is testament to the danger media men and women face in the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 300 delegates to the 28th World Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in Dublin, Ireland have called on President Benigno Aquino III to “take steps to expedite the trial” of those accused in the Maguindanao massacre.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace rues PH tag as 3rd worst place for journalists

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Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is not elated by reports that the country remains the third worst place for journalists. “We will continue our efforts to stop the impunity against journalists, the extralegal killings,” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told a briefing in the Palace.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf clashes with MNLF troops after freeing 2 Filipino captives

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Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte

Kidnappers have released the two Filipino crew members of Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani, just as reports surfaced that members of the Moro National Liberation Front have clashed with Abu Sayyaf in its bid to pressure the bandit group into releasing more of their captives.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Walesa tells media: Help shape future

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Former Polish President Lech Walesa

Former Polish President Lech Walesa, who led his country in its transition from communist rule to democracy, on Sunday called on Filipino journalists to help shape the future of the Philippines.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Europe,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Jordanian journalist, 2 Filipinos still alive in Abu Sayyaf lair

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Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani. AP

Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani and his two Filipino companions – Ramelito Vela and Rolando Letrero – remain alive at the Abu Sayyaf lair in Sulu, where they have been held since June 12, according to sources.

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palace leaves it to Robredo to give updates on Atyani

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Take your quotes and sound bytes on the abduction of Jordanian journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani and his two Filipino crew from Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, not from any one else. This was what Edwin Lacierda, President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesperson, said when sought for updates on the Atyani abduction case. Lacierda stressed [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Cops dispatched to locate Jordanian journalist, 2 Filipinos

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Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani. AP

Police forces have been dispatched to locate the Jordanian journalist and his two Filipino crew being held by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu.

Posted: June 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

De Lima cautions Robredo on his ‘ban’ statement against Jordanian journalist

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Jordanian journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani did not violate Philippine laws even if he failed to coordinate with Philippine authorities on his trip to Sulu, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Wednesday.

Posted: June 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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