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US envoy vows continued support to PH efforts to stop media killings

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Pressing for legal, peaceful and diplomatic solutions. AFP FILE PHOTO

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg is concerned for the safety of Philippine journalists as well as the lack of convictions in journalists’ murder cases.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unesco raps Manila over media killings

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MARITIME SECURITY  US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on Tuesday for a two-day visit to the Philippines. Kerry says strengthening maritime security in Southeast Asia is a normal process and is part of US efforts to help allies defend themselves better.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The United Nations agency tasked to defend press freedom has condemned a spate of journalist murders in Mindanao, taking the government to task for failing to solve the killings.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | 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 »

Balance press freedom, responsibility amid ‘exciting times’—Shinawatra

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. AP FILE PHOTO

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said here Tuesday that media lived in “exciting times” but underscored a need to balance its freedom and responsibility of providing knowledge and information in its various forms.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysia may be violating freedom of Filipino media, says Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Sunday warned that Malaysia might be violating certain freedoms of Filipino journalists covering the Sabah crisis with its continued refusal to allow them access to persons they want to interview.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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