The Philippines

23 Nov 2010
Exactly one year ago, on 23 November 2009, 32 media professionals were massacred in Maguindanao province, on the southern island of Mindanao, by a private militia controlled by the local governor’s family.
23 Nov 2010
(On November 23, 2009, a convoy on its way to file the certificate of candidacy of a gubernatorial candidate of Maguindanao province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao was stopped on the highway in the town of Ampatuan by about a hundred gunmen. The convoy, which included 32 journalists and media workers, female relatives of the candidate, as well as six motorists who just happened to be tailing the convoy, were taken into the hills and murdered.
5 Nov 2010
A journalist in the southern Philippine city of General Santos claims that unidentified men have been watching his house. General Santos City is located in the southernmost Philippine island of Mindanao. It is approximately 1,049 kilometers south of Manila.
15 Dec 2009
CMFR/PHILIPPINES -The media are demanding justice for the victims of the November 23 Maguindanao massacre in which 31 of the 57 killed were journalists. But in the celebrated Marlene Esperat case, an appellate court in the Philippines granted last 3 December 2009 the motion for issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction filed by the alleged masterminds in the killing of this Sultan Kudarat journalist. Sultan Kudarat is a province approximately 968 kms south of Manila.

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