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World Press Freedom Day | Ampatuan massacre kin to Aquino: Where is justice? * Latest Posts Breaking News Human Rights Human Rights - Front Media Other Stories 

World Press Freedom Day | Ampatuan massacre kin to Aquino: Where is justice?

Contrary to Aquino’s promise, no one has been convicted yet for the brutal murder of 58 individuals, of whom 32 were journalists, on Nov. 23, 2009. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Marking the World Press Freedom day, families of the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre issued an open letter reminding President Benigno Aquino III of his promise to deliver justice. “Ilang linggo na lamang po kayo sa panunungkulan, tanong po namin: MAY AASAHAN PA BA KAMING HUSTISYA SA KASALUKUYANG ADMINISTRASYON? Kayo ay nangako sa amin at sa…

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The State’s responsibility in ending the killing of journalists * Latest Posts Commentary Contributions Vantage Point 

The State’s responsibility in ending the killing of journalists

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As if to mock the memory of the 32 journalists and media workers who were among the 58 men and women killed on Nov. 23, 2009, during the Ampatuan Massacre (named after the town where it took place), the Philippine National Police (PNP) has prevented media coverage of the trial of the alleged masterminds and killers since Aug. 14, or three months before the fifth anniversary of the massacre. On practically the eve of the anniversary, on Nov. 18, the journalism community…

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5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Calls for justice reverberate * Latest Posts Media Multimedia Slideshow 

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Calls for justice reverberate

In commemoration of the fifth year of the Ampatuan massacre, journalists and advocates stage protest actions highlighting the call for justice and an end to impunity. Photos by Fred Dabu | Ronalyn V. Olea |National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (MANILA) Noel Godinez/ Northern Dispatch (BAGUIO CITY) Editing by Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Pahayagan by Musikang Bayan Performed by Anak ni Aling Juana Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia

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Pooled editorial | Five years after the Ampatuan massacre, Aquino must be held accountable * Latest Posts Media Top Stories 

Pooled editorial | Five years after the Ampatuan massacre, Aquino must be held accountable

The Ampatuan Massacre is a key issue in the Filipino people’s struggle against the culture of impunity that has afflicted the country for so long. A decision favourable to the masterminds and killers will encourage more killings of and human rights violations against journalists, activists, and other sectors.

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