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Journalists mark 42nd month of Ampatuan massacre * Latest Posts News in Pictures 

Journalists mark 42nd month of Ampatuan massacre

MANILA – Journalists from various media outfits commemorated the 42nd month of the Ampatuan massacre, May 23, at the National Cathedral of St Mary and St John in Quezon City. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) mounted an exhibit titled “Never Forget: The Ampatuan Massacre” featuring photos by Jes Aznar, Nonoy Espina, and Veejay Villafranca, among others. A short program was held in the evening. Journalists lit candles and offered prayers for their 32 colleagues slain in the massacre. Mrs. Edita Tiamzon, widow of UNTV crew Daniel…

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Calls for justice mark 3rd year of Ampatuan Massacre * Latest Posts Multimedia Slideshow 

Calls for justice mark 3rd year of Ampatuan Massacre

Various media organizations, progressive groups and the academe commemorated the third anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre that claimed the lives of 58 individuals, of whom 32 are media workers. Photos by POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA, RONALYN V. OLEA, ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL, JANESS ANN J. ELLAO and FRED DABU Produced by BULATLAT MULTIMEDIA

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Student journalists mark 3rd year of massacre * Latest Posts Human Rights Media 

Student journalists mark 3rd year of massacre

By SIDLANGAN NATIVIDAD Bulatlat.com MANILA– Student journalists from different student publications under the banner of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-NCR (CEGP) held a protest action in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch a day before the November 23 Ampatuan Massacre commemoration. Campus journalists hold protest at the Mendiola Peace Arch marking the third anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre.(Photo by Sidlangan Natividad/ bulatlat.com) Student journalists carried three body trails made of newspapers decorated with the calls ‘End Impunity Now!’, ‘Stop killing Journalists’ and ‘Defend Press Freedom,’ which, according to…

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3 years after Ampatuan Massacre, kin, groups dissatisfied with Aquino’s actions * Latest Posts Human Rights Media Top Stories 

3 years after Ampatuan Massacre, kin, groups dissatisfied with Aquino’s actions

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Taken together, the acts of commission and omission by the Aquino administration betray sheer lip service to justice and press freedom, and a dangerous tendency to sacrifice both to the exigencies of power.” – media groups

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UP CMC vows to never forget Ampatuan massacre * Latest Posts Press Releases and Statements 

UP CMC vows to never forget Ampatuan massacre

As a community of educators and students, we in the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) join journalists and media workers in remembering what must not be forgotten! November 23 marks not just the third year of the Ampatuan massacre but also the second year of the International Day to End Impunity (IDEI). As the whole world remembers the death of 58 people, including 32 journalists and media workers, we strongly encourage all communication and journalism educators and students to also lend their voice in seeking…

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On 3rd year of Ampatuan massacre, groups call for justice, dismantling of private armies * Latest Posts Human Rights Media 

On 3rd year of Ampatuan massacre, groups call for justice, dismantling of private armies

Brad Adams, Asia director for the Human Rights Watch, said the Ampatuan massacre has “brought to light” the dangers posed by private armies, militias, and paramilitaries in the country “but the administration of President Benigno Aquino III has not seriously addressed the problem.” By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Three years after the gruesome killing of 58 people, 33 of whom are media workers, by the private army of the powerful Ampatuan clan in Maguindanao province, various groups and individuals are criticizing the slow pace of the trial…

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Maguindanao massacre and the absence of genuine justice, press freedom, and good governance * Latest Posts Bulatlat Perspective Human Rights Media Top Stories 

Maguindanao massacre and the absence of genuine justice, press freedom, and good governance

By BENJIE OLIVEROS
The continued reign of impunity, political dynasties and warlordism, the Aquino government’s contempt for a critical press and the lack of sweeping political, electoral and judicial reforms all contribute to the absence of justice.

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1,000 days after, long battle for justice for victims of Ampatuan massacre looms * Latest Posts Human Rights Human Rights - Front Must-Reads Top Stories 

1,000 days after, long battle for justice for victims of Ampatuan massacre looms

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“If the Massacre has made anything clear, it is the difficulty of obtaining justice through a judicial system hostage to technicalities and susceptible to the crafty manipulation of lawyers” – Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Sidebar: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo backed the Ampatuans

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