Rotting in the Courts

BY EL LOBO FILIPINO
Nov 23, 2010

With 196 on trial for the Maguindanao massacre, will justice ever be delivered in the Philippines?

The burden of protecting journalists does not lie only on the shoulders of media practitioners but on every member of Philippine society.

As an addendum to Ressa’s call for public vigilance against dysfunctional socio-political structures, Coloma said that “the burden of protecting journalists does not lie only on the shoulders of media practitioners but on every member of Philippine society.” He said that while media practitioners may exercise some form of power with the stories they make and the institutions they represent, they are still vulnerable to threats, intimidation and harm. That is why every Filipino should also protect journalists as journalists struggle to deliver the truth about every Filipino.

 

This post was originally published on El Lobo Filipino in November 2010.