On Sunday, the eve of the 2013 midterm elections, two incidents happened that highlight both the risks Filipino journalists face in the course of their work and the importance of adhering to the ethics of the profession to keep ourselves safe. Early Sunday, the Quezon provincial chapter of the National Union of Journalists of the [...]
An online publication based in the Subic Bay Freeport zone received a threatening message Tuesday (May 22) morning from a social media account that used the name of a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team member in the area. A Facebook account bearing the name Danny Boy Patagan sent a message on the Facebook page [...]
A mayoral candidate in Ozamis City harassed and threatened a group of journalists before noon today (May 12), destroying their equipment and pointing a pistol at one of them which, fortunately, misfired. The incident involved Liberal Party (LP) mayoral candidate and incumbent Ozamis City vice mayor Rolando Romero and a local cable channel crew who [...]
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines released today (May 10) a set of guidelines to aid fellow journalists in covering more safely the 2013 midterm elections this Monday (May 13). Prepared by the NUJP-IFJ (International Federation of Journalists) Media Safety Office, the guidelines seek to give reporters, photojournalists, and other mediamen a sense [...]
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