JournalismPakistan.com June 06, 2012
MANILA: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed deep concern regarding continuing attacks on journalists in the Philippines throughout 2012.
Michael Calanasan was killed in Laguna on April 24, Rommel "Jojo" Palma was killed in Koronadal City on April 30, and Nestor Libaton on May 8.
The IFJ has called on the Philippines authorities to act quickly to establish the motives for all killings, and to conduct thorough and timely investigations.
Unidentified assailants on motorbikes have become common perpetrators of attacks on journalists and other media personnel in the Philippines. The Philippines is amongst the most dangerous countries in the world for media workers. Over 150 journalists have been killed in the line of duty in the Philippines, since 1986. – IFJ Asia Pacific Regional eBulletin
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