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9 years after Ampatuan Massacre, still no justice

“And while a closure to this tragedy is most welcome, we stress that it should not in any way detract from the State’s continued accountability for its continued failure to bring an end to the threats and attacks against journalists and to give justice to the more than 100 other victims of media killings since 1986.”

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective “We are having difficulties fighting the moneyed Ampatuans.” This was a heart rending statement from Grace Morales – who lost her husband, Rossell, and her older sister, Marites Cablitas, in the Maguindanao massacre – as quoted in an inquirer.net special report Maguindanao massacre: Victims’ kin losing hope. And to think,…

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

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…

“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

Related story Students journalists mark 3rd year of massacre

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…