Forget about the old-fashioned police sketch artist! Student iGeeks come to the rescue. The Bank of the Philippines Islands Department of Science and Technology awarded a student team in St. Louis University (SLU) in Baguio with Best Project of the Year for 2012 in a competition that recognizes the excellence…Full Article PHILIPPINES: How the Media Can Help the Police Get Their Man!
Speaking of extremely dubious distinctions … Christopher Guarin, publisher of Tatak News Nationwide and presenter for radio station dxMD, was shot dead earlier this month in General Santos City, making him the first Asian journalist to be killed in 2012.Full Article PHILIPPINES: Is Aquino Finally Taking Assassinations Seriously?
Two gunmen shot Michael James Licuanan, a Fillipino reporter for Bombo Radyo Cagayan de Oro City, after he finished his evening radio program in Mindanao.Full Article PHILIPPINES: Yet Another Journalist Gunned Down in Mindanao
This past week marks the two-year anniversary of the massacre in the town of Ampatuan in northern Mindanao. Fifty-eight people were killed in the massacre, thirty-three of them, journalists.Full Article PHILIPPINES: Gunning for Journalists?
Nearly two years after the Maguindanao massacre in which 32 journalists were murdered, the Catholic-run radio station dzVT in Luzon has been hit with an arson attack that destroyed 10 million pesos (about 230 thousand USD) worth of transmission equipment. The police believe the fire started in the dead of night and found…Full Article PHILIPPINES: Radio Station Latest Target in Wave of Media Attacks as Government Falls Asleep