DAVAO CITY, Philippines — “Defending Journalism”, a book tackling the safety of journalists, was launched in Davao City on Saturday, November 13.
The book was published by International Media Support and was written by 12 authors who discussed journalism practices in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, Iraq, and Columbia.
In these countries, the authors found that journalists were found to be subjects to wide-range of attacks and interference, violent assaults from terrorists, armed groups, and powerful individuals including government officials.
The book launch was graced by Ranga Kalansooriya of the International Media Support and Jane Worthington of the International Federation of Journalists. Its keynote speaker was Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, a former journalist and member of the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines. (davaotoday.com)Ampatuan massacre, Human Rights, journalism, maguindanao massacre, media killings, nujp, philippines, press, press freedom violation