MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – On November 19, more than a hundred families of victims and journalists travelled in a convoy of…
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“Defending Journalism”, a book tackling the safety of journalists, was launched in Davao City on Saturday, November 13.
Families and friends of the journalists killed in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao visit the graves of the victims after a mass held at the memorial marker at Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman on November 19, 2017. (Mara Genotiva / davaotoday.com)
Davao journalists led by National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and their campus press counterpart College Editors Guild of the Philippines march on the streets Saturday on the commemoration of the fourth year of the Ampatuan massacre and the third International Day to End Impunity. (davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani)
“Someone said fear and anxiety make impunity thrive. My impression is forgetting is the bigger enemy of accountability, and the biggest ally of impunity. When we forget, we allow criminals or human rights violators to get away with murder,” said Carlos Conde, Philippine researcher for Human Rights Watch.
“Let’s go beyond remembering the victims. The people should stand up and act against impunity. We can’t be silent anymore,” said Jessie Casalda, chair of National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Davao City Chapter