Philippine president forms panel to probe media violence, protect press

Philippine president forms panel to probe media violence, protect press
 

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has issued an administrative order to create a presidential task force to protect journalists and investigate attacks on media, in what is one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press.
A special unit comprised of cabinet ministers, police, defence and justice officials would spend a month compiling an inventory of outstanding cases before pursuing investigations, said Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
The Philippines enjoys one of the most liberal media environments in Asia, but violence against journalists is common and... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Reuters
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