ON NOVEMBER 23, 2011, media groups throughout the country and all over the world will mark the International Campaign to End Impunity with a wide-ranging public awareness campaign to press for stronger and firmer government action against media killings in the country. The campaign was timed with the 2nd anniversary of the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao Massacre, where 58 people including 32 journalists were murdered in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province.
In line with the activities leading up to the commemoration of Anti-Impunity Day, the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) produced three short public service ads (PSAs) for free distribution to all media organizations and social networking sites. The PSAs are meant to remind everyone that impunity continues to be a problem in the Philippines, despite the change in the national leadership.
“DYING FOR A STORY”
This public service ad was produced by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), one of the founding members of the FFFJ. It includes photos of only some of the 121 Philippine journalists who have been killed in the line of duty since 1986.
“SCENE OF THE CRIME”
This PSA was produced by the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ) based on an entry by Karen Camille Gutierrez of St. Scholastica’s College Manila to the 2010 FFFJ Press Freedom and Impunity Multimedia Competition.
“SHOOTING THE MESSENGER”
The third PSA was also produced by the FFFJ based on an entry submitted by Jerome Punzal, Catherina Pantoja, Katrina Jose, Paola de Leon, and Katrina Buganan of St Paul QC as part of the 2010 FFFJ multimedia competition on impunity and press freedom.
Scoring by Kevin Mcleod through Creative Commons. Bullet Graphics courtesy of Logan Kenesis.