Me­dia se­cu­rity task force holds sem­i­nar in Iloilo

Jour­nal­ist safety has im­proved –Un­der­sec­re­tary

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The Pres­i­den­tial Task Force on Me­dia Se­cu­rity (PTFoMS) held a sem­i­nar yes­ter­day on the op­er­a­tional guide­lines of Ad­min­is­tra­tive Or­der No. 1, which seeks to pro­tect the lives of Filipino jour­nal­ists. The event was held at the Iloilo Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, lo­cated in Iloilo City’s Man­dur­riao dis­trict.

PTFoMS ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Un­der­sec­re­tary Jose Joel Sy Egco, claimed, af­ter Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte signed the or­der, the safety sit­u­a­tion for Filipino jour­nal­ists has

sig­nif­i­cantly im­proved.

Ac­cord­ing to Egco, the im­prove­ment was shown in the lat­est data by Re­porters Sans Fron­tières (Re­porters Without Bor­ders).

How­ever, re­view­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s 2018 World Press Free­dom In­dex, which is re­flec­tive of how free jour­nal­ists, news or­ga­ni­za­tions, and ne­ti­zens are in their re­spec­tive coun­tries, out of 180 coun­tries, the Philip­pines dropped to 133, down from 127 in last year’s in­dex. He said the sem­i­nar was con­ducted to dis­cuss the func­tions of dif­fer­ent govern­ment agen­cies in se­cur­ing the safety of Filipino jour­nal­ists; adding, every re­gion in the coun­try has had a case of me­dia vi­o­lence, with the most recorded in Min­danao.

Gabriel G. Bañaga photo) (Do­minique

PTFoMS held a sem­i­nar yes­ter­day on the op­er­a­tional guide­lines of Ad­min­is­tra­tive Or­der No. 1, which seeks to pro­tect the lives of Filipino jour­nal­ists, at the Iloilo Con­ven­tion Cen­ter.

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