The murder of two community journalists recently is extremely disturbing. First, because they are the 33rd and 34th cases of journalists killed in the line of duty in the Philippines since 1986; and second, because of the possible involvement of a policeman in the first case and of a local official in the second.


Prof. Luis V. Teodoro is a former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, where he used to teach journalism. He writes political commentary for BusinessWorld.

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