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THE DEADLIEST FREE PRESS IN ASIA: A CASE STUDY OF THE PHILIPPINES

Lumbang, Elinor Boayes (2009)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
In the Philippines, the post-Marcos era has seen little decrease in violence against journalists. The onset of democratization in 1986 gave way for more press freedom, yet the 78 journalists killed since question the notion of a functioning free press in a nation that prides itself as being the “freest” in the Southeast Asian region. The study posits that the condition of the Philippines as a weak state enables the deaths of journalists to occur
and continue. The effect of their killings is that the diversity of the press is threatened, and by extension the provincial public sphere is limited from accessing information that is of concern to their immediate environment. Journalists, domestic media organizations and international... (More)
In the Philippines, the post-Marcos era has seen little decrease in violence against journalists. The onset of democratization in 1986 gave way for more press freedom, yet the 78 journalists killed since question the notion of a functioning free press in a nation that prides itself as being the “freest” in the Southeast Asian region. The study posits that the condition of the Philippines as a weak state enables the deaths of journalists to occur
and continue. The effect of their killings is that the diversity of the press is threatened, and by extension the provincial public sphere is limited from accessing information that is of concern to their immediate environment. Journalists, domestic media organizations and international organizations are taking concrete actions towards mitigating the adverse effects and creating a safer working environment. (Less)
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author
Lumbang, Elinor Boayes
supervisor
organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Philippines, journalist killings, press freedom, public sphere, weak state, impunity
language
English
id
1433487
date added to LUP
2009-07-01 14:00:40
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2009-07-01 14:00:40
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  abstract     = {In the Philippines, the post-Marcos era has seen little decrease in violence against journalists. The onset of democratization in 1986 gave way for more press freedom, yet the 78 journalists killed since question the notion of a functioning free press in a nation that prides itself as being the “freest” in the Southeast Asian region. The study posits that the condition of the Philippines as a weak state enables the deaths of journalists to occur
and continue. The effect of their killings is that the diversity of the press is threatened, and by extension the provincial public sphere is limited from accessing information that is of concern to their immediate environment. Journalists, domestic media organizations and international organizations are taking concrete actions towards mitigating the adverse effects and creating a safer working environment.},
  author       = {Lumbang, Elinor Boayes},
  keyword      = {Philippines,journalist killings,press freedom,public sphere,weak state,impunity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {THE DEADLIEST FREE PRESS IN ASIA: A CASE STUDY OF THE PHILIPPINES},
  year         = {2009},
}