Thursday, 26 November 2009

29 journalists now feared dead in massacre

Local reporters have told press freedom group Reporters Without Borders that the number of journalists killed in the massacre in the Phillipines has risen to 29.
RWB quotes a reporter based in the nearby city of Koronadal saying: "All the bodies have been located and identification is almost complete. According to the local media’s tally, we lost 29 colleagues in this tragedy.”
RWB notes that the authorities have finally arrested Andal Ampatuan Jr, a suspect in the massacre in which 57 people were killed in Maguindanao province on Monday.

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