The massacre of of 32 journalists and media staff in Maguindanao in the Philippines last year should not be seen as an isolated incident, a meeting at Amnesty International headquarters in London was told last night.
The meeting marked 100 days since 63 people, including the journalists and media staff, who were part of an election convoy were ambushed and murdered in the Southern Philippines last November.
Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific director, said the attack in Maguindanao was the worst ever on journalists and a "shocking event for the whole world".
He added: "Amnesty International's analysis is that it is important that it is not seen as a one-off" but a result of policies and politics.
- Support the families of the murdered journalists
- Give security to the journalists still working in the Philippines.