: :inin Kyiv (EET)

For Filipino Journalists, Local Politics Can Be a Dangerous Beat


The phone calls came to his newsroom and his home. The person on the line told whoever answered that Joe Torres should “take care.” But the threats didn’t stop there. Armed men would follow the veteran Filipino journalist and “really show themselves.” Once, someone fired shots outside Torres’ house.   At the time, Torres was covering the armed rebels, the Abu Sayyaf Group, and digging into the criminal history of a local political clan. The clan was the bigger menace. “I traced several killings to [a political] family,” said Torres, 54. “The government even actually investigated them. My story started it all, so …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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