On the 40th day of the Ampatuan Massacre, a journalists’ organization announced the creation of a fund to help address the needs of the families of the victims.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said the finances to be raised by the Justice Fund will be used in projects such as:
- a trauma counseling program for the families and members of local media community
- Mindanao media practitioners’ trainings on risk awareness and safety, election reporting, and reporting on culturally and politically sensitive places
- litigation support
- public awareness campaigns
- documentation of other incidents of harassment and attacks on the press in Mindanao.