Shooting the messenger

Another media practitioner was killed Thursday last week. The victim was Radyo Natin broadcaster Eliseo “Ely” Binoya of General Santos City.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJP), strongly condemned the killing. “Perhaps because the perpetrators have been able to get away with it, the attacks against journalists continue,” it said in a statement.

NUJP also listed a series of attacks on journalists this year:

  • February 11 – Ruel Endrinal of DZRC in Legazpi City was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen.
  • February 13 – Modesto Gutierrez, a radio commentator of DWSI in Santiago City, Isabela, survived a grenade attack.
  • June 8 – Cirse “Choy” Torralba of Angel Radio in Cebu City was injured in an ambush.

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