Friday, August 25, 2006


An announcement from our friends at the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP).

NUJP to tackle media killings, economic rights in 5th Congress

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) will tackle issues and challenges facing the media today including media killings and harassments during its 5th Congress on Aug. 27-28 in Tagaytay City.

NUJP delegates representing more than 30 chapters from all over the country will discuss and find solutions to economic, safety and press freedom issues confronting the Filipino journalists today.

With the theme "UNBOWED: Resisting assaults against press freedom, advancing the economic rights of journalists," the participants will also discuss media ethics and government policies.

Vergel Santos, a veteran journalist and media critic will be the keynote speaker.

Established in 1989, NUJP works for media freedom, professional and ethical practice and defense of journalists' rights and welfare.

In partnership with the Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists and other media organizations, the NUJP has been conducting trainings, giving support to slain journalists' families, and monitoring the journalists safety situation among other activities.

The congress will culminate with the election of the new set of officers which will hold a two-year term. Inday Espina-Varona, Philippine Graphic editor-in-chief is this term's chairperson.

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