Tuesday, August 15, 2006

What should media bosses do?

Tragic news. I wonder: When a journalist dies while doing his/her work, how do media organizations handle it? If an accident like this occurs, what should media bosses do?

3 ABC-5 crew members killed in road mishap
Source: Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Three crew members of the ABC-5 television network died on the spot at about 4 p.m. Sunday (August 13) when their vehicle collided with a passenger bus in Barangay del Rosario, Pamplona town, Camarines Sur.

Reporter Analiza “Hazel” Richeta, cameraman Arnel Guiao, and driver Ismael "Maeng" Cabugayan were returning from their one-week coverage of the Mayon Volcano eruptions (in the province of Albay, south of Camarines Sur) when the accident occurred.

The Nissan Frontier car used by the crew was totally wrecked as it swept under the bus when the vehicles collided. One of the tires of the Nissan had burst, causing it to swerve, according to a report in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The bodies were retrieved after two hours. They will be transferred to Manila August 14, according to ABC-5 News and Public Affairs head Ed Lingao.


arci said...

what did abc5 do nga? naku, kulang p nmn cla sa manpower...

bryant said...

@ arci

nagbigay ng financial support plus i heard that they put the bereaved family members under a trauma therapy. sayang talaga, hazel pa mandin is among their most senior reporters.

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