Aliansi Jurnalis Independen


International Day of Action for Journalist Safety in the Philippines – another murder
February 23, 2007, 3:20 pm
Filed under: Pernyataan Sikap

February 23, 2007

H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President
Malacañang Palace
JP Laurel Street, San Miguel
Manila 1005
Email: corres@op.gov.ph
Hon. Raul M. Gonzales

Secretary
DOJ Main Building
Padre Faura Street
Manila 1004
Email: sad@doj.gov.ph
Hon. Ignacio R. Bunye

Press Secretary & Presidential Spokesman
Arlegui Guest House,
Malacañang,
Manila 1005
Email: totingbunye2000@info.com.ph

Director General OSCAR CASTELO CALDERON
Office of the Chief PNP
NHQ PNP Building, Camp Crame
Edsa Corner Boni Serrano Avenue, Quezon City
1100 Manila, Philippines
Email: ocpnp@pnp.gov.ph

Dear Madame and Messrs

I am writing to you on behalf of the Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Indonesia, the organisation representing journalists in Indonesia, to call on your government to take immediate action to address the terrible press freedom and journalist safety situation in the Philippines.

Under the reign of this administration, led by President Gloria Macagapal-Arroyo, 50 journalists have lost their lives in targeted and brutal attacks, for nothing more than doing their jobs. And in 2006, the Philippines was again in the top two most deadly countries for journalists in the world, second only to war-torn Iraq.

This appalling record sends a strong message to the world that the Philippines government cares little for the lives of journalists, and a democratic and free media.

We are deeply concerned by these figures, and by the apparent lack of political will to find these journalist killers and bring them justice. The Melo Commission, created on August 21, 2006, has been appallingly unsuccessful in investigating these murders, and despite governmental assurances, the bloodshed continues.

It is time for the government to make a stand for a free and safe Philippines, and act now to end the culture of impunity, to show the world your nation protects its citizens, punishes criminals, and values press freedom and democracy.

This has gone on far too long, and too many lives have been wasted, for the government to remain idle.

The Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Indonesia gives its full and unconditional support to IFJ affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), in their campaign for an end to the culture of impunity and journalist killings, and we stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the Philippines in their fight for a safe, free and independent media.

Yours sincerely,

Heru Hendratmoko
President

Eko Maryadi
Coord Advocacy Department



Siaran Pers AJI Tentang Keselamatan Jurnalis di Filipina
February 23, 2007, 8:42 am
Filed under: Berita

Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) Indonesia meminta perhatian pemerintah Filipina untuk secepatnya mengakhiri aksi kekerasan dan pembunuhan terhadap jurnalis yang terjadi di Filipina.

Menurut data yang diperoleh dari National Union of Journalist of the Philippines (NUJP) dan International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) sudah 50 jurnalis terbunuh di Filipina dengan berbagai motif, baik politik mapun yang terkait dengan pemberitaan. Selain itu masih ada tuntutan hukum terhadap penerbit, junalis dan pekerja media yang dilakukan oleh pemerintah Filipina dan juga Suami Presiden Arroyo.

Menurut Pasal 3 Deklarasi Universal HAM dan Pasal 6 ayat (1) Kovenan Internasional Hak Sipil dan Politik, setiap orang memiliki hak hidup. Profesi Jurnalis juga dilindungi oleh Pasal 19 Deklarasi Universal HAM dan Kovenan International Hak Sipil dan Politik. Oleh karena itu setiap negara harus menghormati hak profesi dan hak hidup dari setiap warga negara termasuk para jurnalis.

Pada hari ini, AJI bekerja sama dengan NUJP dan IFJ menyerukan kepada pemerintah Filipina ,dengan segala cara dan kekuasaan yang dimilikinya, untuk menghentikan kekerasan, intimidasi, dan pembunuhan (extra judicial killings) terhadap jurnalis di Filipina. AJI juga mendukung seruan IFJ dan NUJP agar pemerintah Filipina menghentikan segala bentuk intimidasi melalui tuntutan hukum pencemaran nama baik untuk membungkam jurnalis dan media dan segera mencabut ketentuan tentang pencemaran nama baik dari Hukum Pidana Filipina. AJI menuntut agar pemeritah Filipinda segera mengungkap kasus pembunuhan tersebut, menangkap pelakunya serta mengadili pelaku pembunuhan tersebut di depan hukum

 
Heru Hendratmoko (Ketua Umum) dan Eko Maryadi (Koord Divisi Advokasi)



nternational Day of Action for Journalist Safety in the Philippines – another murder
February 23, 2007, 8:35 am
Filed under: Berita

H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

President

Malacañang Palace

JP Laurel Street, San Miguel

Manila 1005

Email: corres@op.gov.ph

Hon. Raul M. Gonzales

Secretary

DOJ Main Building

Padre Faura Street

Manila 1004

Email: sad@doj.gov.ph

Hon. Ignacio R. Bunye

Press Secretary & Presidential Spokesman

Arlegui Guest House,

Malacañang,

Manila 1005

Email: totingbunye2000@info.com.ph

Director General OSCAR CASTELO CALDERON

Office of the Chief PNP

NHQ PNP Building, Camp Crame

Edsa Corner Boni Serrano Avenue, Quezon City

1100 Manila, Philippines

Email: ocpnp@pnp.gov.ph

 

Dear Madame and Messrs

 

I am writing to you on behalf of the Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Indonesia, the organisation representing journalists in Indonesia, to call on your government to take immediate action to address the terrible press freedom and journalist safety situation in the Philippines.

Under the reign of this administration, led by President Gloria Macagapal-Arroyo, 50 journalists have lost their lives in targeted and brutal attacks, for nothing more than doing their jobs. And in 2006, the Philippines was again in the top two most deadly countries for journalists in the world, second only to war-torn Iraq.

This appalling record sends a strong message to the world that the Philippines government cares little for the lives of journalists, and a democratic and free media.

We are deeply concerned by these figures, and by the apparent lack of political will to find these journalist killers and bring them justice. The Melo Commission, created on August 21, 2006, has been appallingly unsuccessful in investigating these murders, and despite governmental assurances, the bloodshed continues.

It is time for the government to make a stand for a free and safe Philippines, and act now to end the culture of impunity, to show the world your nation protects its citizens, punishes criminals, and values press freedom and democracy.

 

This has gone on far too long, and too many lives have been wasted, for the government to remain idle.

The Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Indonesia gives its full and unconditional support to IFJ affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), in their campaign for an end to the culture of impunity and journalist killings, and we stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the Philippines in their fight for a safe, free and independent media.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Heru Hendratmoko

President

Eko Maryadi

Coord Advocacy Department