Saturday, February 07, 2009

The Culture of Impunity

SUSPECTS? : Without Punishment
*According to the lecture given by Malou Mangahas of PCIJ

- Weak rule of law
- Effete judicial system
- Poor police investigation
- Few and frightened witnesses
- Inadequate funds to file suit and prosecute
- Indifference, denial to take actions by the authorities
- Inadequate public outrage

On the Cartoon: BASRA, Iraq — An American freelance journalist, who accused Basra's police of being infiltrated by Shiite militiamen in a recent New York Times column and his Internet blog, was found shot to death in the southern city after being abducted by armed men driving a police car. (From Cox and Forkum Editorial Cartoons)


press freedom watch said...

Stop the killing of journalists!
Palayain ang Pilipinas!

hydee lopez said...

Hindi lang yan ang namatay. I tell you.

hugo gonzales said...

I agree with Mangahas' argument; no doubt she has earned that credibility. I guess it is not hard to say that it has been an honor for your school's sponsor to get her as the speaker. :D

Nina said...

Agreed; and this is what's happening in the Philippines today, sadly.

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yfur porsche p. fernandez said...

To press freedom watch:

Maraming salamat po sa pagbisita. Nakikiisa po ako sa laban ng mga mamamahayag ng Pilipino!

To hydee lopez:
Yes, that's for sure. accounted cases pa lang ang mga ito.

yfur porsche p. fernandez said...

To hugo gonzales:

you're right. definitely!

To Nina:

Hi! Welcome to my portal! Wow, thank you! follow? no problem, my pleasure!

"killing the will to democracy with teargas and handcuffs on a foe!"