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UK Government and Partners Pledge Support for Journalist Safety in the Philippines: Ceremonial Contract Signing Commemorates Maguindanao Massacre Anniversary

The British Embassy Manila signed a partnership agreement on November 23, 2023 with the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), The Asia Foundation (TAF), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) to continue promoting press freedom and the safety of journalists in the country, focusing on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The ceremony at the British Embassy in Taguig City coincided with the commemoration of the Maguindanao massacre, the deadliest single attack against the Philippine press, which claimed the lives of 58 individuals, including 32 media workers, on November 23, 2009.

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The initiatives under this partnership will contribute to the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists (PPASJ), a national multistakeholder plan crafted by the media, civil society, academia, and the government, which was launched in 2019.

AIJC has continued monitoring initiatives aligned with the PPASJ; the results may be accessed here. This table aims to provide updates on targets achieved and facilitate coordination among stakeholders who may wish to collaborate on priority actions in the Plan. All stakeholders are invited to contribute to and update this monitoring table by filling out an MS Form available through this link.

 

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