Massacre in the Philippines: International Solidarity Mission Rapid Assessment, December 2009

November 23, 2014 will mark the fifth anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre, in which 32 journalists were murdered and another 26 victims in Maguindano province in Mindanao, in the Philippines. 

This case continues to haunt press freedom and journalist safety, as there remains complete impunity for the killers and the masterminds.

The IFJ and our affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) continue to call the Philippines government, led by President Aquino III, to account and to bring these perpetrators to justice.

This report - 'Massacre in the Philippines: International Solidarity Mission Rapid Assessment' was published in December 2009. It was written following a solidarity mission to the Philippines to find answers and demand justice for those innocent lives lost.


Journalism is not a crime. 


Download a PDF of the report here