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CCPC statement on broadcaster’s murder

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Statement of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council on the murder of broadcaster Marlina Flores-Sumera

The shooting to death of radio news anchor Marlina Flores-Sumera of dzME last Thursday in Malabon prompts journalists anew to ask the Government to be more efficient in catching and prosecuting murderers so as to curb the impunity. The state’s record is hardly enviable.

While upgrading standards of publishing and broadcasting may help in stopping the serial attacks on journalists, it is still effective law enforcement that protects citizens who are at risk because of their work.

The Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) joins the rest of the journalism community in condemning the murder. May the criminal justice system
move more swiftly than it usually does.

Pachico A. Seares
Executive Director

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