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Duterte put forth the expression as the National Press Club on Wednesday tested presidential possibility to set out their motivation on media, especially on understanding media killings in the nation.
Duterte said, “In a democracy, the role of media is very important. In the absence of a credible opposition party, you can rely on the media.”
He included the media convey the wrongdoings of the administration to the general population's consideration. Lamentably, it is this part frequently opens writers to risk.
As indicated by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), 170 writers and journalists have been killed in the nation since 1986.
Duterte's representative Peter Laviña said Duterte will set up uncommon courts and arraignment boards to handle instances of media killings. He will likewise offer prizes and motivators for the quick capture, arraignment, and conviction of the executioners.
Laviña said Duterte will give police examiners and prosecutors speedy and restricted time to determine these cases.
"If not, they should search for another employment," he included.
Laviña said Duterte has been a staunch defender of media rights, regarding their part as the "Fourth Estate" and never addressing them when they compose or say anything disparaging of his organization.
Source: Update PH
Duterte vows to extend more protection to the country’s journalists Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Thursday, March 31, 2016 Rating: