Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk
Participants at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration last Thursday held a silent vigil calling for justice for the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre and in protest against the spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
Calling for “Justice Now!”, “Never again to martial law” and “Stop the killings”, the participants made the emphatic statement at the end of a compelling address by Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), during the “Journalism Under Duress” seminar.
Associate Professor (Pasifika) Laumanuvao Winnie Laban of Victoria University, who launched the centre as a cabinet minister a decade ago, praised the progress, and AUT’s School of Communication Studies head Professor Berrin Yanıkkaya launched a new photojournalism book.
Images by Del Abcede and Kendall Hutt of the Pacific Media Centre
PMC turns 10 in images
1. A silent but visual vigil for the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre and in protest against the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Image: Venus Abcede/PMC
5. Del Abcede with her favourite disoplay photo – two young Palestinian women. Image: Kendall Hutt/PMC
16. Professor Berrin Yanıkkaya (centre) with Dr Frances Nelson, Associate Dean Dr Rosser Johnson and journalism curriculum leader Louise Matthews. Image: Del Abcede/PMC
17. Lead co-editor of Conflict, Custom & Conscience Jim Marbrook speaking about the new book. Image: Del Abcede/PMC
18. Dr Rosser Johnson, A/Professor Camille Nakhid (PMC advisory board chair) and Laumanuvao Winnie Laban. Image: Kendall Hutt/PMC
25. Fuimaono Tuiasau, Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop and Gloria Hooker. Image: Del Abcede/PMC
31. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalismspeaking at the “Journalism Under Duress” seminar. Image: Kendall Hutt/PMCr I
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