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Reporting Human Rights in the Philippines: A Field Guide for Journalists and Media Workers

Reporting Human Rights in the Philippines: A Field Guide for Journalists and Media Workers is a handy-sized 105-page book designed to help local journalists improve their awareness and coverage of human rights issues. Designed as an introduction to the subject for journalists who know little, it aims to help them incorporate basic human rights issues and thinking into every day reporting.

The book suggests that understanding human rights is essential for media workers in developing and transitional countries; and that countries may not fairly develop unless journalists become more aware and engaged with the issues. Covering everything from poverty reporting to summary killings and with useful safety and security tips for reporters going out on difficult assignments, it was published in May 2009 as part of our Philippine Human Rights Reporting Project to root better human rights awareness in local media and in society at large.