Saturday, 7 November 2009

[creative-radio] Journalism between hope and trembling: the example of the Philippines

 

Raymund Villanueva still remembers July 2 2006 with horror. In the early
morning that Sunday, the little broadcasting center of the community radio
station „Radyo Cagayano", which he helped building up, was being burned
down completely. At about two in the morning, eight mummed soldiers
infiltrated the premises in the small town of Baggao in the Northern
Philippines, captivated and gagged the employees and ignited the entire
radio station with petrol. Radyo Cagayano had just started broadcasting a
few weeks ago and had especially stood up for the interests of local
farmers. Until today, Radyo Cagayano has been unable to pick up his work
again due to a murder on one of his employees and heavy reprisal. Raymund
Villanueva supports the broadcasting station with technical equipment and
know-how, after his own radio station has been prohibited by the
government on the day of the emergency act of February 24 2006.

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