Thursday, January 26, 2012
BJMP bars photographers, cameramen from massacre trial coverage
January 25, 2012
MANILA, Philippines -- For the second time this month, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology on Wednesday barred photojournalists and television cameramen from shooting images and video footage of the makeshift courtroom in Camp Bagong Diwa where the Ampatuan massacre trial is being heard, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said.
BJMP personnel gave no reason for preventing photographers and cameramen from entering the jail compound where the courtroom and the detention center of those accused of the massacre are located.
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court, which conducts hearings at the Taguig courtroom, has allowed photographs and video footage to be taken before and after the proceedings.
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