The Philippines is consistently ranked as among the most dangerous countries for journalists, writes Edson C. Tandoc Jr., of Nanyang Technological University. The newly published study explores what journalists in the Philippines consider to be the most important problem they face, and what factors affect such perceptions.
The study draws on a survey of 349 Filipino journalists.
The analysis shows that the journalists are most concerned about low pay, violence against journalists, difficulties in information access, and professionalism. The author highlight that the three most important problems identified by the respondents were perpetrated by external forces or linked to a lack of support from institutions such as the government.
The article Watching over the watchdogs: The problems that Filipino journalists face was published by Journalism Studies and it is available here.
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