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Journalists Permitted to Carry Guns
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
10 August 2004
The police chief in the Philippines said journalists would be allowed to carry firearms after a radio reporter was gunned down in the third such killing in nine days and the fifth this year.
But many journalists are not waiting for official sanction, they are already carrying weapons. One said he recently survived an ambush because he had a bigger gun.
"At least 54 journalists have been killed in the Philippines since 1986, seven in 2003," the union pointed out.