This is an invitation to all journalists in the Philippines to join the First Nationwide Media Funshoot on October 20, 2018.
We cannot deny the fact that many journalists have been killed in the line of their duties and the worst ever recorded in the Philippine history was the massacre of 32 mediamen in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009.
Media killings have been prevalent in the following years and in 2017, the Philippines ranked 5th in the Global Impunity Index of New York-based watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Since 2007, the number of journalists killed in the line of their work have reached 42 on CPJ report and the Philippines is among the 13 countries in the 2017 index.
Due to alarming number of media killings in the Philippines, many local journalists armed themselves for self-defense and protection of their families while others chose to engage in practical shooting events to experience the action-packed adrenalin rush of different shooting scenarios.
We, in the Philippine (PPSA) Media Bureau Team believe we can reduce if not totally stop the media killings.
In this regard, to keep the security awareness among Philippine journalists, the Philippine Practical Shooting Association (PPSA), PPSA Media Bureau, Presidential Task Force on Media Security, National Press Club, KBP-accredited Media Networks and Arms Corporation (Armscor) have forged a historical one-day and Nationwide shooting event in 3 locations: QCPD Firing Range, Camp Karingal, Quezon City; Cebu Firing Range and Armscor Shooting Ranges, Davao City.
Please Pre-Register via FB Page Nationwide Philippine Media Fun Shoot: https://www.facebook.com/nationwidephilippinemediafunshoot/
“DON’T BE THE NEXT VICTIM, SHOOT BACK!!!”
Please SAVE THE DATE, OCTOBER 20, 2018, 7:30 AM.