136 Filipino journalists enshrined in US Newseum
By Fe Zamora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:32:00 08/08/2010
WASHINGTON, DC—The Philippines’ own “democracy’s heroes”—130 Filipino journalists, 30 of them victims of the Ampatuan massacre of November 2009—are among the 2,007 journalists enshrined in the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum, an interactive museum of news and journalism that has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US capital.
The names and photographs of the 130 Filipino journalists occupy the third to the bottom tier of the gallery of media members around the world killed in the line of duty. Their names are also inscribed in a soaring two-story glass sculpture beside the photo gallery. Background data can be accessed from the computers alongside the exhibit. The list is updated and rededicated every year.