The Philippines: Freedom and the Media

Freedom and the Media

More than 400 people were in attendance last week at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library of New York University in Manhattan to hear an address by Philippine President Corazon Aquino under the auspices of Distinguished Speakers Program and to ask her questions afterward. Excerpts from Aquino's remarks on the role the press played in the Philippine revolution:

Thank you, the media, for the invaluable role you played and continue to play in the transformation of my country. That role was invaluable, for it was truth that set us free.

The images and events during the elections and the revolution are deeply...

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