Global Journalist: Death Squads in the Philippines
In recent days Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would withdraw his country from the treaty governing the International Criminal Court. That move came just over a month after the ICC’s top prosecutor announced that she had opened a preliminary investigation into atrocities carried out as part of Duterte’s “War on Drugs.”
In the 20 months since Duterte took office promising to “slaughter” drug users and drug dealers, more than 12,000 people have been slain in extrajudicial killings in the southeast Asian nation.
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at death squads in the Philippines and government efforts to quash reporting on them.
Joining the program:
Assistant producers: Teodoa Agarici, Rosemary Belson
Supervising producer: Edom Kassaye
Visual editor: Jiwon Choi