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Lorelei “Bing” U. de la Cruz 

Philippines 

Peace will prove elusive in a land where citizens are ruled by terror and oppression and where the media is forced to publish and broadcast beautiful lies contrived to conceal ugly truths. For decades, journalists have bravely shed light on society’s dark corners, and this has served as the death warrant for many of them. We ordinary citizens must keep a watchful eye on the forces that threaten the voice of the citizenry.