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Students urged to never forget Martial Law atrocities

Students urged to never forget Martial Law atrocities

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“MOVING ON without justice being served is not moving on—it’s giving up.” This was the reminder of University of the Philippines professor and anti-Martial Law advocate Crispin Maslog to Journalism and Communication Arts students in a forum held Saturday. Maslog, a former publisher of a weekly newspaper in Dumaguete that was closed down due to Martial Law, urged millennials to open their eyes to the damages to the mass media the said era has brought, even though they were not yet born at the time it happened. “People without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture [are] like [trees] without roots,” Maslog said, quoting Jamaican political leader and journalist Marcus Garvey. “The mass media became very critical and Marcos clamped down on the mass media with ...