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Veteran reporters view journalism under Duterte a harder task

Veteran reporters view journalism under Duterte a harder task

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BEING A journalist is a tough profession, but it is tougher under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. This was how seasoned journalists from the Philippine Star (PhilStar) viewed the current state of journalism in the country in a seminar titled How Press Works: The Press Under President Duterte. Journalists are confronted with difficulties in interpreting Duterte's statements and in writing stories because he is the "hardest president to read," senior reporter Giovanni Nilles claimed. “He (Duterte) thinks out of the box, he delivers what he thinks for whatever comes to his mind,” Nilles, who covers the Malacañang, said. “[Journalists] have to make sure of what he is saying kasi kapag ni-report mo ‘yan, [tapos] hindi mo masyadong na-gets, chances are ‘yung magbabasa di...