Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte (C) meets his National Security officials in Davao City, southern island of Mindanao on June 1, 2016. / AFP / KING RODRIGUEZ /
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Media groups expressed outrage Wednesday at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement of killing corrupt journalists, warning his comments could incite more murders in a nation already one of the world's most dangerous for reporters.Duterte, who won last month's elections in a landslide after pledging to kill tens of thousands of criminals, told reporters Tuesday that there was justification for killing journalists who took bribes or engaged in other corrupt activities.Duterte Tuesday also raised the case of Jun Pala, a journalist and politician who was murdered in Davao in 2003 .One of the world's deadliest attacks against journalists took place in the Philippines in 2009, when 32 journalists were among 58 people killed by a warlord clan intent on stopping a rival's election challenge.Duterte promised in the election campaign that he could wipe out crime across the nation within the first six months of presidency, a seemingly impossible task which he said he could achieve by killing tens of thousands of criminals.
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