The conflict in Georgia is making headlines this
morning with The Georgian Times Web
site running a news
brief on press casualties that quotes our alert
from yesterday. RFE/RL also has a story
online that quotes our coverage of the death of three journalists and the
disappearance of two others in South Ossetia. The
Web site Bloggernews has a post about the suspension of VOA's
Russian service shortly before the conflict began. Also, the Institute for War and Peach Reporting has an article
outlining the conflict and guarantees from Georgian President Mikhail
Saakashvili to protect freedom of the press even as the violence continues.
Philippine Web site The
News Today has an article
about journalists taking to the streets in Roxas City
to protest the death of their colleague Martin Roxas. Yesterday, the Southeast Asian Press Alliance's Web site re-posted an article from the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
the death of broadcaster Dennis Cuesta,
who succumbed to his wounds suffered on August 4.
CPJ board member Sheila Coronel blogs today from Manila
on the deaths of these two journalists and the deepening crisis of impunity in the Philippines.