The toll in the brutal, election-related killings in Maguindanao province, Philippines, was still being determined tonight. Several journalists were believed to be among the dead, making the massacre one of the deadliest single events for the press in memory. Here are some other deadly episodes as recorded by CPJ:
A Supreme Court decision to allow a change of venue in the
trial of three suspects accused of murdering journalist Dennis
Cuesta, at left, in August
2008 sets a hopeful precedent in the fight against impunity in media
killings in the
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