Journalists Killed  |  Philippines

Ferdinand Reyes

Press Freedom

February 13, 1996, in Dipolog, Philippines

Reyes, editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Press Freedom, was fatally shot while at his desk in his office in Dipolog, some 400 miles (640 kilometers) south of Manila. He had received death threats in the past for his frequent writings about official corruption and human rights abuses and his criticism of government policies.


Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: Corruption, Human Rights

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes


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