In response to reports that murder charges have been filed
against the alleged masterminds in the 2005 killing of Philippine journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat before a local court in
"This is a significant step toward securing justice in the brutal killing of Marlene Garcia-Esperat, but prosecutors must follow through and vigorously pursue these charges. The Garcia-Esperat case has become an indicator of the government's commitment to finally confront the impunity which surrounds the killing of journalists in the
Philippines," said Bob Dietz, CPJ's Asiaprogram coordinator."