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Journalists Attacked

Federico Gempesaw


Two masked assailants shot and killed Philippine radio reporter Federico “Ding” Gempesaw at close range in front of his home in southern Cagayan de Oro City’s Carmen village on June 29, 2022.

In October 2022, Cagayan de Oro City police spokesperson Colonel Ivan Vinas said Gempesaw’s killing was “media-related” and that the mastermind was an unnamed “big figure” who “could not stand his daily tirades on radio.”

In nearly 8 out of 10 cases, the murderers of journalists go free. CPJ is waging a global campaign against impunity.

The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide.

We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.

journalists killed in 2023 (motive confirmed)
imprisoned in 2022
missing globally