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Newspaper columnist murdered in the Philippines

March 13, 2017 12:50 PM ET

Bangkok, March 13, 2017--Philippine police and prosecutors should credibly investigate today's murder of newspaper columnist Joaquin Briones and should swiftly bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ex-police official admits role in Filipino radio journalist's murder

February 21, 2017 10:34 AM ET

Bangkok, February 21, 2017--Former Philippine policeman Arturo Lascanas in a news conference yesterday acknowledged his role in the September 2003 assassination of radio journalist Juan "Jun" Pala, a crime he claimed was ordered and paid for by then Davao City mayor, now President Rodrigo Duterte....

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Newspaper publisher shot and killed in Philippines

December 21, 2016 10:34 AM ET

Bangkok, December 21, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the Philippines to establish the motive behind the murder of newspaper publisher Larry Que and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice....

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Getting Away With Murder

October 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant Published October 27, 2016. Some of the highest rates of impunity in the murders of journalists can be attributed to killings by Islamist militant groups, CPJ...

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Philippine leader blows hot and cold on press freedom

August 4, 2016 11:51 AM ET

Newly installed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sent mixed messages on his commitment to upholding press freedom and combating impunity in media murders, a mix of hope and fear that has broadly defined the first months of his leadership. Uncertainty about Duterte's stance on the media's watchdog role comes...

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Gunmen injure Philippines radio journalist and son

July 1, 2016 2:22 PM ET

New York, July 1, 2016-- Philippine authorities should credibly investigate Thursday's shooting of a Filipino journalist and his son outside their home in Surigao City, Mindinao, and bring the gunmen to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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President-elect sends wrong signal on impunity in the Philippines

June 1, 2016 10:53 AM ET

Bangkok, June 1, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's comments during a press conference justifying the killing of journalists. Duterte made the remarks in response to a reporter's question on Tuesday about how his government would handle cases of media murders, according to...

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Radio reporter murdered in the Philippines

February 18, 2016 2:48 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2016 -- Authorities in the Philippines should swiftly bring to justice the killers of radio reporter Elvis Banggoy Ordaniza, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ordaniza was shot and killed on Tuesday in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, on the country's southernmost main island...

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Radio reporter murdered in the Philippines

November 4, 2015 10:57 AM ET

Bangkok, November 4, 2015­--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing of Jose Bernardo, a radio reporter who was shot and killed on Saturday in the capital of the Philippines, according to news reports. Authorities must impartially investigate the murder and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice, CPJ said today....

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Getting Away With Murder

October 8, 2015 12:01 PM ET

Iraq's move away from the top spot is based on a number of factors, few of them encouraging; only one conviction has been achieved in Iraq. The Impunity Index examines unsolved murders over the previous decade in which journalism is the confirmed motive. The first couple of years of...

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