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Journalists attacked in Philippines since 1992

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Philippines COVID-19 state of emergency includes prison time for spreading ‘false news’

March 27, 2020 10:05 AM ET

Bangkok, March 27, 2020 -- The Philippine Congress should repeal a recently enacted regulation that imposes criminal penalties for spreading ‘false news’ about the coronavirus pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Philippines solicitor general petitions to strip news broadcaster ABS-CBN of its franchise

February 11, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, February 11, 2020 -- Philippine Solicitor General Jose Calida should withdraw a petition asking the Supreme Court to cancel television news broadcaster ABS-CBN’s franchise agreement and should stop all legal harassment of the media organization, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Ten years for justice in Maguindanao case is too long: We can do better

December 19, 2019 12:00 AM ET

Never Forget. This became the rallying cry among journalists, freedom of expression activists and human rights defenders as they demanded justice following the massacre on November 23, 2009 of 58 people in Maguindanao. The attack, in which 32 journalists and media workers were killed, was the single deadliest event...

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In the Philippines, convictions finally achieved for Maguindanao massacre

December 18, 2019 11:33 PM ET

Bangkok, December 19, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a Philippine court’s decision to hold to account the mastermind, his brother and 26 accomplices of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre....

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Duterte threatens to shut down Philippine broadcaster ABS-CBN

December 5, 2019 11:10 AM ET

Bangkok, December 5, 2019 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his government should not show bias in renewing broadcasters’ licenses and should cease threatening the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Radio journalist Dindo Generoso shot and killed in the Philippines

November 11, 2019 10:58 AM ET

Bangkok, November 11, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the killing of radio reporter Dindo Generoso in the central Philippines, and called on Philippine authorities to identify the motive behind the killing and bring all of the perpetrators swiftly to justice....

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Radio journalist Benjie Caballero shot in the Philippines

November 4, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, November 4, 2019 -- Philippine authorities should conduct a fast and thorough investigation into the shooting of journalist Benjie Caballero, determine if the attack was connected to his reporting, and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Getting Away with Murder

October 29, 2019 8:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2019 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free Published October 29, 2019 Somalia is the world’s worst country for the fifth year in a row when it comes to prosecuting murderers of journalists, CPJ’s 2019 Global Impunity Index found. War and...

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American journalist shot, critically wounded in Philippines

August 9, 2019 10:23 AM ET

Bangkok, August 9, 2019 – An American journalist working in the Philippines was shot and critically wounded on August 6 while retrieving his daughter from school in the northern province of Ifugao, according to his outlet and other press reports....

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Cyber libel trial opens against Philippine journalist Maria Ressa

July 25, 2019 10:55 AM ET

Bangkok, July 25, 2019 -- Philippine authorities should drop pending cyber libel charges against Rappler editor Maria Ressa and cease their legal harassment campaign against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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