Philippines / 2011

In Philippines, gunmen shoot radio journalist

November 28, 2011 2:10 PM ET

Bangkok, November 28, 2011--A Philippine radio journalist who reported critically on local corruption and drug trafficking was shot and seriously wounded on November 24, a day after the International Day to End Impunity was commemorated....

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Broadcaster gunned down in the Philippines

October 19, 2011 1:35 PM ET

New York, October 19, 2011--A radio commentator and anti-mining tribal activist who was scheduled to launch a new radio station program in a few days was gunned down in the southern Philippines on October 14, news reports said. ...

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Newspaper editor gunned down in the Philippines

October 7, 2011 2:13 PM ET

New York, October 7, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the fatal shooting of newspaper editor Johnson Pascual and calls on Philippine authorities to investigate the case and prosecute the perpetrators....

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Philippine journalist's daughter kidnapped

September 23, 2011 2:28 PM ET

Bangkok, September 23, 2011--Philippine authorities should launch an investigation into the abduction of radio commentator Louie Larroza's daughter, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Larroza told reporters the kidnapping was a "warning" for his radio broadcasts, news reports said. The journalist's daughter, unharmed, was freed eight hours later....

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Philippine radio commentator fatally shot

August 24, 2011 2:44 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2011--Police in Negros Occidental province must thoroughly investigate Monday's murder of radio commentator Niel Jimena, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ is investigating the killing to determine whether it was work-related....

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Second Philippine journalist killed from same radio station

June 13, 2011 6:13 PM ET

New York, June 13, 2011 -- Romeo Olea, a provincial radio commentator in the Philippines, was shot dead on his way to work Monday morning. Local and international media reports, quoting police sources, say Olea was shot twice in the back while riding his motorcycle to work in Iriga City...

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Provincial Philippines broadcaster receives death threat

May 20, 2011 3:15 PM ET

New York May 20, 2011--The Committee to protect Journalists is concerned by reports that a Philippines provincial radio announcer, Jun Albino of Magnum Music and News Radio 99.9 FM in Cagayan de Oro City, has received a text-message death threat. ...

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Philippine court bids to gag massacre trial scrutiny

May 12, 2011 4:09 PM ET

Bangkok, May 12, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by an appeals court resolution in the Philippines that threatens to curb outside scrutiny of legal proceedings against suspects in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, in which 32 journalists and media practitioners were systematically shot and murdered. ...

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Court acquits man charged in 2006 murder of radio anchor

April 18, 2011 6:46 PM ET

New York, April 18, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the acquittal of a former police officer charged with the five-year-old murder of local Philippine radio anchor Fernando Batul....

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On notorious anniversary, Philippine journalist shot

March 24, 2011 11:26 AM ET

New York, March 24, 2011--Manila police must thoroughly investigate the murder of radio anchor Maria Len Fores Somera, who was shot today near her home in Malabon City, a suburb of Manila....

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