Philippines / 2011

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Accused Maguindanao mastermind may go free

March 8, 2011 4:26 PM ET

New York, March 8, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is worried that a special five-judge panel named by the Philippines Court of Appeal in Manila will free the suspected mastermind behind the Maguindanao massacre, or release him on a technicality. Lawyers for Zaldy Ampatuan, the former governor of the...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Philippines

February 15, 2011 12:20 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Flawed procedures, witness intimidation, bribes mar Maguindanao prosecution. • Aquino pledges reform, but two more journalists are murdered for their work. Key Statistic 3rd: Ranking on CPJ's Impunity Index, reflecting one of the world's worst records in solving press murders. Trial proceedings began...

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Philippine broadcaster gunned down after morning show

January 24, 2011 3:34 PM ET

New York, January 24, 2011--Police in southern Palawan province must thoroughly investigate the motives behind today's murder of Philippine radio broadcaster Gerardo Ortega, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

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