Matt Hansen/CPJ Guest Blogger
Matt Hansen helped create CPJ’s database of killed journalists and is the author of the 2006 CPJ special report, Deadly News. He is also associate manager of Global Journalist Security.
In Index, a pattern of death, a roadmap for solutions
Gerardo Ortega’s news and talk show on DWAR in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, went off as usual on the morning of January 24, 2011. Ortega, like many radio journalists in the Philippines, was outspoken about government corruption, particularly as it concerned local mining issues. His show over, Ortega left the studios and headed to a local…