Impunity

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Video Report: In pursuit of justice

November 24, 2010 12:53 PM ET

A year after the massacre in Maguindanao province, a faltering Philippine legal system struggles to bring justice. From the murder scene in Ampatuan to the presidential palace in Manila, a CPJ delegation travels the country to examine the shocking...

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Marking Maguindanao, events for reflection, justice

November 22, 2010 4:41 PM ET

Tuesday is the anniversary of the deadliest attack on the press ever recorded by CPJ. On November 23, 2009, 32 journalists and media workers were shot and killed in a massacre of 57 people in Ampatuan, in the southern...

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CPJ's Smyth in Harvard Review: Facing impunity is key

November 16, 2010 2:52 PM ET

Harvard International Review ran a feature article called "Murdering With Impunity: The Rise in Terror Tactics Against News Reporters," by CPJ's Journalist Security Coordinator Frank Smyth in its Fall 2010 issue, billed as a symposium focused on changes in...

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Mexico no different than Iraq, reporters tell Wilson Center

November 10, 2010 5:38 PM ET

On Monday, before a large audience of government officials, representatives of NGOs, reporters, and students, CPJ's senior program coordinator for the Americas, Carlos Lauría, said that the level of crime violence, and corruption facing the press in Mexico, where more...

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Mayor Strelchenko, drop your cruel complaint

November 10, 2010 5:14 PM ET

Dear Mayor Strelchenko: While leading a delegation to Moscow from the Committee to Protect Journalists in late September, I had the opportunity to meet with Mikhail Beketov in the Moscow hospital where he was being treated. Today, I was outraged to learn Beketov is now a convicted criminal because you have pursued a cruel complaint.

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Impunity on trial in the Philippines

November 10, 2010 12:02 AM ET

The prosecution of dozens of defendants in the 2009 Maguindanao murders is testing a faltering judicial system in the Philippines. Bribes, intimidation, attacks, and flawed detective work already threaten to undermine the government’s case. Will this massacre go unpunished? A...

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Audio report: Impunity on trial in the Philippines

November 10, 2010 12:00 AM ET

In our special report, "Impunity on trial in the Philippines," CPJ examines the troubled prosecution of defendants in the 2009 massacre of more than 30 journalists and media support workers in Maguindanao province. Among other problems, CPJ found that...

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Russian reporters beaten; both covered highway project

November 8, 2010 5:34 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces two attacks on journalists in the Moscow region and calls on authorities to end impunity in crimes against reporters in Russia. Both victims, Oleg Kashin of the business daily...

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Lugar: Umar Cheema case a 'bellwether' for Pakistan

November 8, 2010 1:01 PM ET

Sen. Richard Lugar, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, wrote to Pakistani Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani on September 22 to express concern about the brutal attack on Umar Cheema. The journalist was abducted on the...

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Remembering Philippine prosecutor Leo Dacera

November 8, 2010 12:22 PM ET

Leo Dacera, a senior state prosecutor and head of the witness protection program for the Philippine Department of Justice, died suddenly on November 4. Initial news reports said Dacera, 54, left, was the victim of an apparent heart attack....

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