Impunity

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Trial date set in Philippines massacre of 57

August 17, 2010 1:27 PM ET

Manila, August 17, 2010--The opening trial date for 17 men accused of murder and other crimes in the killing of 57 people--32 of them journalists or media workers--in southern Philippines in November 2009 has been set for September 1. Quezon City...

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Puntland editor jailed after airing rebel leader interview

August 16, 2010 4:10 PM ET

New York, August 16, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland to immediately release jailed radio journalist Abdifatah Jama, who was sentenced on Saturday to six years in prison on charges related to...

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In Honduran murders, a flawed government response

August 13, 2010 5:11 PM ET

In a letter to the editor published Sunday in The New York Times, Honduran minister on human rights Ana Pineda took issue with the findings of CPJ's recent special report on the murders of seven local reporters this year....

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In Polenghi case, autopsy shared but more needed

August 2, 2010 1:59 PM ET

Two days before Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi was fatally shot while covering widespread civil unrest in the streets of Bangkok, he posted a short message to his Facebook page: “Every day is a gift, so do your best,” he...

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In Thailand unrest, journalists under fire

July 29, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Two journalists died and several others were injured during the country’s political unrest. A CPJ investigation has found that both security forces and protesters engaged in reckless behavior—and in the aftermath, the government has done little to bring anyone to...

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Hiro Muramoto's last footage

July 29, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Reuters produced this video shortly after its cameraman Hiro Muramoto was killed while covering unrest in Bangkok on April 10. The video includes Muramoto's last footage, taken just before he was shot. Read CPJ's special report on the death...

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Journalist murders spotlight Honduran government failures

July 27, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Seven journalists are murdered in a matter of weeks. After minimizing the crimes, Honduran authorities are slow and negligent in pursuing the killers. The government is fostering a climate of lawlessness that is allowing criminals to kill journalists with impunity....

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To combat Philippine impunity, Aquino needs new tactics

July 16, 2010 10:32 AM ET

It’s too soon to expect a turnaround in the Philippines’ miserable record of attacks on journalists. President Benigno Aquino was sworn in just two weeks ago. The problem of unprosecuted journalist murders—the Philippines ranks third on CPJ’s Impunity Index—is...

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CPJ seeks thorough investigation into Estemirova murder

July 15, 2010 3:16 PM ET

New York, July 15, 2010—On the first anniversary of the brutal murder of prominent journalist and human rights defender Natalya Estemirova, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Russian authorities to thoroughly probe professional motives and aggressively pursue all...

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Russia should disclose information on Klebnikov murder

July 9, 2010 3:27 PM ET

New York, July 9, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Russian authorities to disclose their progress in the investigation into the unsolved murder of Forbes Russia Editor Paul Klebnikov, left, who was gunned down outside his Moscow office six...

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