Impunity

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CPJ meets Philippine officials, urges anti-impunity policies

August 24, 2010 10:45 AM ET

Manila, August 24, 2010--Nine months after the killing of 32 journalists and media workers in the southern Philippines, a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met today with justice officials in Manila and called on the government of President...

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Colombia nabs alleged mastermind in Sambrano murder

August 23, 2010 4:50 PM ET

New York, August 23, 2010--The alleged mastermind in the 2009 murder of Venezuelan journalist Orel Sambrano, at left, was arrested Thursday in Colombia and is now facing extradition to Venezuela, local and international press reported.Colombian authorities arrested Walid Makled García in the city...

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From grief of Maguindanao, a 'family' emerges

August 23, 2010 1:15 PM ET

Today marks nine months since the Maguindanao massacre, the deadliest event for the press that CPJ has ever recorded.  On November 23, 2009, at 10 a.m., a convoy traveling to the provincial capital of Shariff Aquak to file gubernatorial...

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'Litmus test' begins in Maguindanao prosecution

August 17, 2010 2:31 PM ET

A judge's decision today to set a September 1 trial date for several defendants in the Maguindanao massacre highlights a positive development in what has been a very ugly story. The judge appeared determined to move the case forward...

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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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