Impunity

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Audio Report: Getting Away With Murder

April 20, 2010 12:01 AM ET

In our special report, “Getting Away With Murder” CPJ names and shames countries where journalists are killed regularly and governments are unable or unwilling to solve the crimes. Here, María Salazar-Ferro explains CPJ's Impunity Index, detailing what nations are...

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Concern as some charges dropped in Philippines killings

April 19, 2010 4:23 PM ET

New York, April 19, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is dismayed by the Philippine government’s decision to drop murder charges against Zaldy Ampatuan, former governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and his uncle, Akmad Ampatuan, former mayor...

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CPJ hails convictions in 2007 murder of Brazilian journalist

March 30, 2010 5:28 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2010—The conviction on Saturday of four men, including three members of the military police, in the 2007 murder of Brazilian journalist Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho is an important step forward in the global campaign to combat impunity in...

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CPJ asks Philippines to investigate threats against journalist

March 30, 2010 4:58 PM ET

Dear President Arroyo and Chief Justice Puno: We are greatly concerned by the apparent lack of an effective government response to threats made against Marites Danguilan Vitug, one of the Philippines’ senior and most eminent journalists. Vitug said she believes your intervention will serve as a deterrent to whoever is trying to intimidate her, and, hopefully, to those who try to intimidate other journalists in the future.

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Philippine high court spokesman: Death threats ‘funny’

March 29, 2010 1:57 PM ET

Midas Marquez, spokesman for the Philippine Supreme Court, has told local reporters that he considers death threats sent anonymously by text message to journalist Marites Dañguilan Vitug to be “funny” and “ridiculous.” Marquez was asked to comment in his...

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In Garcia-Esperat murder, a twisting path to justice

March 24, 2010 2:47 PM ET

Five years ago today, a gunman strode into the home of muckraking Philippine journalist Marlene Garcia-Esperat, pulled out a .45-caliber pistol, and shot her once in the head. A columnist and radio host on the southern island of Mindanao,...

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Philippine editor Vitug receives series of death threats

March 23, 2010 2:19 PM ET

New York, March 23, 2010—The Philippine government must vigorously pursue its investigation into a series of death threats received by Marites Dañguilan Vitug, editor-in-chief of the online news outlet Newsbreak, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Sri Lankan attorney general assures exiled journalists

March 10, 2010 12:51 PM ET

Colombo, March 10, 2010—In a meeting with a CPJ delegation today, Sri Lankan Attorney General Mohan Peiris said he was prepared to offer protection to any of the nation’s journalists who return to the country from exile....

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Second Nepali media owner murdered in a month

March 3, 2010 2:46 PM ET

New York, March 3, 2010—Police in Nepal must immediately investigate Monday’s fatal shooting of publisher and business owner Arun Singhaniya, the second murder of a media executive in the country in a month, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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CPJ outraged by ruling freeing Yevloyev’s killer in Russia

March 2, 2010 5:27 PM ET

New York, March 2, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s court decision to release Ibragim Yevloyev, the high-ranking security officer who shot and killed independent Ingush publisher Magomed Yevloyev (no relation to the killer) in police custody in August 2008....

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