Impunity

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Radio journalist survives shooting in Philippines

January 8, 2010 3:17 PM ET

New York, January 8, 2010—Philippine authorities must quickly investigate the shooting of radio broadcaster Eugene Paet, an anchorman for Radio DWRS in Vigan city in Ilocos Sur province. According to local and international media reports, Paet, 47, was shot in...

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Maguindanao mourning period ends, and long road begins

December 31, 2009 12:11 PM ET

January 1 marks the 40th day after the brutal killings of 57 people, including 31 journalists and media workers, in the Philippine province of Maguindanao. In the Philippine tradition, the day will be considered the “end of mourning.” But the...

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Philippines, Somalia fuel record death toll

December 17, 2009 12:01 AM ET

CPJ survey finds at least 68 journalists killed in 2009 New York, December 17, 2009—At least 68 journalists worldwide were killed for their work in 2009, the highest yearly tally ever documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the...

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Media owner shot to death in northeastern Brazil

December 15, 2009 4:25 PM ET

New York, December 15, 2009—Unidentified assailants shot and killed Brazilian media owner and radio host José Givonaldo Vieira on Monday morning in northeastern Pernambuco state, according to local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Brazilian authorities...

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Verdict in Ingushetia editor’s killing a miscarriage of justice

December 11, 2009 5:38 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2009—A Russian police officer who fatally shot an online publisher in government custody in 2008 was convicted of negligent homicide and sentenced to two years in a low-security prison settlement today, Reuters and other news...

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Reason to doubt there will be justice in Maguindanao

December 11, 2009 4:40 PM ET

On Thursday, CPJ’s Senior Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin posted an entry—“Cries for justice in the Philippines massacre”—on the international mission he was part of in the Philippines this week. The team was following up in the aftermath of the November 23 massacre that killed at...

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Sri Lanka’s war on journalists

December 10, 2009 1:10 PM ET

Today marks the 100th day of J.S. Tissainayagam’s 20-year prison term. Tissainayagam, known as Tissa, was convicted of “terrorism” charges for articles documenting human rights abuses by the Sri Lankan military, as well as the difficult conditions faced by Sri...

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Cries for justice in the Philippines massacre

December 10, 2009 11:51 AM ET

Mobilized and clad in black, a group of Philippine journalists symbolically laid down their notebooks, microphones, and cameras in the street to observe a moment of silence outside Malacañang Palace, the seat of national government in the Philippines....

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Kyrgyzstan court rejects new probe in Saipov murder

December 9, 2009 4:57 PM ET

New York, December 9, 2009—Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court ruled today that the prosecution of a man accused in the 2007 murder of Alisher Saipov, editor of the Uzbek-language weekly Siyosat, can proceed, the independent news Web site Ferghana reported. Saipov’s family...

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Journalist survives vicious attack in Nepal

December 9, 2009 4:49 PM ET

New York, December 9, 2009—Police in Nepal should thoroughly investigate reports that journalist Tika Bista was brutally attacked on Tuesday in reprisal for her work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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