Abu Sayyaf

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Al-Arabiya reporter released from captivity in Philippines

December 4, 2013 4:07 PM ET

New York, December 4, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release today of a reporter working for Al-Arabiya news channel who, along with two crewmembers, was abducted by Islamist militants 18 months ago....

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Al-Arabiya news team missing in the Philippines

June 19, 2012 12:56 PM ET

CPJ is monitoring with concern the news coverage of Baker Abdulla Atyani, a Pakistan-based Jordanian Al-Arabiya TV journalist, and his two Philippine crew members, Rolando Letrero and Ramelito Vela, who have been unaccounted for since June 12. Atyani, Letrero,...

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Philippine journalists wounded in suspected militant attack

August 27, 2009 2:16 PM ET

Suspected militants fired at two low-flying military helicopters in Basilan province in the southern Philippines on August 16, 2009, injuring two journalists who were on board, according to local and international reports. The militants were thought to belong to the...

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Philippine TV journalist and crew abducted

June 9, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 9, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a militant group's abduction of three journalists from Philippine network ABS-CBN in the southern Philippine province of Sulu on Sunday. ABS-CBN news head Maria Ressa provided CPJ with an official...

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Despite government claims, Philippine murders go unsolved

May 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by recent statements made by presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye and the Philippine National Police (PNP) that many of the cases of journalists killed in the country have been solved and that the cases are unrelated to the issue of press freedom.

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TWO JOURNALISTS MURDERED IN THE PHILIPPINES

November 15, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 15, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns the two fatal attacks on Philippine journalists over the weekend, the latest killings in an already record-breaking year for violence against the press in the Philippines. An unidentified gunman...

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Gene Boyd Lumawag

November 12, 2004 12:00 AM ET

An unidentified gunman shot photographer Lumawag, of the MindaNews news service, in the head, killing him instantly in Jolo, the capital of the southern Sulu Province. Lumawag was photographing the sunset at the pier in Jolo on the last...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Asia Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

The vicious murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan focused international attention on the dangers faced by journalists covering the U.S. "war on terror," yet most attacks on journalists in Asia happened far from the eyes of...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Philippines

March 31, 2003 12:03 PM ET

Raucous and uninhibited, the Philippine press continues to be one of Asia's freest. There are few government controls on the media, newspapers do not have to be licensed, and broadcasters are largely left alone. The private Association of Philippine Broadcasters...

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Two journalists missing, feared kidnapped

October 2, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 2, 2002—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned about the safety of television reporter Carlo Lorenzo and cameraman Gilbert Ordiales, who went missing on the southern island of Jolo, Sulu Province, on September 28. CPJ fears...

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