Edgar Damalerio

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When Journalists Are Killed, Witnesses May Be Next

February 12, 2014 2:25 AM ET

Eliminating witnesses has become an all too easy and eff ective method of stymying justice when journalists are assassinated. By Elisabeth Witchel...

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Conviction welcomed in 2005 murder case

January 29, 2010 2:49 PM ET

We issued the following statement today after a Philippine court sentenced Muhammad Maulana to life in prison for the murder of journalist Edgar Amoro. Amoro witnessed the killing of his fellow Pagadian City-based broadcaster, Edgar Damalerio, in May 2002. In...

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Philippines Special Report: Under Oath, Under Threat

August 18, 2009 9:11 PM ET

In the Philippines, witnesses to journalist murders face extreme pressures and grave risk. The government’s protection program, while valuable, falls short of ensuring justice. By Shawn W. Crispin...

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Philippine radio broadcaster assassinated

December 26, 2007 12:00 PM ET

   New York, December 26, 2007 — The Philippine government today announced that it has identified a witness in the slaying of radio broadcaster Ferdinand Lintuan on Monday. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to ensure...

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Two arrested in 2001 Philippines murder

December 21, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Philippine authorities to vigorously prosecute two suspects who have been arrested in connection with the 2001 shooting death of Philippine radio reporter Rolando Ureta. According to the National...

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The Private Prosecutor

October 31, 2007 12:00 AM ET

MANILA, Philippines--As a private attorney in the Philippines, Nena Santos does not have standing to try a murder case. But under an unusual provision of Philippine criminal law, she is permitted to work directly with police and government prosecutors in...

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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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Attacks on the Press in 2005: Introduction

February 16, 2006 11:59 AM ET

By Ann CooperOn May 2, when the Committee to Protect Journalists identified the Philippines as the world's most murderous country for journalists, the reaction was swift. "Exaggerated," huffed presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye, who was practiced at dismissing the mounting evidence....

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Philippines

February 16, 2006 11:14 AM ET

PHILIPPINES The epidemic of murderous attacks on the Philippine press corps finally forced the government to reverse its longtime denial of the problem and to step up efforts to combat the violence. Some limited progress in law enforcement, a landmark...

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