Benefredo Acabal

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Philippines

Four years after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo moved to create a police task force dedicated to investigating journalist murders, CPJ research showed the impunity rate in these cases remained about 90 percent, one of the highest in the world. A CPJ study into slain journalists worldwide found that the absence of justice tended to promote a…

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Radio commentator slain in the Philippines

New York, August 7, 2008—Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed radio commentator Martin Roxas today in the second brutal shooting of a broadcaster in the Philippines this week, according to local and international news reports. Two men shot Roxas in the back as he drove his motorcycle from DYVR station in Roxas City, on the country’s central Panay…

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Philippine journalist shot, in critical condition

New York, August 5, 2008—Gunmen shot and critically wounded radio journalist Dennis Cuesta in the southern Philippines late Monday, according to news reports. Police told international reporters the shooting may be related to Cuesta’s aggressive broadcasts on crime and social issues. Two gunmen traveling by motorcycle fired several shots at Cuesta, a program director and…

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Publisher shot dead in the Philippines

New York, April 8, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over the murder of a journalist in Pasig city in the metropolitan region of the Philippine capital of Manila yesterday. CPJ is investigating to determine whether the killing has any connection to his reporting. Benefredo Acabal, 34, was shot several times at close range…

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