Edgar Amoro

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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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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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In Philippines, ex-police officer convicted in Damalerio murder

November 29, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 29, 2005— The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's conviction of former police officer Guillermo Wapile in the 2002 murder of journalist Edgar Damalerio in Pagadian City. Judge Ramon Codilla of the Cebu Regional Trial Court...

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Murder on the Airwaves

August 23, 2005 4:52 PM ET

More than three years have passed since journalist Edgar Damalerio was fatally shot on a crowded street in the port city of Pagadian on the southern island of Mindanao.

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Philippines: On the Radio, Under the Gun

August 4, 2005 10:14 AM ET

Behind the Rising Death Toll of Radio Broadcasters in the Phillipines...

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Philippine journalist murders far from solved, mission finds

June 26, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Manila, Philippines, June 26, 2005—Despite Philippine government claims that it has solved more than half of journalist murders since 1986, a joint mission by the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance has found that the official...

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Gunmen kill key witness in Damalerio murder case

February 2, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 2, 2005—A key witness in the 2002 murder of Philippine journalist Edgar Damalerio was killed by gunmen in the city of Pagadian this morning—the second witness to be slain while the suspect, a former police officer, awaits...

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Philippines: Elusive Justice

September 1, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Two witnesses have identified a journalist's murderer, but in a city of warlord politics and rampant corruption, the suspect remains at large....

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Family of murdered journalist seeks justice

June 18, 2002 12:00 PM ET

Manila, June 18, 2002—The family of slain Filipino broadcast journalist Edgar Damalerio said they are facing harassment and obstruction as they search for justice in the May 13 murder. They have traveled with a key witness to the crime to...

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Edgar Damalerio

May 13, 2002 12:00 AM ET

Damalerio, managing editor of the weekly newspaper Zamboanga Scribe and a commentator on DXKP radio station in Pagadian City on the southern island of Mindanao, was shot and killed at about 8:00 p.m. A gunman shot Damalerio, 32, while...

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