Gene Boyd Lumawag

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Alerts   |   Philippines

Philippine TV journalist and crew abducted

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 statement today confirming that journalist Ces Drilon, cameraman Jimmy Encarnacion, and assistant cameraman Angelo Valderama disappeared while in Sulu.

June 9, 2008 12:00 PM ET


Letters   |   Philippines

Despite government claims, Philippine murders go unsolved

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.

May 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET


Reports   |   Philippines

Philippines: The Toll

Here are the Philippine journalists killed in connection with their work since 2000, as documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Alerts   |   Philippines

Philippine journalist murders far from solved, mission finds

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 definition of "solved cases" is misleading, that justice has not been served in the vast majority of cases, and that journalists in remote provinces remain vulnerable to fatal attacks.

Attacks on the Press   |   Philippines

Attacks on the Press 2004: The Philippines

The Philippines

Although the Philippines has one of the freest presses in Asia, the country was the deadliest in the region for journalists for the second consecutive year. Eight journalists—primarily rural radio broadcasters—were gunned down in retaliation for their work in 2004. (Five reporters died in the line of duty in 2003, according to CPJ research.) Worldwide, the media casualty rate in the Philippines was second only to Iraq.

Alerts   |   Philippines


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 shot photographer Gene Boyd Lumawag, of the MindaNews news service, in the head, killing him instantly on Friday, November 12, in Jolo, the capital of the southern Sulu Province.
November 15, 2004 12:00 PM ET


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