Gerry Ortega

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Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Tokyo, Japan on December 17, 2023.

CPJ, partners urge Germany’s Scholz to press Philippine leader on journalist’s killing during visit

March 11, 2024 – German authorities must prioritize the Philippines’ abysmal record of impunity in the murder of journalists during the official visit by Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. scheduled for  March 11-13, a coalition of three international press freedom organizations said on Monday. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz should make press freedom and specifically the…

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Despite long legal battle, alleged mastermind behind murder of courageous Filipino journalist still at large

Amsterdam, February 28, 2022 – Substantial flaws were found in the legal procedures in the case of murdered Filipino journalist Gerry Ortega, A Safer World For The Truth finds in its latest investigation. The report also finds that the alleged mastermind of Ortega’s murder, former governor of Palawan province Joel T. Reyes, still exerts considerable…

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