Leo Mila

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Attacks on the Press   |   Philippines

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 higher incidence of murder, including in the Philippines.

Alerts   |   Philippines

Radio commentator shot dead

New York, December 3, 2008--The Philippine government should work with police to investigate the rise in fatal attacks on journalists following Tuesday's shooting death of Radyo Natin commentator Leo Mila on central Samar Island, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

December 3, 2008 3:17 PM ET

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