Maguindanao Massacre

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Some of the accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre are seen attending the promulgation of the case inside a Taguig City prison, in this December 19, 2019 handout picture. A court today found masterminds Andal Ampatuan Jr., his brother Zaldy Ampatuan, and 26 accomplices guilty of murder for the November 23, 2009 attack that killed 58 people, including 32 journalists and media workers. (Handout via Reuters)

In the Philippines, convictions finally achieved for Maguindanao massacre

Bangkok, December 19, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed a Philippine court’s decision to hold to account the mastermind, his brother and 26 accomplices of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre.

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CPJ mission finds increased intimidation, shrinking space for free press in the Philippines

Manila, April 16, 2019–A Committee to Protect Journalists mission to the Philippines, led by Board Chair Kathleen Carroll, found increasing levels of intimidation and a shrinking space for the free press in the country. The mission–joined by Peter Greste, director of the Australia-based Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (AJF), and CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler–is…

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Philippine citizens light candles in memory of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre. No one has been convicted in the case, and one of the alleged masterminds died of a heart attack earlier this month. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Justice delayed is justice denied in Philippines’ Maguindanao massacre

During his final State of the Nation Address this week, President Benigno Aquino III made only a passing mention of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre that killed 57 people, including 32 journalists and media workers. He did not detail any plans for action on the case, despite his vow to deliver justice before his term ends…

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Media massacre witness killed, another wounded, in the Philippines

Bangkok, November 20, 2014–A state witness in the mass killing of 57 people, including 32 journalists and media workers, in the Philippines in 2009 was shot dead by assailants on Tuesday while traveling in a remote area of southern Maguindanao province, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing and calls…

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