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The Philippines ranks fourth on CPJ's most recent global Impunity Index, a measure of countries where journalists are killed and their murderers go free. Here, Filipino journalists escort the coffin of slain news reporter Alex Balcoba during his funeral in Manila, June 1, 2016. (Reuters/Romeo Ranoco)

Reporter shot and killed in the Philippines

Bangkok, August 7, 2017–A Filipino journalist was shot and killed today while riding a motorcycle in the town of President Quirino, on the southern island of Mindanao, news reports said. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the killing and called on Philippine authorities to identify the assailants and swiftly bring them to justice.

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