PHILIPPINES: Third journalist slain in a week

Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

A Mindanao-based publisher and editorial consultant was gunned down a few meters from his karaoke shop on 19 June 2010. It was the third killing in a week following the death of Desidario "Jessie" Camangyan on June 14 and Jovelito Agustin on June 16.  

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PHILIPPINES: Media groups call on President-elect Aquino to end impunity

Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The following is a statement by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR)–a SEAPA founding member based in Manila–on the sixth month of the November 23 massacre of 58 persons including 32 journalists and media workers. The Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists (FFFJ), the Center for Community Journalism and Development (CCJD) and several individuals [...]

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CIJ letter to Thai embassy, local media on journalist protection and free media

Posted on Friday, May 21st, 2010

Journalists were among those killed and injured in the midst of the Thai government action against the Red Shirts protesters. The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has written to the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur urging for greater protection for journalists and to enable an environment of free media to help resolve the conflict. It [...]

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THAILAND: Journalist killed, TV station torched, reporters threatened in Red Shirts crackdown

Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

A decisive government push to dismantle a weeks-old protest in Bangkok has triggered more violence and heightened security risks throughout Thailand, with the media caught in the frontlines and crossfires of the ensuing chaos.

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PHILIPPINES: Media groups see political motive behind dropping of journalists murder charges

Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2010

The Southeast Press Alliance (SEAPA) joins one of its founding members, the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, in denouncing the recent order of acting Justice Secretary Alberto Agra to remove two prominent members of the Ampatuan clan–Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Zaldy Ampatuan Zaldy and Mamasapano Mayor Datu Akmad Ampatuan from [...]

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Forty-seven IFEX members condemn massacre of journalists, call for justice

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Condemning the problem of impunity in the Philippines, 47 IFEX members appeal for justice in the horrible massacre of a reported 28 journalist

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PHILIPPINES: SEAPA Statement on the Massacre of Civilians and Journalists in Maguindanao

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Even warlordism is but a symptom of the larger climate of impunity that threatens Filipinos, their media, and their democracy in general. For that toxic environment, the government must be held accountable.

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PHILIPPINES: Another broadcaster slain

Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2009

A broadcaster was killed in southern Philippines on 27 July 2009, even as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo delivered her ninth State of the Nation address.

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PHILIPPINE: court denies motion for reconsideration by alleged masterminds behind Esperat slay

Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

The Philippine press gained another victory in its fight against impunity after a local court in Sultan Kudarat affirmed its earlier denial of the motion to dismiss the case against the alleged masterminds in the killing of journalist Marlene Esperat. Sultan Kudarat is a province approximately 968 km south of Manila.

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PHILIPINES: Media group releases 2008 press freedom

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

As the year 2008 ended, another radio broadcaster in Northern Samar in the Philippines was killed by unknown assailants. The killing of Leo Mila of dxSY brought to six the number of journalists/media practitioners killed in the line of duty in 2008.

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