Family of slain Palawan journalist files MR against dismissal of alleged masterminds, accomplices (UPDATED)
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Posted in Impunity, Journalist killings on 1 July 2011
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CMFR/PHILIPPINES – The family of a slain Palawan broadcast journalist filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a motion for reconsideration asking the reinstatement of charges against the alleged masterminds and several other accomplices in the killing of the broadcaster, July 1.

(Updated) Broadcaster allegedly threatened while on air
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Posted in Attacks and threats against the media, Press Freedom on 1 July 2011
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CMFR/PHILIPPINES – A Davao City-based radio anchor allegedly received a threatening text message (SMS) while criticizing on air the reinstatement of a police commander last 28 June 2011.

High Court grants request for transfer of venue of alleged gunman’s trial in broadcaster’s murder
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Posted in Impunity, Media Defense, Press Freedom on 30 June 2011
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CMFR/PHILIPPINES – The Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines ordered the transfer of the trial of the alleged gunman in the 2010 killing of a Davao Oriental radio broadcaster from Mati City, Davao Oriental to Davao City.

Murder complaint against former governors, four others dismissed
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Posted in Impunity, Press Freedom on 17 June 2011
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CMFR/PHILIPPINES – A panel of public prosecutors found probable cause to file murder charges against the person who allegedly hired the gunman and the gunman’s accomplices in the killing of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) dwAR broadcaster Gerardo “Gerry” Ortega. However, the panel dismissed the complaint against former Palawan Gov. Mario Joel Reyes, former Marinduque Gov. […]

Radio commentator killed in Camarines Sur
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Posted in Press Freedom on 13 June 2011
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CMFR/PHILIPPINES – A radio commentator was shot dead Monday, 13 June 2011, in Iriga City, Camarines Sur province. Iriga City is approximately 294 kilometers from Manila.

Romeo Olea, 49, of San Miguel, Iriga City, was on a motorcycle on his way to the radio dwEB office in Nabua, Camarines Sur when he was shot around 5:52 a.m. (local time) along the national highway.

Broadcaster claims governor attacked him (Updated)
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Posted in Attacks and threats against the media, Press Freedom on 10 June 2011
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CMFR/PHILIPPINES – A broadcaster of a government-run radio station plans to file charges against the governor of Kalinga province for allegedly attacking and threatening to kill him. Kalinga is approximately 317 kilometers north of Manila. Broadcaster  Jerome Tabanganay  said that at  around 1 p.m. last 07 June 2011, Gov. Jocel Baac and 10 armed men […]



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