Archive for the ‘Journalist Killings’ Category

No mastermind convicted yet for media killings since 1986 By Cong B. Corrales LAST WEEK'S conviction of one of the persons accused of the 2010 murder of broadcaster Miguel Belen is but the 14th conviction among 172 cases filed in court against suspected...

IFJ: Philippines ‘epicenter of impunity’ By Cong B. Corrales Five is a ludicrous number. Especially  when it refers to the years since the single deadliest attack on the Fourth Estate happened, yet justice remains elusive. Five years ago, on...

The conflict in Maguindanao THE social media and coffeeshops are abuzz with talk over President Benign S. Aquino III's admission yesterday, January 28, that there was a lack of coordination in the clash that killed more than 40 policemen in southern...

TODAY'S papers reported that one of the suspects in the mauling of actor Vhong Navarrao last year was arrested by the justice department's National Bureau of Investigation. Ferdinand Guerrero was nabbed in a Makati City condominium along Ayala...

Case versus suspects in Martinez slay try to continue ALBERTO "PASTOR" Martinez, 57, one of the few broadcasters who survived an assassination try, would have wanted to finish the fight. He wanted to see the case versus his suspected assassins,...

By Cong B. Corrales BARELY a week into the year and another journalist is slain in the Philippines. As the world mourns the brutal attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, here in the Philippines the reign of the culture of impunity continues...

HUMAN RIGHTS, freedom of expression, and media freedom: these values remain the great unfulfilled demands of the people of Southeast Asia. Corruption, bad governance, and  impunity: these problems remain largely pervasive across the region,...