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Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

May 22, 2020 - 9:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard slams the move as 'the final act in [Saudi Arabia's] well-rehearsed parody of justice in front of an international community far too ready to be deceived'

MURDERED. A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Dumaguete City radio reporter shot dead

May 06, 2020 - 12:20 AM

Rex Cornelio is the third radio journalist to be killed in Dumaguete City since 2018

JOURNALIST KILLED. Radio broadcaster Rex Cornelio is killed in Dumaguete City. Photo from Cornelio's Facebook page

Indonesian palm oil exec arrested over journalist killings

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Indonesian police arrest businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo as the suspected mastermind in the killing of two journalists in North Sumatra

SUSPECTS. This picture taken on November 8, 2019 shows Indonesian local police chief inspector general Agus Adrianto (left) asking a question to suspect in the killing of  journalists in Medan, North Sumatra. Photo by Dedi Hermawan/AFP

2 suspects in killing of Dumaguete radio broadcaster arrested

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Police identify inactive police officer Glenn Corsame and a Teddy Reyes Salaw as suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso

SUSPECTS ARRESTED. 2 suspects are arrested in connection with the killing of radio announcer Dindo Generoso. Photo from Generoso's Facebook page

Radio broadcaster shot dead in Dumaguete City

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Radio announcer Dindo Generoso is shot dead on his way to work in Dumaguete City

3 journalists slain in Mexico in a week

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Since 2000, around 100 reporters have been killed in Mexico

JOURNALISTS KILLED. View of bloodstain at the site where Mexican journalist Francisco Romero was murdered in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state on May 16, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

U.N. Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:05 AM

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's report insists there is 'credible evidence' to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Khashoggi's murder last October

This combination of pictures created on June 20, 2019 shows a file photo taken on December 15, 2014 of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama and a file photo taken on April 12, 2018 of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman poses at La Moncloa palace in Madrid. There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said on June 19, 2019 calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets. The conclusion was outlined in a report by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Prince Mohammed, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. His dismembered body has not been found. Riyadh initially said it had no knowledge of his fate, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents.  MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH, OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP

Journalist shot dead in southern Honduras

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:29 AM

Police says Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, a TV reporter, was shot and wounded in the street and taken to a clinic, where he died

KILLED. Screen capture of Honduran news site Criterio.hn showing Valle TV reporter Leonardo Garbriel Hernandez.

Journalists become increasing 'targets' for killings – watchdog

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The Committee to Protect Journalists says 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'

Journalist murder a toxic mystery in Malta one year on

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:40 AM

'One person was killed, nobody has been punished, nothing has changed,' says the sister of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

ONE YEAR ON. Justice remains elusive for family, friends, colleagues, and supporters of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Photo from Justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia Facebook page.

Mindanao journos, Reporters Without Borders condemn killing of Denora

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:34 PM

RSF says Dennis Denora is the 6th journalist murdered during the term of President Rodrigo Duterte

Alleged gunman named in killing of broadcaster Christopher Lozada

Mar 12, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The suspect, Rolly Mahilum, is said to be a 'close aide' of the family of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro

Catanduanes publisher Larry Que slain – colleagues

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Larry Que publisher of the local paper Catanduanes News Now is the first journalist to be killed since Duterte s inauguration on June 30

7 years later: What happened to the Maguindanao massacre case?

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED Will the worst case of election related violence in the Philippines reach its resolution under the Duterte administration?

ONGOING CASE. Justice remains elusive for victims of the Maguindanao massacre. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Somalia pressed over media freedom, journalist death toll

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:40 PM

A United Nations report says a total of 30 journalists were killed in Somalia between August 2012 and June 2016

United Nations soldiers secure a partially-crumbled perimeter wall following twin car bombings outside the UN's office in Mogadishu on July 26, 2016.  At least 13 people were killed on July 26 in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB

Charlie Hebdo victims added to journalist memorial

Jun 07, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The memorial wall at the Newseum a Washington museum of news and journalism added the names of 20 people killed last year as a reminder of the threats faced by journalists in many parts of the world

IN MEMORIAM. The images of French satirical newspaper 'Charlie Hebdo' journalists who were killed in a terrorist attack are seen during the re-dedication of the Newseum Journalists Memorial on June 6, 2016 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

UN experts slam Duterte over media killings

Jun 06, 2016 - 7:50 PM

President elect Rodrigo Duterte s recent comments on media killings are irresponsible in the extreme and unbecoming of any leader says Christof Heyns

NEXT PRESIDENT. A handout picture released by the Davao City Mayor's Office on June 5, 2016, shows Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Dutert speaking to supporters during a thanksgiving party in Davao City. Photo by King Rodriguez/Davao City Mayor's Office/EPA

Female journalist gunned down in Somalia

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Sagal Salad Osman who works for state radio station Muqdisho dies instantly after being shot by unidentified men

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Two US TV journalists killed in on-air attack

Aug 26, 2015 - 9:18 PM

8th UPDATE Vester Lee Flanagan II a former reporter and suspect in the shooting kills himself after a high speed chase with state police

Egypt to try 48 for killing journalist, two civilians

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:48 PM

A Coptic Christian woman and a 13 year old boy are also killed in the unrest

Protesters interrupt Aquino forum at US university

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:46 AM

Youth activists interrupt a forum with President Benigno Aquino III at New York s Columbia University They stood up to protest his alleged inaction on impunity in the Philippines and the supposed corruption of aid for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan victims

'ANSWER QUESTIONS.' An activist stands up and begins shouting at President Benigno Aquino III at a forum in New York City on September 23, 2014, blasting him for alleged corruption in the use of Yolanda aid.

6 Southeast Asian fellows to report on PH media killings

Aug 29, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Journalists from Myanmar Burma Malaysia and Indonesia will fly to the Philippines under the SEAPA fellowship to write on impunity for media killings

Putin, Poroshenko talk Ukraine ceasefire as two Russian TV crew killed

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:32 PM

UPDATED A Russian state television reporter is killed Tuesday during a fierce battle in Ukraine s separatist east that put Kiev s tattered relations with Moscow under further strain

STRONGHOLD. Separatists after seizing a Ukrainian base in Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine, 04 June 2014. Photo by Jakub Kaminski / EPA

Slain AFP reporter and family mourned in Kabul

Mar 23, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Hundreds of mourners turned out in pouring rain Sunday March 23 to lay to rest Sardar Ahmad AFP s senior reporter in Afghanistan together with his wife and two of their children who were among the victims of a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel

SLAIN JOURNALIST. Sardar Ahmad, 40, a Kabul based staff reporter at the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency poses for a photo at the AFP office in Kabul hours before he, his wife and two of his three children were gunned down in Kabul's Serena hotel. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Swedish-British journalist gunned down in Kabul

Mar 11, 2014 - 9:27 PM

A gunman shot dead a Swedish British journalist in central Kabul in an unexplained daylight murder less than a month before presidential elections

SHOT. A handout released by Sveriges Radio shows Swedish journalist Nils Horner on August 15, 2002 in Stockholm posing for a photographer. Photo by Mattias Ahlm / TT News Agency / Sveriges Radio / AFP

Libyan TV presenter murdered in Benghazi: security

Aug 10, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Azzedine Koussos a presenter for Libya Al Hurra television was shot dead by unknown gunmen as he sat in his parked car after weekly Muslim prayers

Court jails 9 for journalist's murder

Jun 28, 2013 - 4:36 PM

It s a landmark verdict in Bangladesh the first time a court had successfully tried a murder case of a journalist

Pro-opposition Syrian journalist killed by army

Aug 22, 2012 - 11:55 PM

4 foreign journalists have been killed in Syria since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad

Publisher shot dead

Jan 06, 2012 - 9:21 AM

He is the 3rd broadcaster killed from the defunct RGMA Super Radyo