media killings in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on media killings in the Philippines


In cold blood: This week's outlook

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

It's been 10 years since the gruesome Maguindanao massacre. What makes warlords like the Ampatuans survive the ravages of time?

Cop tagged in Dumaguete broadcaster's slay surrenders

Nov 15, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Police Corporal Roger Rubio is the suspected gunman in the killing of radio blocktimer Dindo Generoso

SUSPECT. Police officer Roger Rubio, a suspect in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso, is presented to the media. Screengrab from PCOO

PH ranks 5th worst country in unsolved media killings

Nov 01, 2017 - 1:04 PM

While President Rodrigo Duterte created a task force to probe media killings, it has so far failed to hold accountable the people responsible for violence against journalists in the Philippines, the CPJ report says

HRW urges PH state action vs media killings

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The New York based human rights organization says that media freedom will remain under threat if those responsible for killings of journalists are not held accountable

Duterte creates presidential task force to probe media killings

Oct 13, 2016 - 7:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs an administrative order committing that the government will investigate unsolved cases of media killings

IMPUNITY. Authorities inspect the scene of the 2009 Ampatuan or Maguindanao massacre. Photo by AFP/Mark Navales

Task force on media killings to also tackle Maguindanao massacre

Jul 17, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the draft of the EO for the task force on media killings is already up for review

6 updates on Maguindanao massacre's 6th year

Nov 21, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Rappler lists down what happened during the months leading to the 6th year of the worst case of election related violence and media killings in the Philippines

PH 4th worst country in unsolved media murders

Oct 09, 2015 - 11:41 AM

The Philippines has dropped to 4th from 3rd on the 2015 Global Impunity Index but remains the only country within the top 5 impunity offenders not engulfed by conflict and acute political instability says the Committee to Protect Journalists

GLOBAL IMPUNITY INDEX. Map shows the countries included in the 2015 Global Impunity Index of the Committee to Protect Journalists

Newspaper columnist shot dead in Ilocos Norte

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:51 AM

Ilocos Times columnist Steve Barreiro 52 is killed in front of his daughter

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

PNP forms task force to nab ‘under the radar’ criminals

Jun 14, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The special task force will pursue suspects behind media killings and organized crime

'DECEPTION.' CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong says Delfin Lee's lawyers deceived police into certifying that Lee's warrant had been revoked. Photo by Rappler

‘Decriminalizing libel might increase killings’

May 20, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Senator Koko Pimentel says he fears complainants seeking to silence libelous remarks might be left with no other remedy if libel is decriminalized

PIMENTEL'S FEAR. Senator Koko Pimentel says he fears that if Congress removes the prison penalty on libel, this will lead to an increase in media killings. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

PH 3rd most dangerous country for journalists in 2013

Feb 19, 2014 - 2:31 PM

A report by the International News Safety Institute shows more print journalists were killed and more were killed during peace time

Radio anchor shot dead despite gun ban

Nov 08, 2012 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED A radio anchor is shot dead in Cabanatuan City where a gun ban is in place

Disbar lawyer, Ortega daughter asks Court

Sep 19, 2012 - 10:08 AM

The lawyer of the Reyes brothers principal suspects in the Ortega slay case faces a disbarment complaint

Suspect in Ortega slay dropped from murder case

Jun 20, 2012 - 10:16 AM

A judge has dropped murder charges against the former bodyguard of ex Palawan Gov Joel Reyes officially making him a state witness

Media worker shot dead

Apr 30, 2012 - 3:53 PM

A driver and occasional weather reporter of Bombo Radyo was shot dead early morning in Koronadal

The lottery of good men

Apr 08, 2012 - 9:16 PM

If we allowed ourselves to surrender to the futility of our screams then we would in effect subscribe to the selfsame senseless culture that murdered my father