Motorcycle gunmen slay journalist in southern Philippines

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 7, 2018 Motorcycle gunmen slay journalist in southern Philippines News “The current government keeps on pointing to this task force, created in October 2016, as evidence of its desire to protect journalists but this is the sixth journalist to be murdered since Rodrigo Duterte became president. The authorities must take more concrete measures to guarantee journalists’ safety.” PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence RSF_en News Help by sharing this information June 1, 2021 Find out more Radio journalist Edmund Sestoso was fatally shot in a similar fashion by a motorcycle gunman just over a month ago in the central province of Negros Oriental. News May 3, 2021 Find out more News Regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, the Philippines fell six places in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 133rd out of 180 countries. The publisher of Trends and Times, a local community newspaper, Dennis Denora was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car shortly after midday when he was shot twice in the head at close range by two individuals on motorcycle who then sped away. “Dennis Denora’s murder is extremely disturbing and we call on both the Davao del Norte authorities and the presidential task force on media security to conduct a thorough investigation,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia Pacific desk. Receive email alerts The Panabo City police have not yet been able to establish the motive but the modus operandi and the profile of the victim – described by colleagues at the Davao del Norte Press & Radio-TV Club as a “well-known columnist” and “fearless” newspaper and radio commentator – suggests that he was targeted because of his work. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Panabo City police at the scene of the murder of Dennis Denora (left). The increasingly frequent murders of journalists are a source of public dismay in the Philippines (photos: Octavio Valle / Facebook – Jay Directo / AFP). to go further PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Follow the news on Philippines Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine authorities to do everything possible to find those responsible for the murder of Dennis Denora, a journalist who was shot dead today in Panabo City, in the southern province of Davao del Norte. Organisation February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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