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Philippine journalists express mixed feelings in anticipation of covering the tough-talking, anti-press president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, who takes office this month.
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Two brothers and accused masterminds of the brazen murder of a Filipino radio broadcaster in 2011 were apprehended in Thailand over the weekend.
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The string of media killings in the Philippines continued when a veteran crime reporter was shot dead in downtown Manila over the weekend.
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The latest murder of a journalist in the Philippines brings to four the number of dead media practitioners in just over two weeks.
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Killings of journalists in the Philippines continued unabated as another radio broadcaster was shot dead gangland-style by two unidentified gunmen riding in tandem aboard a motorcycle.
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Teodoro Escanilla was with his wife and conversing with a guest inside the family’s residential compound when a gunman entered, shot only Escanilla, and then fled.
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A court in Iran has convicted Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, but the U.S. newspaper said Tehran was working a political angle by not disclosing details.
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The publisher of a local newspaper was about to enter his house Tuesday night when he was shot dead by gunmen waiting for him in a vehicle.
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The tragic irony is that this wave of journalist killings has taken place in an era when the Philippines claims to have regained the freedom of the press.
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Former provincial governor Andal Ampatuan Sr., accused of orchestrating the deaths of 58 people, including 32 Filipino journalists in 2009, has died.
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