Leo Mila

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Four years after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo moved to create a police task force dedicated to investigating journalist murders, CPJ research showed the impunity rate in these cases remained about 90 percent, one of the highest in the world. A CPJ study into slain journalists worldwide found that the absence of justice tended to promote a higher incidence of murder, including in the Philippines.

Editor & Publisher has coverage of our annual census of imprisoned journalists, which was released earlier today. The report lists 125 journalists in jail as of December 1, 56 of whom are online journalists.

New York, December 3, 2008--The Philippine government should work with police to investigate the rise in fatal attacks on journalists following Tuesday's shooting death of Radyo Natin commentator Leo Mila on central Samar Island, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

Another radio journalist has been killed in the Philippines today according to reports from The Associated Press. Leo Mila, a radio broadcaster in the north of the country, was gunned down in front of his radio station earlier today. Mila's program focused on discussing citizen's complaints. According to reports, he had been working on a story about money collection issues at a local school.

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