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Reporters Without Borders issues "enemies of press freedom" blacklist

The Blacklist is an attempt to name all those who have personally committed crimes or grave offences against journalists or media and who are still unpunished.

Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in the countries concerned to seriously and impartially investigate these cases and to prosecute and punish those responsible.

Philippines


On the blacklist :
Hawani, Asuri (Former police chief and present security advisor to the mayor of Pagadian)
Under legal investigation
Ambol, Norhan (Hired killer)
Under legal investigation
Maulama, Mohamed Madix (Hired killer)
Under legal investigation
Cabayag, Jerry (Hired killer)
Arrested
 

Black list : Philippines
 

Perpetrator : Cabayag, Jerry 
Position : Hired killer 
Type of attack  : Murder or attempted murder
Place : Tacurong , Philippines
Date : 24.03.2005
Legal action so far  : Arrested
Victim's name and employer  : Marlene Esperat, of Midland Review

The facts  :

Jerry Cabayag, hired killer, was arrested, along with three other people, in early April 2005 on suspicion of murdering Marlene Garcia Esperat, a columnist on the weekly Midland Review killed at her home in Tacurong (Mindanao island) on 24 March. Garcia had reported extensively on corrupt local and national politicians.

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