Arroyo gov’t hit for unsolved media killings

New York-based media advocacy group Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Monday assailed the Arroyo administration for the “unsolved” murders of 24 Filipino journalists, one of the highest number of media killings in the world.

“While President Arroyo has established task forces dedicated to solving journalists’ murders—and last week even created dedicated police tracker teams to find suspects that have eluded arrest warrants—the statistical reality is that no journalists’ murders have received full justice since the Impunity Campaign was launched or when her myriad task forces were formed,” said CPJ southeast Asia representative Shawn Crispin.

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