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Death and Impunity in Philippine Journalism

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Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Mike Gonzalez.

A Mindanao city becomes the world’s journalist murder capital

General Santos City, at the very bottom of southern Mindanao, is becoming the journalist murder capital of the Philippines, and perhaps the world.

Christopher Guarin, the publisher of a local community newspaper and radio commentator was the latest to die, on Jan. 5 when he was shot six times by a gunman riding in tandem on a motorcycle that pulled up beside his car and opened fire.

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