Monday, December 22, 2014   

Third Philippine journalist killed
(06-09 19:27)

A radio broadcaster was shot dead in the Philippines, the third journalist in just over a month to be murdered in one of the most dangerous countries for media workers.
A gunman riding a motorcycle shot Nilo Baculo, 67, from close range outside his home in the small, central city of Calapan, local police chief superintendent Glicerio Cansilao said.
''We are investigating whether it had something to do with his work, although at the moment we could not say categorically,'' Cansilao said.
He said Baculo used to work as a commentator and newsreader for the DWIM radio until it shut down last year.
The Philippines is the third most dangerous country in the world to be a media worker, behind Syria and Iraq, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.--AFP
   
Other World breaking news:
Malaysia charges Australian mum with drug trafficking (12-19 13:10)
Up to 11 dead in Japan snow storms: reports (12-19 12:47)
Japanese scientist resigns over stem cell scandal (12-19 12:36)
SKorea far-left party dissolved for 'backing NKorea' (12-19 11:20)
11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola (12-18 18:30)
SKorean group cancels plans for border tree (12-18 17:57)
Merkel says Russia sanctions remain 'unavoidable' (12-18 17:55)
Airbags could have expiry date: Japan auto industry chief (12-18 17:49)
Russian economy to rebound in two years at latest: Putin (12-18 17:37)
Japan lab cannot repeat ground-breaking cell finding (12-18 15:04)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.