Tuesday, September 2, 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
   
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