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Any information contained in this compilation may be used provided that the
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility is properly attributed.
CMFR DATABASE ON THE KILLING OF
JOURNALISTS/MEDIA WORKERS IN THE
PHILIPPINES SINCE 1986
(Updated November 2014)






The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) recorded 217 cases of killing of
Filipino journalists/media workers since 1986.
145
67%
72
33%
Journalists/media workers killed in the
Philippines since 1986 by motive
Work-related
Non-work-related
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Any information contained in this compilation may be used provided that the
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility is properly attributed.


Of the 217 journalists/media workers killed since 1986, 145 were killed because of their work.
Eighty (82) out of the 145 work-related cases happened during the Arroyo administration
(February 2001-June 30, 2010).







2
9
3
2
4
1
4
1
0
2 2
3
2 2
4
1
7
8
7
6
2
6
37
4
6
4
10
4
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
1
9
8
6
1
9
8
7
1
9
8
8
1
9
8
9
1
9
9
0
1
9
9
1
1
9
9
2
1
9
9
3
1
9
9
5
1
9
9
6
1
9
9
7
1
9
9
8
1
9
9
9
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
2
0
0
2
2
0
0
3
2
0
0
4
2
0
0
5
2
0
0
6
2
0
0
7
2
0
0
8
2
0
0
9
2
0
1
0
2
0
1
1
2
0
1
2
2
0
1
3
2
0
1
4
Journalists/media workers killed in the line
of duty in the Philippines since 1986 by
year
No. of killed
21
11
6
82
25
0 20 40 60 80 100
Corazon Aquino
Fidel V. Ramos
Joseph Estrada
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Benigno S. Aquino III
Journalists/media workers killed in the line
of duty in the Philippines since 1986 by
presidency
No. of killed
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Any information contained in this compilation may be used provided that the
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility is properly attributed.


Most of the journalists/media workers killed in the line of duty since 1986 were based in the
provinces. The Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) registered the most number
of work-related killings since 1986 (35 killed). This includes the 32 journalists/media workers
killed in the Ampatuan town (Maguindanao) Massacre last Nov. 23, 2009.


35
6
2
4
11
13
7 7 7
4
2
11
6
13 13
4
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
Journalists/media workers killed in the line
of duty in the Philippines since 1986 by
region
No. of killed
NCR -
National
Capital
Region

ARMM -
Autonomous
Region in
Muslim
Mindanao
Luzon, 50
Mindanao, 82
Visayas, 13
Journalists/media workers killed in the line
of duty in the Philippines since 1986 by
island group
Luzon
Mindanao
Visayas
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Any information contained in this compilation may be used provided that the
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility is properly attributed.


One hundred and twenty-eight (135, 93 percent) of the 145 journalists/media workers killed in
the line of duty since 1986 were male.


Most of the journalists/media workers killed in the line of duty since 1986 worked solely for radio
(63 individuals).

Female
10
7%
Male
135
93%
Journalists/media workers killed in the line of
duty in the Philippines since 1986 by gender
Female
Male
1
57
15
1 1
63
1
6
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
Journalists/media workers killed in the line
of duty in the Philippines since 1986 by
medium
No. of killed

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