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Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Confirmed: Herson Hinolan

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2005
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Confirmed: Herson Hinolan, January 2005, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6495b422.html [accessed 16 September 2014]
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Bombo Radiyo
November 13, 2004, in Kalibo, Philippines

Hinolan, station manager and commentator from Bombo Radiyo in Kalibo in the central Aklan Province, was shot in the abdomen and arms in the restroom of a local store, police told local reporters.

According to a report in The Straits Times, local police said the murder was likely in reprisal for Hinolan exposés "on illegal gambling, police brutality and corruption by local government executives."

Hinolan was known as a "hard-hitting commentator," local Chief Superintendent George Alino told Agence France-Presse. In a statement, Bombo Radyo managers accused "assassins" of "killing the messenger who is tasked to serve the public by way of exposing the truth." The station offered a reward for any information leading to the identification or capture of those responsible for Hinolan's murder.

Medium:Radio
Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Corruption, Crime
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:No

 

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