Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Confirmed: Rowell Endrinal
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2005|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2004 - Motive Confirmed: Rowell Endrinal, January 2005, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6495be23.html [accessed 7 October 2015]|
February 11, 2004, in Legazpi City, Philippines
Two unidentified assailants shot Endrinal, a commentator on radio station DZRC in Legazpi City, Albay Province, while he was leaving his house for the radio station at 6:20 a.m. The local police chief, Jaime Lazar, told journalists that the assailants shot Endrinal in the foot and then continued shooting him in the head and body as he fell.
Endrinal hosted a political commentary show on DZRC in which he spoke out against local politicians and criminal gangs, said the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), a local press freedom organization. He also published the regional newspaper Bicol Metro News. Endrinal's wife and colleagues said he had recently received death threats.
|Job:||Columnist / Commentator|
|Beats Covered:||Crime, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Criminal Group|