The AFP this morning reported that a radio journalist has been shot dead in the northern Philippines, the second killing of a journalist this week.
The press men, killed in separate attacks at opposite ends of the country within the space of 24 hours, were both outspoken radio broadcasters known for their criticism of corrupt local officials.
The AFP reports that 33 journalists were killed in the Philippines last year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
More than 100 have been killed since President Gloria Arroyo came to power in 2001, according to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.
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