Assistant cameraman shot dead in the Philippines

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in condemning the shooting murder of an assistant cameraman and driver in Cavite, in the central Philippines.

This morning at 5.15am, Jonathan Oldan, driver and assistant cameraman with CNN Philippines was shot dead in Imus in Cavite.

According to local police, Oldan was shot four times in the head by unidentified gunmen. The victim was assigned to cover the Department of Justice and Supreme Court news beats in the local area.

The IFJ and NUJP express condolences to the family and colleagues of Jonathan Oldan.

The IFJ calls on the Philippines government to launch an immediate investigation into the murder and take effective steps to end the ongoing culture of impunity that is rampant in the Philippines.

Since 1986, more than 170 journalists have been murdered in the Philippines. Under the current Aquino government 36 journalists have been killed, with 4 killed this year. 

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