Phillippine Radio Journalist Godofredo Linao Shot, Killed
July 27, 2009 at 3:11 PM (PT)
PHILIPPINE DJ/journalist GODOFREDO LINAO JR was shot and killed outside of the radio station where he worked. According to CPJ.ORG, the 49-year old DJ/radio commentator at RADYO NATIN (MAGIC LOVE FM)/SURIGAO DEL SUR was shot in the back by two unidentified men.
Police told reporters the motive for the attack was unclear. LINAO also worked as a political spokesman, according to local and international reports, which prompted thoughts of this being a political hit.
"GODOFREDO LINAO has become the latest victim in a string of recent journalist slayings in the PHILIPPINES this year," CPJ Deputy Dir. ROBERT MAHONEY said. "Police and government investigators are falling badly behind their stated intentions."