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Radio journalist killed in the Philippines island of Mindanao

Gunmen shot dead a radio broadcaster, late on Wednesday in the Philippines, worsening the country’s record as one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists.

A police report obtained by Al Jazeera stated that Dizon was driving home, after hosting an evening news programme, when two gunmen riding a motorcycle carried out the attack.

The report said Dizon managed to steer his car to the side of the road as he tried to evade the attackers, but he was hit five times resulting in his death.

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The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said on Thursday that Eduardo Dizon’s murder would be the 13th since President Rodrigo Suzette came to power in June 2016.

In the same vain, a publisher of a local weekly publication was killed in Davao del Norte, last June in Mindanao, which has been under martial law since May 2017.

The Philippines is one of the most dangerous countries to work as a journalist, with 186 media workers killed since 1986.

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