CNN Philippines cameraman shot dead in Cavite
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A driver and assistant cameraman of CNN Philippines was shot dead in Cavite on Thursday, June 24, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) reported.
Citing a police report, the NUJP said that Jonathan Oldan was killed at 5:15 am Thursday in Barangay Pinagbuklod in Imus, Cavite.
Initial reports based on witnesses’ accounts said that the victim was buying cigarettes at a convenience store when he was seen talking to someone. A few minutes later, he was seen running away, and shot in the head.
Oldan sustained 4 gunshot wounds in the head from the "still unidentified gunmen."
Police are investigating the incident.
In a statement, CNN Philippines said: "We deplore the killing of our colleague Jonathan Oldan. He was shot to death on his way to work this morning. We demand that his assailant/assailants be brought to justice"
It added, "We condole with his family and loved ones in this most tragic and trying time. CNN Philippines condemns this act and will spare no effort to bring the criminal/criminals to justice."
The NUJP said that if proven that the crime is work related, "Oldan will be the third journalist to be killed this year, 27th under the Aquino presidency and 167th since 1986." – Rappler.com
We keep you informed because you matter
We tell you the stories that matter. We ask, we probe, we explain.
But as we strive to do all this and speak truth to power, we face constant threats to our independence.
Help us make a difference through free and fearless journalism. With your help, you enable us to keep providing you with our brand of compelling and investigative work.
Joining Rappler PLUS allows us to build communities of action with you. PLUS members will receive our editorial newsletters and industry reports, get to join exclusive online conversations with our award-winning journalists, and be part of our monthly events.
Make your move now. Join Rappler PLUS.