Dear friends,

We are sharing with you a report published by the Front Line Defenders, an international human rights NGO, on the rise in the number of activist killings at the global level, including a report on the Philippines.

You may access their press statement through:

Their full report may be accessed through: will also find here the link to a podcast which has interviews with:
Jim Loughran, Front Line Defenders
Cristina Palabay, Karapatan, The Philippines
Laura Freyermuth, Comitato Cerezo, Mexico
Alice de Marchi, Justica Global, Brazil

We hope you can use this for your news or investigative report or feature articles. Thank you.

Karapatan Public Information Desk

Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights
2nd Flr. Erythrina Bldg., #1 Maaralin corner Matatag Sts., Central District
Diliman, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES 1101
Telefax: (+63 2) 4354146

KARAPATAN is an alliance of human rights organizations and programs, human rights desks and committees of people’s organizations, and individual advocates committed to the defense and promotion of people’s rights and civil liberties. It monitors and documents cases of human rights violations, assists and defends victims and conducts education, training and campaign.