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17 Journalists were murdered in Rwanda since 1992 to-date- CPJ

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Committee to protect journalists [CPJ] has released a report entitled “Where Journalist murders go un punished” which details Rwanda journalists who were murdered since 1992-to 2012 numbering to 17.

CPJ’s 2012 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free. The first country in world is Iraq, followed by Somalia; Philippine is the 3rd, Siri-lanka 04th Colombia 05th

CPJ research shows that deadly, unpunished violence against journalists often leads to vast self-censorship in the rest of the press corps.

Among the other findings in CPJ’s Impunity Index: Political reporting was the most dangerous beat. Thirty percent of the victims included on CPJ’s index covered political news. Even in conflict zones, the targeted killing of journalists is common. About 28 percent of journalists on the index were covering armed conflict when they were murdered.

85 -percent of journalist who were murdered in Rwanda was covering political stories according to CPJ. Unless Jean Leo Rugambage of Umuvugizi who was killed in June 26, 2010 and Wilson Ndayambaje the remaining appearing at the list died during 1994 Genocide.

Ndayambaje a radio and television reporter in Gisenyi, was beaten to death by Emmanuel Rutayisire, a national army soldier. On January 29, Rutayisire was charged with the murder, convicted, and sentenced to death by a military tribunal. He was executed the same day. who was also killed in January 28 1998, in Gisenyi, Rwanda,.

Here is the list of 17 Journalists Murdered in Rwanda; Jean-Léonard Rugambage, Umuvugizi killed June 26, 2010, in Kigali, Rwanda,Wilson Ndayambadje, National Rwanda Radio and TV January 28 1998, in Gisenyi, Rwanda, André Kameya, Rwanda Rushya April-June, 1994, in Rwanda, Rwanda, Vénant Ntawucikayenda, TV Rwanda May 10, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Anastase Seruvumba, Imbaga April 29, 1994, Rwanda, Charles Karinganire, Le Flambeau April 24 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda, Emmanuel-Damien Rukondo Rubyiruko-Rubanda, April 24, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Marcellin Kayiranga, reporting for Kanguka April 22, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda, Obed Bazimaziki, Le Flambeau April 11, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda, Charles Bideri-Munyangabe, Le Messager April 11, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda Vincent Rwabukwisi, and Kanguka April 10-12, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Gratien Karambizi, Imbaga April 9, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda, Tharcisse Rubwiriza, Orinfor April 8 or 9, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda, Gilbert Munana, Le Flambeau April 8, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda Eudés Nshimiryo, TV Rwanda April 7, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Aloys Nyimbuzi, L’Observateur April 7, 1994, in Kigali, Rwanda, Winifrida Mukamana, and Reba Videwo April 7, 1994, in Remera, Rwanda

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