Act now to end impunity in Democratic Republic of Congo: Tuver Wundi
|Publication Date||11 November 2012|
|Cite as||Article 19, Act now to end impunity in Democratic Republic of Congo: Tuver Wundi, 11 November 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50ee9aeb2.html [accessed 14 July 2014]|
Tuver Wundi, a television reporter and environmental activist from Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been in hiding since July. That's when members of the M-23 rebel movement threatened to kill him for publically denouncing their occupation of Virguna National Park.
In an online article, Wundi, who coordinates a network of environmental reporters, had said that M-23's consistent firing of weapons put the lives of gorillas at risk. In response, M-23 posted a death threat on their website that compelled Wundi to flee his hometown. The journalist is now living in Kinshasa – far from his family – until the situation changes.