Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Unconfirmed: Mauricio Cristovao
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2000|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Unconfirmed: Mauricio Cristovao, January 2000, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e649542c.html [accessed 2 December 2015]|
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August 31, 1999, in Luanda, Angola
Cristovao, a reporter for Radio 5, the sports channel on the government-owned Radio Nacional de Angola, was shot dead in Luanda, the capital. Cristovao was apparently shot three times by unidentified gunmen who ambushed him on his way home. The motive for the killing remains unclear. Several sources in Angola told CPJ that, despite the fact that Angolan journalists operate in a dangerous political climate, they doubted this case was politically motivated.