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Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Confirmed: Saidan Shafi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1998
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Confirmed: Saidan Shafi, January 1998, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64951223.html [accessed 20 August 2014]
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Doordarshan TV
March 16, 1997, in Srinagar, India

Shafi, a reporter for Doordarshan TV, the official Indian television network, for "Kashmir File," a weekly news program, and "Eyewitness," a five-minute nightly news capsule, was fatally shot in an ambush by two gunmen in Srinagar, Kashmir. His personal security guard also was killed in the attack. "Kashmir File" criticized militant Kashmiri separatists in the state, and Shafi told colleagues that he had received threats from separatists for what they said was his "biased" reporting.

Medium:Television
Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:Yes

 

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