Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Charles Ingabire
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||20 December 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Unconfirmed: Charles Ingabire, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a8cc.html [accessed 20 June 2013]|
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December 1, 2011, in an area near Kampala, Uganda
Ingabire, 32, an exiled Rwandan journalist and founder of the online Inyenyeri News, was shot twice in the lower abdomen by multiple assailants while outside a bar in the suburbs of Uganda's capital, Kampala, according to local journalists and news reports. The shooting occurred about 2 a.m.
In 2008, Ingabire launched the Inyenyeri News website from Kampala. He previously lived in Kigali, Rwanda's capital, working as a reporter for the now-banned independent weekly Umoco and running a company that granted small loans to local businesses. In 2007, he left Kigali for Kampala and worked as a correspondent for the Rwandan weekly Umuvugizi.
The journalist had been targeted before. In October 2011, unknown assailants attacked Ingabire, demanding he shutter his website, news reports said. Inyenyeri News was highly critical of the Rwandan government and extensively covered the Rwandan military, often publishing interviews with exiled Rwandan soldiers.
Ingabire is survived by his wife and five-month-old daughter.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.