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Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Paul Kiggundu

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Paul Kiggundu, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d6a6c.html [accessed 16 September 2014]
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TOP Radio and TV
September 11, 2010, in an area outside Kalisizio, Uganda

Motorcycle taxi drivers beat freelance journalist Kiggundu, 32, while he was filming them demolishing a house in a town outside Kalisizio in southwest Uganda, according to local reporters and the Ugandan Human Rights Journalist Network. Kiggundu died of internal bleeding before he could receive treatment at Kalisizio Government Hospital.

Local journalists told CPJ that the drivers, commonly known as boda-boda, had targeted the home of a fellow driver, whom they had accused of murder and robbery. No arrests were disclosed in either attack.

Kiggundu had worked for several months as a contributor to the private, Christian-oriented TOP (Tower of Praise) Radio and TV. He sent reports from the Rakai district for both the radio and TV station, local journalists said. He was survived by a wife and two young children, local journalists told CPJ.

Medium:Radio, Television
Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Crime
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:Yes
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Mob Violence
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:No
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