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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Vincent Francis

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
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Worldwide Television News (WTN)
April 5, 1995, in near Bujumbura, Burundi

Francis, the Johannesburg bureau chief for the British television news agency WTN, was killed in an ambush 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Bujumbura. His interpreter and driver were also killed, and WTN cameraman Victor Dhlamini was wounded. Dhlamini said their attackers were clearly bandits who "just wanted money" and stole the journalists' cash, television equipment, and other belongings.

Job:Broadcast Reporter, Editor
Beats Covered:Culture, Politics
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group
Taken Captive:No


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