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Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Tahar Djaout

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1994
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: Tahar Djaout, January 1994, available at: [accessed 24 November 2017]
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June 2, 1993, in Algiers, Algeria

Djaout, editor-in-chief of the weekly cultural publication Ruptures, was shot outside his home near Algiers by Islamic militants on May 26. He died of his wounds on June 2. Djaout, who won the prestigious Prix Méditerranée in 1991 for his novel Vigiles, had received several death threats. His magazine, founded in January 1993, expressed views that strongly opposed Islamic fundamentalism.

Job:Editor, Publisher / Owner
Beats Covered:Corruption, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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