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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Olivier Quemener

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Olivier Quemener, January 1995, available at: [accessed 19 February 2018]
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February 1, 1994, in Algiers, Algeria

Quemener, a French freelance television journalist, was shot and killed while on assignment in Algiers. His colleague Scott Allan White, an Australian freelance journalist, was also shot. White suffered a bullet wound to the head and was hospitalized in serious condition. The two cameramen were attacked in the Casbah section of Algiers while shooting video footage that they had hoped to sell to ABC News.

Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:War
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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