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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Rachida Hammadi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Rachida Hammadi, January 1996, available at: [accessed 22 October 2017]
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Algerian State Television
March 31, 1995, in Algiers, Algeria

On March 20, Rachida Hammadi, a well-known investigative reporter for Algerian State Television, and her sister, Houriya Hammadi, a secretary for the television station, were gunned down by unknown assailants while waiting outside their parents' home for a hired car to pick them up and take them to work. Houriya died instantly. Rachida sustained two bullet wounds to the neck, one by each ear. She died in a Paris hospital on March 31. The radical Armed Islamic Group (GIA) claimed responsibility for her murder.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Corruption, Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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