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Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Unconfirmed: Gabriel Fino Noriega

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2010
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Estelar Radio, Radio América, TV Channel 9
July 3, 2009, in San Juan Pueblo, Honduras

Unidentified assailants gunned down broadcast reporter Noriega in San Juan Pueblo, 215 miles (350 kilometers) north of the capital, Tegucigalpa, as he was leaving the offices of Estelar Radio at around 5 p.m., police spokesman César Wilfredo Ardón told CPJ.

Noriega was shot multiple times, Ardón said, and died en route to a local hospital.

The journalist reported on general news, according to local press reports. Police had no immediate suspects but were considering journalism as a possible motive, Ardón said.

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