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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Nun Chan

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Nun Chan, January 1995, available at: [accessed 22 November 2017]
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Samleng Yuvachun Khmer
September 6, 1994, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Nun Chan, editor-in-chief of Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, was shot and killed by two unidentified gunmen in central Phnom Penh. Nun had received several official warnings and anonymous death threats for his coverage of government corruption earlier in the year.

Beats Covered:Corruption
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Taken Captive:No


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