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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Pierre Anceaux

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Pierre Anceaux, January 1995, available at: [accessed 19 February 2018]
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August 31, 1994, in Baidoa, Somalia

Anceaux, a Swiss journalist on assignment with the charity group CARITAS-Switzerland, was shot and killed in a CARITAS-run refugee camp in Baidoa, southwest of Mogadishu. Armed men in a jeep fired at Anceaux as he was interviewing a Somali woman. CARITAS shut down its operations in Somalia after the murder.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Human Rights
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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