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Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Jaruek Rangcharoen

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2009
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September 27, 2008, in Don Chedi district, Thailand

Jaruek, a reporter with the Thai-language newspaper Matichon, was shot and killed in a market in the Don Chedi district of Thailand's western Suphanburi province, according to the Thai Journalists Association, a local press freedom advocacy group.

The association said in a statement that Jaruek had reported on local corruption and had expressed concerns to provincial Gov. Somsak Phurisrisak that he might face reprisal. Kaweesak Bhutton, Jaruek's supervising editor, told CPJ that Matichon staffers believe the death was related to his work as a journalist, including his reports on local government corruption.

Two men were arrested on November 1 in connection with the murder, according to the Bangkok Post.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Corruption
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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