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Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: María Veronica Tessari

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1994
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1993 - Motive Confirmed: María Veronica Tessari, January 1994, available at: [accessed 20 October 2017]
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Colombian Media
January 15, 1993, in Caracas, Venezuela

Tessari, a Venezuelan working for Colombian Media, was wounded in the head by shrapnel from a tear gas canister fired by military police in March 1992. She was hurt while covering an antigovernment march. She never recuperated from the head wound and died of complications. Her case was brought before the courts, but no one was ever charged in her death.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials


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