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Journalists Orédjé Narcisse, Arshad Sharif shot dead in Chad, Kenya

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Radio Cefod journalist Orédjé Narcisse and Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif have been shot dead in Chad and Kenya.

The incidents occurred on October 20 and 24, respectively, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) stated in separate statements.

Narcisse was murdered in Chad’s capital N’Djamena as he was on his approach to work.

Angela Quintal, CPJ’s Africa program coordinator, referred to as for a clear investigation into the circumstances surrounding the taking pictures.

“Authorities must also ensure the safety of journalists as the country grapples with anti-government protests”, Quintal famous.

The deceased was focused exterior his house, reportedly by people sporting Chadian navy uniforms.

Leubnoudji Tah Nathan, President, Network of Chadian Journalists and Reporters (RJRT), cited info from eyewitnesses and Orédjé’s colleagues.

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has additionally referred to as for an inquiry.

In February, Chadian journalist Evariste Djailoramdji was killed whereas overlaying group violence in Sandana village.

In response to Sharif’s killing close to Nairobi, New York-based CPJ calls for that the perpetrators face the regulation.

Beh Lih Yi, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator stated there should be an intensive probe and the findings launched to the general public.

The police launched a press release saying an officer fatally shot Sharif in a distant space exterior the Kenyan capital.

Sharif, 49, beforehand labored as an anchor with Pakistan’s ARY TV. He left the nation two months in the past after an arrest warrant.

The writ adopted his interview with Shahbaz Gill, a detailed aide to former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Gill was stated to have feedback thought-about offensive by the navy. The information channel was briefly taken off the air subsequently.

On August 31, ARY TV introduced it was ending ties with Sharif, citing a breach of conduct on social media.

Sharif specialised in investigative journalism and coated political occasions in Pakistan for information organisations.

Journalists Orédjé Narcisse, Arshad Sharif shot dead in Chad, Kenya

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