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ADF blamed for killing journalist
Publish Date: Feb 22, 2014
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By Charles Etukuri & Agencies

The Allied Democratic Forces rebel group is being blamed for the attack in which radio journalist Germain Kennedy Muliwavyo was killed in an ambush while covering military operations of government forces in eastern Congo.

The 28-year-old worked a private broadcaster Radio Television Muungano in the town of Oicha.

He was shot in the stomach and head in the ambush 60 kilometers outside of Beni in the eastern part of Congo.

According to a friend, Jacques Kikuni, head of the Muungano radio station, two other journalists were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital.

The two Mitterand Hangi, reporter for Radio Television Muungano, and Patient Subiri, reporter for Radio Télévision Rwanzururu, a community radio station based in the city of Beni, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the Associated Press reported.

The journalists were in North Kivu and were on their way to report on the village of Kamango, which the Congolese national armed forces had retaken from Ugandan rebels the day before, according to Congolese press freedom group Journaliste En Danger (JED).

Periodic fighting between the Congolese armed forces and rebel groups has made North Kivu the most dangerous region for journalists, according to CPJ research.

CPJ documented at least 15 anti-press violations in 2013.

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