When the men entered, Gerson Fabián Cuba was hosting his morning radio program, according to reports. The gunman began insulting and beating him with their gun. When the journalist’s son protested, Fabián Cuba’s wife, Gloria Limas Calle, tried to drive the men away with a broomstick. The assailants shot Limas Calle in the chest and fled the premises. Limas Calle died before reaching a Pichanaki hospital, according to news reports.
Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management’s self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.
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The Ebola crisis in West Africa is unrelenting, and journalists on the frontline of reporting on the virus are caught between authorities wanting to control how the outbreak is reported, and falling victim to the disease themselves.
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A regional correspondent for Paraguay’s largest independent newspaper, ABC Color, Medina, 53, was returning from a reporting trip outside the eastern city, Curuguaty, when his vehicle was intercepted by two camouflage-clad gunmen on a motorcycle, Néstor Cañete, the public prosecutor investigating the case, told reporters.
Cañete said Medina was shot four times in the face and chest with a 9mm pistol, received a shotgun blast to the face, and died at the wheel of his vehicle. He said on Friday that four suspects have been detained.
Antonia Maribel Almada, 19, who was Medina’s assistant and was riding in the vehicle, was also killed in the attack near the village of Villa Ygatimí, according to news reports.
He is the third journalist murdered for his work in Paraguay this year.
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Pulitzer Center grantee Sebastian Meyer has been working alongside grantee Jenna Krajeski on a long-term project documenting a year in the life of Kurdistan.
Recently, Sebastian’s work has focused on the hundreds of Shi’ite Turkmen who have fled the town of Amerli and are seeking refuge in Kirkuk. Despite recent military gains after U.S. airstrikes, the situation remains dire for Amerli’s residents.
Sebastian reported the story for Voice of America radio and filed this photo gallery for The Washington Post.