RSF on the death of Hiroyuki Muramoto

11 04 2010

Reporters Sans Frontieres has issued a statement about the death of Hiroyuki Muramoto, the Reuters photographer who was killed in yesterday’s violence.

From the statement:

“Muramoto was shot in the chest while covering clashes in the Rajdumnoen Road area of the capital.

Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger said: “I am dreadfully saddened to have lost our colleague Hiro Muramoto in the Bangkok clashes. Journalism can be a terribly dangerous profession as those who try to tell the world the story thrust themselves in the centre of the action. The entire Reuters family will mourn this tragedy.”

Reporters Without Borders calls for an independent investigation into Muramoto’s death, with both an autopsy and a ballistic study conducted in a transparent manner and, if necessary, with the assistance of foreign experts.”

Read the entire statement here: 10 April 2010, “Japanese cameraman fatally shot in clashes between troops and Red Shirts”


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21 08 2010
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