TV reporter killed by mine in Chad

first_imgNews Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid RSF_en December 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation May 27, 2019 TV reporter killed by mine in Chad News Help by sharing this information Their vehicle was part of a military convoy that was heading to the northern side of Lake Chad, to where Chadian army positions had just been attacked by Islamist militants. Nangbatna was travelling with the convoy in order to be able to cover the aftermath of the attack.Aged 42, Nangbatna was rushed to a military hospital in the Chadian capital, N’djamena, where he died of the injuries he sustained in the explosion.“We are deeply saddened to learn of reporter-cameraman Obed Nangbatna’s death,” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. “This tragic incident is a reminder of the sacrifices journalists have to make in order to cover war zones, often even putting their own lives in danger.”Chad is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Chad to go further Reportscenter_img Obed Nangbatna, a reporter and cameraman for the Chadian national TV broadcaster, Télé Tchad, was fatally wounded on 25 May when the military vehicle he was travelling in ran over a mine. The four soldiers travelling in the same vehicle were also killed. November 27, 2020 Find out more Chadian soldiers watching over a branch of Lake Chad, 2015. (illustration image) SIA KAMBOU / AFP ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolence Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolence News Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img

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