Radio journalist killed in Congo

Alfred Nzonzo Bitwahiki is reportedly among 20 killed in a battle for control of Kiwanja in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Radio Racou journalist was confirmed killed by Human Rights Watch. The International Federation of Journalists has released a statement condemning the killing,

“Our colleagues covering the conflict in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo are incredibly vulnerable to violence and abduction,” said Gabriel Baglo, director of the IFJ Africa office. “We condemn the killing of our colleague Alfred and call on all the parties in conflict to respect the rights of journalists and to ensure that they are not targeted when they are reporting on the conflict. The IFJ is also urging Scheen’s kidnappers to release him immediately.” link