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Tanzania – Death of a journalist during an opposition demonstration (September 5, 2012)

France deplores the death of journalist Daudi Mwangosi on September 4 during the break-up of an opposition demonstration in a village in the region of Iringa in southern Tanzania.

It extends its condolences to his family, to his friends and to his Channel 10 newsroom colleagues.

We call on the Tanzanian authorities to swiftly shed light on the circumstances surrounding the death of Daudi Mwangosi so that the perpetrators can be identified and brought to justice.

France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of the press and its solidarity with journalists who play a vital role in disseminating free and pluralistic information. It calls on the Tanzanian authorities to take adequate measures to guarantee the freedom of expression.


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