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Tanzanian journalist killed in political rally

A Tanzanian journalist was killed while reporting on a political rally on 2 September 2012. Daudi Mwangosi was a correspondent for the television station Channel Ten and the chairperson of the Iringa Press Club.
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and ARTICLE 19 report that Mwangosi was attacked during a clash between police forces and supporters of Tanzania's largest political opposition party - Chadema cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), or the Party for Democracy and Progress.

The clash occurred in front of the CHADEMA offices in Nyololo Village, in the Mafundi district, of Iringa, Tanzania. Supporters of the political party had gathered there in spite of a ban on CHADEMA-led political demonstrations, instilled in November 2011.

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Posted on 6 Sep 2012 09:56