Journalists Killed  |  Rwanda

Callixte Kalissa

Television Rwandaise

April 6, 1993, in Kigali, Rwanda

Kalissa, a television producer with the state-run Television Rwandaise and a former photographer with the state-run Office Rwandais d'Information, was shot dead near his home in the neighborhood of Remera, in Kigali. According to an eyewitness, his assailant was dressed in a military uniform and was aboard a vehicle bearing a government license plate. Several days before the attack, Kalissa had found a grenade at the front doorstep of his house. The motive behind his murder remains unclear.


Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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