Armenia Public Television
December 28, 2002, in Yerevan, Armenia
The motive for the murder remained unclear at year's end. Nagdalian, who also hosted a weekly news program on Armenian Public Television and worked for the U.S. government funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from 1995 to 1997, was a strong supporter and friend of Armenian president Robert Kocharian.
Government officials believe that the murder was politically motivated, but some local media experts pointed to Nagdalian's lavish lifestyle and business interests as a possible explanation for his killing.
Armenian authorities have launched an investigation into the murder.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.