Newspaper editor shot dead in India

March 24, 2009 6:01 PM ET

We issued this statement today in response to media reports that Anil Majumdar, the editor of daily Assamese newspaper Aji, was shot dead near his home in Guwahati on Tuesday evening. India placed 14 on CPJ's Impunity Index, released this week, for failing to prosecute journalist murders...

"We send our condolences to Anil Majumdar's family and colleagues," said Joel Simon, CPJ's executive director. "Police in Assam must investigate the motive for this killing immediately and reassure the local media community that journalists will not continue to be murdered with impunity."

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