Documentary filmmaker killed in El Salvador

September 3, 2009 12:18 PM ET

We issued the following statement today in response to the killing of Franco-Spanish documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Christian Poveda who was shot to death on Wednesday in El Salvador where he had been covering violent gangs...

"Christian Poveda's recent film about El Salvador's street gangs provided a powerful inside look into youth violence in one of Central America's most dangerous regions," said Carlos Lauría, CPJ senior program coordinator for the Americas. "We urge the authorities to conduct a prompt and exhaustive inquiry into his murder and bring all those responsible to justice."

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