French Polynesia / Asia

Journalists attacked in French Polynesia since 1992

  
Jean-Pascal Couraud was known for his hard-hitting investigative reporting. (AFP)

JPK’s disappearance becomes murder case in Tahiti

Since Jean-Pascal Couraud’s disappearance in mid-December 1997 his friends had been fighting to debunk the notion that he had committed suicide. In 2004 they had thought they could prove that the 37-year-old muckraker had been a victim of foul play. Vetea Guilloux, a member of the local militia Groupe d’intervention de Polynésie (GIP), had alleged…

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