Journalists Killed  |  Algeria

Tahar Djaout


June 2, 1993, in Algiers, Algeria

Djaout, editor-in-chief of the weekly cultural publication Ruptures, was shot outside his home near Algiers by Islamic militants on May 26. He died of his wounds on June 2. Djaout, who won the prestigious Prix Méditerranée in 1991 for his novel Vigiles, had received several death threats. His magazine, founded in January 1993, expressed views that strongly opposed Islamic fundamentalism.

Medium: Print

Job: Editor, Publisher / Owner

Beats Covered: Corruption, Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes

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