Journalists Killed  |  Somalia

Pierre Anceaux


August 31, 1994, in Baidoa, Somalia

Anceaux, a Swiss journalist on assignment with the charity group CARITAS-Switzerland, was shot and killed in a CARITAS-run refugee camp in Baidoa, southwest of Mogadishu. Armed men in a jeep fired at Anceaux as he was interviewing a Somali woman. CARITAS shut down its operations in Somalia after the murder.

Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: Human Rights

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Foreign

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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