New York, September 12, 2006—
Guatemalan radio reporter Eduardo Maas Bol was gunned down early Sunday morning inside his car on the outskirts of the central city of Cobán. The Committee to Protect Journalists is investigating whether Maas’ murder is connected to his work as a journalist.
Maas, the Cobán correspondent for the Guatemala City-based Radio Punto, was shot four times by unidentified assailants at around 4 a.m. near the road that connects Cobán to Guatemala City, local prosecutor Genaro Pacheco told CPJ. He was shot in the head, left arm, back, and chest.