Christopher Allen

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CPJ calls for transparency in South Sudan investigation into 2017 killing of journalist Christopher Allen

Nairobi, October 6, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday welcomed the South Sudan government’s creation of a committee to investigate the 2017 killing of British-American freelancer Christopher Allen, but called on authorities to ensure the inquiry is carried out credibly and transparently. South Sudan’s Cabinet Affairs Minister Martin Elia Lomuro formed a seven-member committee…

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South Sudan army spokesman Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang on August 29, 2017 speaks to the media about the death of U.S. journalist Christopher Allen. Allen was killed while covering the ongoing civil war in South Sudan between government and rebel forces. (Reuters/Samir Bol)

US freelancer Christopher Allen killed while reporting in South Sudan

Nairobi, August 29, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by reports that a South Sudanese army spokesman today denied that U.S. freelance reporter and photographer Christopher Allen, who was killed covering conflict there on August 26, was deserving of civilian status. CPJ called for an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Allen’s death,…

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