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Indian Journalist Killed on the Job in Northeast State

HeadlineSep 22, 2017

In India, a reporter covering political strife in the northeast state of Tripura was stabbed and beaten to death Wednesday as he reported on a road blockade by a political party representing indigenous tribal people. Shantanu Bhowmick is at least the second journalist murdered in India in recent weeks. Earlier this month, Gauri Lankesh, a prominent journalist and outspoken critic of right-wing Hindu nationalism, was assassinated on her doorstep.

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