Democratic Republic of Congo

Guylain Chanjabo

17 May 2013

The body of Guylain Chanjabo, a journalist for Radio Canal Révélation based in Bunia, the provincial capital of Ituri in the north eastern Congo, was found on the bank of the Ngezi River. He had been missing for twelve days.

The Syndicat national des professionnels de la presse (SNPP), an IFJ affiliate, said that Chanjabo’s disappearance sparked a protest by his colleagues who stopped work for one day.

His body reportedly had marks of strangulation, according to the local mayor Ferdinand Fimbo.The journalist had to be laid to rest near the river because his body was in advanced state of decay.