Journalists Killed  |  Algeria

Ferhat Cherkit

El Moudjahid

June 7, 1994, in Algiers, Algeria

Cherkit, adjunct editor-in-chief of the government-run daily El Moudjahid, was shot and killed in downtown Algiers, not far from the paper's headquarters. It is believed that he was targeted for assassination by armed Islamic militants, from whom he had been receiving threats.

Medium: Print

Job: Editor

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes

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