Journalists Killed  |  Algeria

Olivier Quemener


February 1, 1994, in Algiers, Algeria

Quemener, a French freelance television journalist, was shot and killed while on assignment in Algiers. His colleague Scott Allan White, an Australian freelance journalist, was also shot. White suffered a bullet wound to the head and was hospitalized in serious condition. The two cameramen were attacked in the Casbah section of Algiers while shooting video footage that they had hoped to sell to ABC News.

Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Foreign

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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