Journalists Killed  |  Georgia

Georgy Chanya


May 26, 1998, in Gali, Georgia

CJESChanya, a correspondent for the independent Georgian daily newspaper Resonants, was killed while reporting on fighting between Abkhaz rebels and Georgian guerrillas near Gali in the separatist region of Abkhazia. He was following a band of guerrillas and was killed during a raid on their camp. His mutilated body, found on May 26, was identified by personal documents he had been carrying. CPJ called on leaders from both sides in the conflict to protect journalists working in armed conflicts and to guarantee their right to practice their profession.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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