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Journalist killed at opposition rally sparks media blackout in Guinea

The death of 30-year-old journalist identified as El Hadj Mohammed who was killed at an opposition rally in Guinea has sparked a media blackout in the country.
The journalist unfortunately lost his life last Friday when he was hit by a stray bullet during a confrontation between rival opposition supporters at a rally with his death now sparking a media no-show in the West African country.

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Newspapers were not on the newstands as usual yesterday due to the fact that newspaper proprietors chose not to publish and there were no TV and radio news bulletins in protest over the killing of the journalist.
Sources say this is the first time that the broadcast media in Guinea will join in such a blackout which is meant to send a strong message to the government which has condemned the killing and have also promised to fish-out the culprits.

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