24 Apr 2019 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 23 Apr 2019 United Kingdom

Journalist Lyra McKee Killed in Northern Ireland

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CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
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Lyra McKee, a leading young journalist, was murdered on 18 April 2019 in the Creggan area of Derry in Northern Ireland. Violent unrest had broken out when police carried out searches in the area. During the disturbances a man reportedly fired shots towards police officers, fatally wounding 29-year old Ms McKee who was standing near a police vehicle. The murder is being investigated as a terrorist incident.
Follow-ups
24 Apr 2019
OSCE Media Freedom Representative strongly condemns killing of journalist in United Kingdom, calls for thorough investigation.
19 Apr 2019
The Commissioner for Human Rights shocked by the killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland
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