Photojournalist killed in Barbados while on assignment

first_img to go further June 24, 2020 Photojournalist killed in Barbados while on assignment August 12, 2016 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on OECS Nation News, Krystal Hoyte News Organisation OECS – General Manager of Grenada Broadcasting Network censors coverage of staff protest OECSAmericas Protecting journalists Violence Reports RSF calls on Governor of British Virgin Islands to reconsider provisions of cybercrime legislation that could chill journalismcenter_img OECSAmericas Protecting journalists Violence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the murder of a young newspaper photojournalist who was killed on assignment in Barbados on June 22. RSF calls for a credible investigation into his death. Nation News photojournalist Christoff Griffith was killed on June 22 in Bishop’s Court Hill, Saint Michael, after being assigned to report on a murder that took place at the abandoned residence of Barbados’ Anglican bishop. Workers had been excavating the property when a man who was allegedly living on the property killed one of the workers. Griffith arrived at the scene before police and was attacked and killed upon entering the property, allegedly by the same man. The journalist was only 25 years old. Police now have a man in custody who is cooperating in their investigation into his murder.“RSF is chilled to learn of Christoff Griffith’s murder, which reminds us of the dangers journalists face in the course of their work,” said Dokhi Fassihian, Executive Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “His killing must be thoroughly investigated.”The OECS ranks 44th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Local and international media defense organizations express alarm over cybercrime law adopted today in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Help by sharing this information September 27, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts News December 16, 2019 Find out more Newslast_img read more