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A radio reporter was gunned down outside his wife's house in northern Haiti last week, report the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Inter American Press Association (IAPA).

Alix Joseph, station manager and host of a cultural show on local station Radio-Télé Provinciale and a high school philosophy teacher, was sitting in a car outside his wife's home in Gonaïves the night of 16 May, when two unidentified gunmen shot him at least 11 times, reports CPJ.

The authorities and CPJ are investigating possible links between Joseph's murder and his professional work. Although the killers' motive is not known, CPJ reports that Joseph and a colleague had received anonymous telephone calls protesting the radio station's appeals for disarming local gangs. According to CPJ, fighting among rival gangs in Gonaïves has escalated in the past few months.

In January, freelance photographer Jean-Rémy Badio was shot dead outside his home in Port-au-Prince after receiving several death threats from a local street gang.

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