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Thai authorities withold full report on death of Reuters cameraman

December 13th, 2010Posted by in Journalism, Press freedom and ethics

Thai authorities have refused to release the full report on the death of Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto in April, following a report by Reuters which claimed leaked parts of the report indicated the shot that killed him “probably came from the gun of a Thai soldier”.

According to asiaone.com, the department of special investigation (DSI) chief Tharit Pengdit this weekend declined to release the full report “saying the investigation and witnesses could be affected by such a disclosure”. Reuters editor in chief David Schlesinger had been calling for the full report to be publically released.

“The Thai authorities owe it to Hiro’s family to reveal exactly how this tragedy happened and who was responsible,” Schlesinger said in a statement.

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