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First name:  Ridwan

Last name:  Salamun

  • Gender:  Male
  • Media outlet:  Sun TV
  • Type of media:  TV
  • Born:  Indonesia

  • Died:  21 Aug 2010 Indonesia


Ridwan Salamun, a cameraman working for SUN TV, was hacked to death in Tual, in the eastern province of Maluku, on 21 August by a group of villagers who did not welcome his attempt to cover a clash with residents of a neighbouring village.The news website Kompas.com quoted the head of SUN TV, Indonesia’s leading television network, as saying that Salamun’s assailants struck him on the neck and back with machetes and that he died from his injuries as he was being taken to a hospital. Only recently hired by SUN TV, Salamun had been trying to cover a clash between rival groups from the villages Banda Eli and Mangun.


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