Gunmen kill investigative journalist

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Series Details 6.1.10
Publication Date 06/01/2010
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A Bulgarian investigative journalist and radio presenter Bobi Tsankov who wrote about Bulgaria's powerful organised crime groups was shot dead on the 5 January 2010 in the centre of Sofia.

Mr Tsankov was shot in the back in the entrance to an office building in the first gangland killing since a new centre-right government came to power in June 2009 pledging a crackdown on mafia activity.

Related Link(s)
EurActiv, 6.1.10: Journalist's murder exposes Bulgaria's failings
ESO: Background information: Sofia moves to curb corruption
BBC News, 5.1.10: Bulgaria journalist Boris Tsankov gunned down in Sofia
Deutsche Welle, 5.1.10: Bulgarian journalist shot dead in Sofia,,5087852,00.html
BBC News, 7.1.10: Bulgarian 'crime boss' charged over Tsankov murder

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