Dawit Kebede Araya

TV journalist Dawit Kebede Araya was shot dead in his car near his home in the conflict-hit region of Tigray located in northern Ethiopia.

Kebede, who worked for Tigray Television, the regional state media broadcaster, was killed in an area known as Adi Hausi, located in Mekelle, Tigray’s capital city.

The journalist had previously been detained on unknown charges by Ethiopian security forces on 17 January and released later that day. Kebede's colleagues and relatives have claimed that local security forces were involved in the murder, according to testimonies published by local and international media.