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Nelson Nadura, Radio DYME
2 December 2003

Aged about 40, Nadura was shot five times as he was leaving the studios of radio DYME by motorcycle just a few minutes after presenting his morning news programme "Opinion publico", which covers local and national politics. The police were looking for two gunmen who fled from the scene. DYME is owned by the Espinosa family, which is very influential on Masbate island. Several of its members plan to run in next May’s general elections.

A colleague of Nadura told Reporters Without Borders by telephone that the reasons for the killing are unknown. The police have said there could be a link to the guerrillas of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), of which Nadura was once a member.