A South Sudanese online journalist was shot and killed late Wednesday outside his home in the capital, Juba, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The journalist, Diing Chan Awuol, who wrote for a number of online news outlets in South Sudan, had published articles critical of the government, its policy toward Sudan and its ties to Sudanese rebel groups. Other journalists said Mr. Chan "had been threatened several times in the past and had received anonymous phone calls warning him to stop writing," the journalists' organization said in a statement. Since South Sudan gained its independence last year, journalists have complained of harassment and some have been detained by the government.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.