International News Safety Institute

20 October 2022  |  CPJ

Narcisse Orédjé


Reporter shot while filming protests in Chad's capital

Cause of death



On October 20, 2022, Narcisse Orédjé, a 31-year-old reporter with the privately owned Radio Cefod, was shot in Chad’s capital, N’Djaména, while he was filming protests demanding an end to the rule of transitional President Mahamat Déby.

Narcisse's widow Linda Orédjé said that the couple stood outside their home watching protesters throw stones and burn tires in the street, clashing with members of the Chadian military. Her husband told her to go back into the house while he remained outside filming the protests. She said that a few minutes later she heard noise and then saw that her husband had returned to the house with a bullet wound to the chest.

According to Leubnoudji Tah Nathan, the president of the Network of Chadian Journalists and Reporters (RJRT), Orédjé was shot outside his home by individuals wearing Chadian military uniforms.

CPJ sent written queries about Orédjé’s death to Chadian national army communications services but did not receive a response.

Orédjé had previously worked as a producer and director for Sai Production and the news website He also contributed to Reuters, according to the agency’s own reporting on his death.

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