International journalist, FSRN contributor, Sputnik Kilambi, dies at 55
- Year: 2013
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Renowned international journalist and seminal early contributor to FSRN, Sputnik Kilambi died last night. Working through the United Nations, Kilambi helped establish mass media outlets and trained journalists dedicated to peace in nations ravaged by violence, like Kosovo, Cote d’ Ivoire and most recently Rwanda. She was often the only woman reporting from war zones; and generously mentored other journalists on reporting from the ground rather than the press office. Her voice was regularly heard as one of the original FSRN correspondents.
In 2007, Sputnik Kilambi was named the Knight Fellow for International Journalism in Rwanda. She died last night in Paris, at the age of 55.