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Date: 11 July 2013 14:07
Subject: [Stubblefield] Sputnik Kilambi, Free Speech Radio News co-founder,
dies at 55
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Sputnik Kilambi, a veteran international radio
helped found Free Speech Radio News, died July 7 in Paris after a battle
with liver cancer. She was 55.
Her daughter announced Kilambi's death on Facebook, noting that in addition
to cancer, Kilambi had also battled hepatitis C for many years.
FSRN launched in 2000, with Kilambi as one of the network's original
correspondents. She filed dispatches from locations including Columbia, Sri
Lanka and Côte d'Ivoire and was often the only female reporter in these war
zones. Among her stories with the greatest impact was a 2002 expose of sex
trafficking in the Balkans.
Kilambi also reported for Radio France Internationale and worked for United
Nations Radio, helping establish media outlets and train audio journalists
around the world. In 2007, she was named a Knight International Journalism
in Rwanda, where she helped launch the country's first independent
television news station. She took on another Knight fellowship in Ghana in
* aired tributes to Kilambi following news of her death.
Kilambi was born Oct. 4, 1957, in Hyderabad, India, the day her namesake
satellite was launched.
She is survived by her partner and her daughter.
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