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Beriain was able to save himself, but refused to leave behind the Fraile, who was badly injured
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Beriain was able to save himself, but refused to leave behind the Fraile, who was badly injured

The investigation on the reconstruction of the last moments of Spanish reporters David Beriain and Roberto Fraile, killed in Burkina Faso a month ago, thanks to the testimonies of the survivors, reveals the sad end they faced, along with the Irish Rory Young. When Friar fell badly wounded, Beriain and Young refused to leave him abandoned and remained with him. The next morning the three bodies were found dead, executed. According to the data in the report, revealed this Wednesday by El País, the two journalists who were filming a documentary on poaching in Burkina Faso, they went together with a patrol of about 30 troops to the most southeastern region of the country, an area som...
Burkina Faso kills eight terrorists for their involvement in the murder of Spanish reporters Beriáin and Fraile
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Burkina Faso kills eight terrorists for their involvement in the murder of Spanish reporters Beriáin and Fraile

The Burkina Faso Army has announced the death of eight terrorists allegedly involved in the attack perpetrated last week in southeastern Burkina Faso in which the Spanish journalists David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile were captured and murdered, with Irish citizen Rory Young. Spanish journalists and Young, founder of the non-governmental organization Chengeta Wildlife, were killed after an attack carried out on April 26 against a mixed anti-poaching patrol in Kompienga province, near the border with Benin and Togo.The victims they were part of a group of about 40 people with which contact was lost in Arly National Park, a "dangerous area because it is a field of operations for terro...
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Artajona receives the body of journalist David Beriain amid applause

The Navarran town of Artajona tonight received amid applause the body of David Beriain, a 44-year-old journalist killed in Burkina Faso, whose funerals will take place this Saturday in this municipality where he was born and where your family resides.The corpse arrived in Madrid on Friday in a military plane that also transported the bodies from the camera Roberto Fraile and the Irish conservationist Rory Young, with whom Beriain was assassinated while working on a documentary about poaching, one of his many works carried out in dangerous areas of the planet with armed conflicts.After knowing this Tuesday the death of his neighbor, the Artajona City Council declared three days of official mourn...
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Family, friends and colleagues receive Roberto Fraile’s coffin upon arrival in Valladolid

Dozens of family members, friends and colleagues have gathered this Friday at the doors of the El Salvador funeral home, in Valladolid, to receive the coffin of Roberto Fraile, a cameraman murdered this Monday in Burkina Faso while he was making, together with his partner David Beriáin, a documentary on the efforts of the authorities to protect the country's natural parks against poaching and the communities that inhabit them. From 3:00 p.m. this Thursday, the time at which, in principle, it was expected that the coffin would arrive in the Valladolid capital, where the parents of the deceased reside, and until 8:01 p.m., when it has finally arrived Wrapped in flower crowns, the tr...
Defense blames jihadists and not poachers for the murder of journalists David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile
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Defense blames jihadists and not poachers for the murder of journalists David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile

The Ministry of Defense has blamed "jihadist groups" the murder of Spanish journalists David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile in Burkina Faso, in view of "the capacity of the fire and the means used" in the attack, which are not typical of traffickers or poachers.In a statement, the department of Margarita Robles affirms this Friday, likewise, that the two informants "at all times they had the utmost prudence in their performance, beyond the assumption of the risks inherent to their profession ". "Proof of this is that they accompanied a Burkina Faso unit dedicated to the fight against poaching, "adds Defense, indicating that these forces from the African country" were prepared and trie...
The bodies of David Beriain and Roberto Fraile arrive in Torrejón de Ardoz after being murdered in Burkina Faso
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The bodies of David Beriain and Roberto Fraile arrive in Torrejón de Ardoz after being murdered in Burkina Faso

The coffins with the bodies of the journalists killed in Burkina Faso just landed at the airbase in Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid), where they will be received by their families and by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense, Arancha González Laya and Margarita Robles, respectively.The military plane in charge of repatriating the bodies of David Beriáin Y Roberto Fraile From Ougadougou to Madrid, he also moves the body of the Irish citizen murdered together with the Spanish, the conservationist Rory Young, co-founder of the NGO Chengeta Wildlife, dedicated to combating poaching.In addition, there will be the ambassador of Ireland in Spain, Síle Maguire, and the journalist and general secretary...
Beriain, a reporter like those in the movies
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Beriain, a reporter like those in the movies

Last night I was trying to explain to Nico, Guille and Álex, who still do not understand very well what this journalism consists of, who was he and what did my friend David, who was assassinated for trying to seek the truth in Burkina Faso, do. After unsuccessful references to Robert Capa and Kapuscinski ("He was in a war for football, children", but not like that), The only thing that occurred to me was to tell you that I was a reporter like the ones in the movies. As the Mel Gibson from The year we live dangerously or the Sam Waterstone from The screams of silence. Or, much more physically like David, like the Nick Nolte from Under fire. Although, in reality, with that majestic beard of Ki...
Burkina Faso attributes the killing of reporters Beriain and Fraile to "terrorists"
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Burkina Faso attributes the killing of reporters Beriain and Fraile to "terrorists"

The remains of the two Spanish journalists killed after suffering an armed attack in Burkina Faso on Monday, David Beriain and Roberto Fraile, were transferred on Tuesday from the east of the country to the capital, Ouagadougou, official sources confirmed this Wednesday."The bodies they returned to Ouagadougou yesterday ", pending his repatriation, declared a Burkinabe government source. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain reported that the bodies of David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile will be repatriated on a flight of the Spanish Ministry of Defense that he will leave "as soon as he receives authorization from the authorities."On the same flight, Defense plans to transfer the ...
David Beriain, in an interview in 2017: "Is life worth risking?  Absolutely"
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David Beriain, in an interview in 2017: "Is life worth risking? Absolutely"

When studying journalism, among the most enthusiastic students there are always those who imagine themselves covering news in conflict zones, publishing great exclusives and changing the world. Reality, most of the time, takes them down more conventional paths. But there are always those who get it, who manages to put their life in danger over and over again to honor the profession and the truth. David Beriain and Roberto Fraile were kidnapped in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday and executed shortly after, while filming a documentary against poaching in that West African country. Before, Beriain the guy had been gambled by reaching the bosom of the Taliban struggle, Mexican drug t...
Discovery bids farewell to Beriain, highlighting his "determination and instinct to access where others do not go"
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Discovery bids farewell to Beriain, highlighting his "determination and instinct to access where others do not go"

Journalists David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile have been killed in Burkina Faso, after being ambushed by armed people when they were traveling with a group of about 40 people through a natural park located on the border between Burkina Faso and Benin, a "Dangerous area for being a field of operations for terrorists, poachers and bandits"while filming a documentary on poaching. The works directed by and starring Beriain had been broadcasted largely on the DMAX and Discovery channels, which they had turned in recent years to give him visibility to your documentaries. "With huge sadness, we just heard the news of the death of David Beriain and Roberto Fraile in Burkina Faso, "said the chain in a sta...