Head of Cyprus media group murdered

andis1Andis Hadjicostis, the CEO of one of Cyprus’s largest media groups was murdered outside his home in Cyprus on Monday evening, police said.
“Two shots were heard and the victim was found dead outside his home” in a suburb of the capital Nicosia, police spokesman Michalis Katsounodos said.
“It is believed there were two assailants.”
The area outside Hadjicostis’s home was cordoned off and police were conducting enquiries, Katsounodos said.
Hadjicostis, 43, was chief executive officer of the Dias Media Group, which ran Sigma, a highly successful private television station, a newspaper, a radio station and a host of magazines.
Criminal activity targeting media figures in Cyprus is extremely rare. Police did not say what the motive for the killing may have been but said the investigation was still at an early stage.


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