Ex-RNW broadcaster meets sad end in Yemen

19th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Yemeni journalist and former Radio Netherlands Worldwide broadcaster Abdel Rahman Bajunaid has been found dead in his apartment in the seaport city of Aden. His body was discovered on Wednesday with multiple stab wounds. Police in the city have begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

Mr Bajunaid started his broadcasting career as a presenter and programme producer at Radio Aden before moving to the Netherlands in 1969. At Radio Netherlands, he was a member of the Arabic department for 25 years.

His former boss and head of the Arabic Department, Middle East expert Bertus Hendriks, remembers him as “an extremely popular radio personality among Arabic listeners because of his flair for presenting Dutch and other Western light music with a natural grace.”

Abdel Rahman Bajunaid was widely acclaimed in Arabic circles as a singer and lute player. When he retired, he lived between Amsterdam, Portugal and Aden.

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