ABDUCTED
Seized and detained by a non-governmental entity. CPJ has determined that a credible claim of responsibility has been made.

KILLED
Murdered in retribution for, or to prevent, news coverage or commentary. Also includes journalists killed in crossfire or while covering dangerous assignments.

ATTACKED
In the case of journalists, wounded or assaulted. In the case of news facilities, damaged, raided, or searched; non-journalist employees attacked because of news coverage or commentary.
 
KILLED (MOTIVE UNCONFIRMED)
When the motive for a journalist's murder is unclear but there is reason to believe that it was related to his or her professional dutes. CPJ continues to research the reasons for the crime and encourages local authorities to pursue their investigations.

CENSORED
Officially suppressed or banned; editions confiscated; news outlets closed.

EXPELLED
Forced to leave a country because of news coverage or commentary. 

LEGAL ACTION
Credentials denied or suspended; fined; sentenced to prison; visas denied or canceled; passage of a restrictive law; libel suit intended to inhibit coverage.

HARASSED
Access denied or limited; materials confiscated or damaged; entry or exit denied; family members attacked or threatened; dismissed or demoted (when it is clearly the result of political or outside pressure); freedom of movement impeded; detained for less than 48 hours. 

MISSING
Vanished. No group has taken responsibility for the journalist's disappearence; in some instances, feared dead. 
IMPRISONED
Arrested or detained by a government for at least 48 hours.

THREATENED
Menaced with physical harm or some other type of retribution.