17 Journalists Murdered in 1999


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

24% Broadcast reporter
18% Columnist / Commentator
24% Editor
41% Print reporter/writer
12% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

76% Print
35% Radio
6% Television
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Gender

100% Male
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Local / Foreign

94% Local
6% Foreign
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Murder Victims

24% Taken Captive
29% Threatened
6% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

94% Complete impunity
6% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

12% Government Officials
18% Military Officials
18% Paramilitary Group
47% Political Group
6% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

6% Business
24% Corruption
18% Crime
6% Culture
18% Human Rights
35% Politics
6% Sports
35% War
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Freelance

24% Freelance
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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. * May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.


Murders by Country in 1999

  1. Sierra Leone: 8
  2. Colombia: 4
  3. Argentina: 1
  1. Yugoslavia: 1
  2. Turkey: 1
  3. East Timor: 1
  1. Nigeria: 1

17 Journalists Murdered in 1999

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Rodolfo Julio Torres, Emisora Fuentes

     October 21, 1999, in San Onofre, Colombia

Ahmet Taner Kislali, Cumhuriyet

     October 21, 1999, in Ankara, Turkey

Sander Thoenes, Freelancer

     September 21, 1999, in Dili, East Timor

Guzmán Quintero Torres, El Pilón

     September 16, 1999, in Valledupar, Colombia

Jaime Garzón, Radionet, Caracol Noticias

     August 13, 1999, in Bogotá, Colombia

Ricardo Gangeme, El Informador Chubutense

     May 13, 1999, in Trelew, Argentina

Fidelis Ikwuebe, Freelancer

     April 18, 1999, in Anambra, Nigeria

Hernando Rangel Moreno, Freelancer

     April 11, 1999, in El Banco, Colombia

Slavko Curuvija, Dnevni Telegraf, Evropljanin

     April 11, 1999, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Abdulai Jumah Jalloh, African Champion

     February 3, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Alpha Amadu Bah, Independent Observer

     January 17, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Jenner "J.C." Cole, SKY-FM

     January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Paul Mansaray, Standard Times

     January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Mabay Kamara, Freelancer

     January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Mohammed Kamara, SKY-FM

     January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

James Ogogo, Concord Times

     January 8, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Munir Turay, freelance

     January, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone