27 Journalists Murdered in 2001


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

22% Broadcast reporter
7% Camera Operator
7% Columnist / Commentator
15% Editor
4% Photographer
37% Print reporter/writer
15% Producer
4% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

52% Print
33% Radio
15% Television
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Gender

96% Male
4% Female
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Local / Foreign

81% Local
19% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
44% Threatened

Impunity in Murder Cases

67% Complete impunity
11% Partial justice
22% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

30% Criminal group
26% Government Officials
4% Local Residents
26% Paramilitary Group
7% Political Group
7% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

15% Business
59% Corruption
41% Crime
4% Culture
11% Human Rights
19% Politics
26% War
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Freelance

7% 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 2001

  1. Afghanistan: 5
  2. Colombia: 3
  3. Philippines: 2
  4. Thailand: 2
  5. Haiti: 1
  6. China: 1
  7. Guatemala: 1
  1. Latvia: 1
  2. Ukraine: 1
  3. India: 1
  4. Georgia: 1
  5. Yugoslavia: 1
  6. Costa Rica: 1
  7. USA: 1
  1. Paraguay: 1
  2. UK: 1
  3. Bangladesh: 1
  4. Russia: 1
  5. Mexico: 1

27 Journalists Murdered in 2001

     Terminology explained

Brignol Lindor, Radio Echo 2000

     December 3, 2001, in Petit-Goâve, Haiti

Gundars Matiss, Kurzeme Vards

     November 28, 2001, in Liepaja, Latvia

Ulf Strömberg, TV4

     November 26, 2001, in Taloqan, Afghanistan

Harry Burton, Reuters Television

     November 19, 2001, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Azizullah Haidari, Reuters

     November 19, 2001, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Julio Fuentes, El Mundo

     November 19, 2001, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Maria Grazia Cutuli, Corriere della Serra

     November 19, 2001, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Robert Stevens, The Sun

     October 5, 2001, in Boca Raton, USA

Martin O'Hagan, Sunday World

     September 28, 2001, in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, UK

Eduard Markevich, Novy Reft

     September 18, 2001, in Reftinsky, Sverdlovsk Region, Russia

Jorge Mynor Alegría Armendáriz, Radio Amatique

     September 5, 2001, in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

Moolchand Yadav, Freelance

     July 30, 2001, in Jhansi, India

Georgy Sanaya, Rustavi-2

     July 26, 2001, in Tbilisi, Georgia

Jorge Enrique Urbano Sánchez, Mar Estéreo

     July 8, 2001, in Buenaventura, Colombia

Igor Aleksandrov, Tor

     July 7, 2001, in Slavyansk, Ukraine

Parmenio Medina Pérez, "La Patada"

     July 7, 2001, in San José, Costa Rica

José Duviel Vásquez Arias, La Voz de la Selva

     July 6, 2001, in Florencia, Colombia

Milan Pantic, Vecernje Novosti

     June 11, 2001, in Jagodina, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Candelario Cayona, Radio DXLL

     May 30, 2001, in Zamboanga City, Philippines

Kaset Puengpak, Thai Rath

     May 2, 2001, in Viset Chaichan, Thailand

Flavio Bedoya, Voz

     April 27, 2001, in Tumaco, Colombia

Nahar Ali, Anirban

     April 21, 2001, in Khulna, Bangladesh

Withayut Sangsopit, Freelancer

     April 10, 2001, in Surat Thani, Thailand

José Luis Ortega Mata, Semanario de Ojinaga

     February 19, 2001, in Ojinaga, Mexico

Feng Zhaoxia, Gejie Daobao

     January 15, 2001, in Xi'an , China

Salvador Medina Velázquez, FM Ñemity

     January 5, 2001, in Capiibary, Paraguay

Roland Ureta, Radio DYKR

     January 3, 2001, in Aklan Province, Philippines