61 Journalists Killed in 2004/Motive Confirmed



Deyda Hydara


The Point
Gambia

Gene Boyd Lumawag


MindaNews
Philippines

María José Bravo


La Prensa
Nicaragua

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

30% Broadcast reporter
20% Camera Operator
13% Columnist / Commentator
10% Editor
7% Photographer
25% Print reporter/writer
2% Producer
3% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

2% Internet
43% Print
23% Radio
36% Television
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Gender

95% Male
5% Female
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Local / Foreign

89% Local
11% Foreign
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Murder Victims

11% Taken Captive
39% Threatened
6% Tortured

Type of Death

33% Crossfire/Combat
8% Dangerous Assignment
59% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

75% Complete impunity
14% Partial justice
11% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

33% Criminal group
31% Government Officials
6% Local Residents
3% Military Officials
28% Political Group
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Beats Covered by Victims *

2% Business
25% Corruption
28% Crime
13% Culture
13% Human Rights
30% Politics
11% Sports
30% War
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Freelance

18% 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.


Deadliest Countries in 2004

  1. Iraq: 24
  2. Philippines: 8
  3. Sri Lanka: 3
  4. Mexico: 3
  5. Bangladesh: 3
  6. Peru: 2
  7. Russia: 2
  1. India: 2
  2. Brazil: 2
  3. Nicaragua: 2
  4. Nepal: 1
  5. Saudi Arabia: 1
  6. Pakistan: 1
  7. Serbia: 1
  1. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 1
  2. Ivory Coast: 1
  3. Gambia: 1
  4. Haiti: 1
  5. Colombia: 1
  6. Dominican Republic: 1

61 Journalists Killed in 2004/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Deyda Hydara, The Point

     December 16, 2004, in Banjul, Gambia

Lanka Jayasundara, Wijeya Publications

     December 11, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Gregorio Rodríguez Hernández, El Debate

     November 28, 2004, in Escuinapa, Mexico

Herson Hinolan, Bombo Radiyo

     November 13, 2004, in Kalibo, Philippines

Gene Boyd Lumawag, MindaNews

     November 12, 2004, in Jolo, Philippines

María José Bravo, La Prensa

     November 9, 2004, in Juigalpa, Nicaragua

Antoine Massé, Le Courrier d'Abidjan

     November 7, 2004, in Duékoué , Ivory Coast

Wadallah Sarhan, Akhbar al-Mosul

     November, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq

Dhia Najim, freelance

     November 1, 2004, in Ramadi, Iraq

Eldy Sablas (aka Eldy Gabinales), Radio DXJR-FM

     October 19, 2004, in Tandag , Philippines

Dina Mohammed Hassan, Al-Hurriya

     October 14, 2004, in 2004 Baghdad, Iraq

Karam Hussein, European Pressphoto Agency

     October 14, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq

Romeo (or Romy) Binungcal, Remate and Bulgar

     September 29, 2004, in Bataan Province, Philippines

Juan Emilio Andújar Matos, Radio Azua and Listín Diario

     September 14, 2004, in Azua, Dominican Republic

Mazen al-Tumeizi, Al-Arabiya

     September 12, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Francisco Arratia Saldierna, columnist for four newspapers

     August 31, 2004, in Matamoros , Mexico

Enzo Baldoni, freelance

     August 26, 2004, in an area near Najaf, Iraq

Kamal Hossain, Ajker Kagoj

     August 22, 2004, in Manikcchari , Bangladesh

Bala Nadarajah Iyer, Thinamurasu and Thinakaran

     August 16, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mahmoud Hamid Abbas, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

     August 15, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq

Dekendra Raj Thapa, Radio Nepal

     August 11, 2004, in Dailekh, Nepal

Arnnel Manalo, Bulgar and DZRH Radio

     August 5, 2004, in Bauan, Philippines

Rogelio "Roger" Mariano, Radyo Natin-Aksyon Radyo

     July 31, 2004, in Laoag City, Philippines

Paul Klebnikov, Forbes Russia

     July 9, 2004, in Moscow, Russia

Humayun Kabir, Janmabhumi

     June 27, 2004, in Khulna , Bangladesh

Francisco Javier Ortiz Franco, Zeta

     June 22, 2004, in Tijuana, Mexico

Elpidio Binoya, Radyo Natin

     June 17, 2004, in General Santos, Philippines

Simon Cumbers, BBC

     June 6, 2004, in Al-Suwadi, Saudi Arabia

Aiyathurai Nadesan, Virakesari

     May 31, 2004, in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Dusko Jovanovic, Dan

     May 28, 2004, in Podgorica, Serbia

Shinsuke Hashida, freelance

     May 27, 2004, in near Mahmoudiya, Iraq

Kotaro Ogawa, freelance

     May 27, 2004, in an area near Mahmoudiya , Iraq

Rashid Hamid Wali, Al-Jazeera

     May 21, 2004, in Karbala, Iraq

Adlan Khasanov, Reuters

     May 9, 2004, in Grozny, Russia

Waldemar Milewicz, TVP

     May 7, 2004, in Mahmoudiya, Iraq

Mounir Bouamrane, TVP

     May 7, 2004, in Mahmoudiya, Iraq

José Carlos Araújo, Rádio Timbaúba FM

     April 24, 2004, in Timbaúba, Brazil

Samuel Romã, Radio Conquista FM

     April 20, 2004, in Coronel Sapucaia, Brazil

Asiya Jeelani, freelance

     April 20, 2004, in Kashmir, India

Asaad Kadhim, Al-Iraqiya TV

     April 19, 2004, in near Samara, Iraq

Alberto Rivera Fernández, Frecuencia Oriental

     April 12, 2004, in Pucallpa, Peru

Burhan Mohamed Mazhour, ABC

     March 26, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq

Mohamed Abu Halima, Al-Najah

     March 22, 2004, in West Bank, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Ali al-Khatib, Al-Arabiya

     March 19, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ali Abdel Aziz, Al-Arabiya

     March 18, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Nadia Nasrat, Iraq Media Network/Diyala TV

     March 18, 2004, in Baqouba, Iraq

Ricardo Ortega, Antena 3

     March 7, 2004, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Veeraboina Yadagiri, Andhra Prabha

     February 21, 2004, in Medak, India

Antonio de la Torre Echeandía, Radio Órbita

     February 14, 2004, in Yungay, Peru

Rowell Endrinal, DZRC

     February 11, 2004, in Legazpi City, Philippines

Carlos José Guadamuz, Canal 23

     February 10, 2004, in Managua, Nicaragua

Martín La Rotta, La Palma Estéreo

     February 7, 2004, in San Alberto, Colombia

Abdel Sattar Abdel Karim, Al Ta'akhy

     February 1, 2004, in Arbil, Iraq

Semko Karim Mohyideen, freelance

     February 1, 2004, in Arbil, Iraq

Gharib Mohamed Salih, Kurdistan TV

     February 1, 2004, in Arbil, Iraq

Ayoub Mohamed, Kurdistan TV

     February 1, 2004, in Arbil, Iraq

Haymin Mohamed Salih, Qulan TV

     February 1, 2004, in Arbil, Iraq

Safir Nader, Qulan TV

     February 1, 2004, in Arbil, Iraq

Sajid Tanoli, Shumal

     January 29, 2004, in Mansehra, Pakistan

Duraid Isa Mohammed, CNN

     January 27, 2004, in the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq

Manik Saha, New Age

     January 15, 2004, in Khulna, Bangladesh



12 Media Workers Killed in 2004

     Terminology explained

Ahmed Jassem, Nineveh Television

     October 7, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq

Ismail Taher Mohsin, The Associated Press

     September 2, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Unidentified , Freelance

     August 28, 2004, in in an area outside Baghdad, Iraq

Mahmood Daoud, Al-Sabah al-Jedid

     May 29, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Samya Abdel Jabar, Al-Sabah al-Jedid

     May 29, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Mohamed Najmedin, freelance

     May 27, 2004, in Mahmoudiyya, Iraq

Hussein Saleh, Al-Iraqiya TV

     April 19, 2004, in Near Samara, Iraq

Omar Kamal, Time

     March 26, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Muhammad Ahmad Sarham, Iraq Media Network

     March 18, 2004, in Baqouba, Iraq

Najeed Rashid, Iraq Media Network

     March 18, 2004, in Baqouba, Iraq

Selwan Abdelghani Medhi al-Niem, Voice of America

     March 5, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Yasser Khatab, CNN

     January 27, 2004, in Outside Baghdad, Iraq



14 Journalists Killed in 2004/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Stephen Omaois, Guru Press

     November 27, 2004, in Tabuk, Philippines

Allan Dizon, The Freeman, Banat

     November 27, 2004, in Cebu City , Philippines

Dilip Mohapatra, Aji Kagoj

     November 8, 2004, in Bhagirathipur, India

Liqaa Abdul Razzak, Al-Sharqiya TV

     October 27, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq

Veronika Cherkasova, Solidarnost

     October 20, 2004, in Minsk, Belarus

Diponkar Chakrabarty, Durjoy Bangla

     October 2, 2004, in Sherpur, Bangladesh

Mauro Marcano, Radio Maturín

     September 1, 2004, in Maturín, Venezuela

Fernando Consignado, Radio Veritas

     August 12, 2004, in Nagcarlan, Philippines

Askhat Sharipjanov, Navigator

     July 20, 2004, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Jorge Lourenço dos Santos, Criativa FM

     July 11, 2004, in Santana do Ipanema, Brazil

Sahar Saad Eddine al-Nuaimi , freelance

     June 1, 2004, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Roberto Javier Mora García, El Mañana

     March 19, 2004, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Heorhiy Chechyk, Yuta

     March 3, 2004, in Pyryatin District, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine

Oscar Alberto Polanco Herrera, Cable Unión de Occidente

     January 4, 2004, in Cartago, Colombia