38 Journalists Murdered in 2005


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

18% Broadcast reporter
5% Camera Operator
26% Columnist / Commentator
18% Editor
3% Photographer
3% Internet reporter/writer
26% Print reporter/writer
11% Producer
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Medium *

5% Internet
58% Print
13% Radio
26% Television
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Gender

84% Male
16% Female
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Local / Foreign

95% Local
5% Foreign
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Murder Victims

26% Taken Captive
34% Threatened
3% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

89% Complete impunity
8% Partial justice
3% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

16% Criminal group
26% Government Officials
3% Military Officials
42% Political Group
13% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

24% Corruption
18% Crime
3% Culture
3% Human Rights
45% Politics
3% Sports
55% War
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Freelance

16% 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 2005

  1. Iraq: 17
  2. Philippines: 4
  3. Bangladesh: 2
  4. Russia: 2
  5. Lebanon: 2
  1. Pakistan: 2
  2. Sri Lanka: 2
  3. Serbia: 1
  4. Somalia: 1
  5. Sierra Leone: 1
  1. Azerbaijan: 1
  2. Mexico: 1
  3. Colombia: 1
  4. Libya: 1

38 Journalists Murdered in 2005

     Terminology explained

Gebran Tueni, Al-Nahar

     December 12, 2005, in Beirut, Lebanon

Gautam Das, Samakal

     November 17, 2005, in Faridpur, Bangladesh

Ahmed Hussein Al-Maliki, Talafar al-Yawm

     November 7, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Mohammed Haroon, Al-Kadiya

     October 19, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq

Firas Maadidi, As-Saffir and Al-Masar

     September 20, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Fakher Haider, The New York Times

     September 19, 2005, in Basra, Iraq

Hind Ismail, As-Saffir

     September 17, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Rafed Mahmoud Said al-Anbagy, Diyala TV and Radio

     August 27, 2005, in Baaquba, Iraq

Relangi Selvarajah, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corp.

     August 12, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Steven Vincent, freelance

     August 3, 2005, in Basra, Iraq

Harry Yansaneh, For Di People

     July 28, 2005, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Adnan al-Bayati, TG3

     July 23, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq

Rolando "Dodong" Morales, DXMD

     July 3, 2005, in Polomolok, Philippines

Khaled al-Attar, Al-Iraqiya

     July 1, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Magomedzagid Varisov, Novoye Delo

     June 28, 2005, in Makhachkala, Russia

Bardhyl Ajeti, Bota Sot

     June 25, 2005, in an area outside Pristina, Serbia

Samir Qassir, Al-Nahar

     June 2, 2005, in Beirut, Lebanon

Daif al-Gahzal al-Shuhaibi, freelance

     June 2, 2005, in outside Benghazi, Libya

Jerges Mahmood Mohamad Suleiman, Nineveh TV

     May 31, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Pavel Makeev, Puls

     May 21, 2005, in Azov, Russia

Ahmed Adam, Al-Mada

     May 15, 2005, in Latifiyah, Iraq

Najem Abed Khudair, Al-Mada

     May 15, 2005, in Latifiyah, Iraq

Philip Agustin, Starline Times Recorder

     May 10, 2005, in Paltic, Philippines

Klein Cantoneros, DXAA-FM

     May 4, 2005, in Dipolog City, Philippines

Dharmeratnam Sivaram, TamilNet and Daily Mirror

     April 29, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ahmed al-Rubai'i, Al-Sabah

     mid-April, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq

Dolores Guadalupe García Escamilla, Stereo 91

     April 16, 2005, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Saman Abdullah Izzedine, Kirkuk TV

     April 15, 2005, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Ahmed Jabbar Hashim, Al-Sabah

     April 1, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq

Marlene Garcia-Esperat, Midland News and DXKR

     March 24, 2005, in Tacurong, Philippines

Hussam Sarsam, Kurdistan TV

     March 14, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Elmar Huseynov, Monitor

     March 2, 2005, in Baku, Azerbaijan

Raeda Wazzan, Al-Iraqiya

     February 25, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Sheikh Belaluddin, Sangram

     February 11, 2005, in Khulna, Bangladesh

Kate Peyton, BBC

     February 9, 2005, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Allah Noor, Khyber TV

     February 7, 2005, in Wana, Pakistan

Amir Nowab, Associated Press Television News and Frontier Post

     February 7, 2005, in Wana, Pakistan

Julio Hernando Palacios Sánchez, Radio Lemas

     January 11, 2005, in Cúcuta, Colombia