49 Journalists Murdered in 2006


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

33% Broadcast reporter
10% Camera Operator
16% Columnist / Commentator
16% Editor
10% Photographer
2% Internet reporter/writer
20% Print reporter/writer
8% Producer
2% Publisher/Owner
6% Technician
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Medium *

2% Internet
43% Print
22% Radio
39% Television
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Gender

86% Male
14% Female
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Local / Foreign

94% Local
6% Foreign
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Murder Victims

14% Taken Captive
55% Threatened
8% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

92% Complete impunity
6% Partial justice
2% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

6% Criminal group
16% Government Officials
4% Local Residents
4% Military Officials
2% Mob Violence
6% Paramilitary Group
59% Political Group
16% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

4% Business
24% Corruption
6% Crime
12% Culture
35% Human Rights
39% Politics
8% Sports
61% War
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Freelance

22% 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 2006

  1. Iraq: 28
  2. Philippines: 4
  3. Russia: 3
  4. Colombia: 2
  5. Afghanistan: 2
  1. India: 1
  2. Turkmenistan: 1
  3. Somalia: 1
  4. Pakistan: 1
  5. Venezuela: 1
  1. China: 1
  2. Indonesia: 1
  3. Mexico: 1
  4. Sri Lanka: 1
  5. Sudan: 1

49 Journalists Murdered in 2006

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Aswan Ahmed Lutfallah, APTN

     December 12, 2006, in Mosul, Iraq

Nabil Ibrahim al-Dulaimi, Radio Dijla

     December 4, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Maksim Maksimov, Gorod

     November 30, 2006, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Roberto Marcos García, Testimonio and Alarma

     November 21, 2006, in Mandinga y Matoza, Mexico

Luma al-Karkhi, Al-Dustour

     November 15, 2006, in Baqubah, Iraq

Muhammad al-Ban, Al-Sharqiya

     November 13, 2006, in Mosul, Iraq

Naqshin Hamma Rashid, Atyaf

     October 29, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Saed Mahdi Shlash, Rayat al-Arab

     October 26, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Hussein Ali, Al-Shaabiya

     October 12, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ahmad Sha'ban, Al-Shaabiya

     October 12, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Thaker al-Shouwili, Al-Shaabiya

     October 12, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Noufel al-Shimari, Al-Shaabiya

     October 12, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Abdul-Rahim Nasrallah al-Shimari, Al-Shaabiya

     October 12, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Anna Politkovskaya, Novaya Gazeta

     October 7, 2006, in Moscow, Russia

Christian Struwe, freelance

     October 7, 2006, in Baghlan, Afghanistan

Karen Fischer, freelance

     October 7, 2006, in Baghlan, Afghanistan

Ahmed Riyadh al-Karbouli, Baghdad TV

     September 18, 2006, in Ramadi, Iraq

Ogulsapar Muradova, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

     September 2006, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Safa Isma'il Enad, freelance

     September 13, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Abdel Karim al-Rubai, Al-Sabah

     September 9, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed, Al-Wifaq

     September 6, 2006, in Khartoum, Sudan

Atilano Segundo Pérez Barrios, Radio Vigía de Todelar

     August 22, 2006, in Cartagena, Colombia

Mohammad Abbas Mohammad, Al-Bayinnah al-Jadida

     August 7, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ismail Amin Ali, freelance

     August 7, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Riyad Muhammad Ali, Talafar al-Yawm

     July 30, 2006, in Mosul, Iraq

Adel Naji al-Mansouri , Al-Alam

     July 29, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Armando Pace, DXDS

     July 18, 2006, in Digos City, Philippines

Martin Adler, freelance

     June 23, 2006, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Maricel Vigo, DXND

     June 19, 2006, in Mindanao, Philippines

George Vigo, Union of Catholic Asian News

     June 19, 2006, in Mindanao, Philippines

Hayatullah Khan, freelance

     June 16, 2006, in Miran Shah, Pakistan

Ibrahim Seneid, Al-Bashara

     June 13, 2006, in Fallujah, Iraq

Ali Jaafar, Al-Iraqiya

     May 31, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Fernando Batul, DZRH and DYPR

     May 22, 2006, in Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Laith al-Dulaimi, Al-Nahrain

     May 8, 2006, in south of Baghdad, Iraq

Herliyanto, Radar Surabaya and Jimber News Visioner

     April 29, 2006, in Probolinggo, Indonesia

Jorge Aguirre, Cadena Capriles (El Mundo)

     April 5, 2006, in Caracas, Venezuela

So'oud Muzahim al-Shoumari, Al-Baghdadia

     April 4, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Gustavo Rojas Gabalo, Radio Panzenú

     March 20, 2006, in Montería, Colombia

Muhsin Khudhair, Alef Ba

     March 13, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Amjad Hameed, Al-Iraqiya

     March 11, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Munsuf Abdallah al-Khaldi, Baghdad TV

     March 7, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Atwar Bahjat, Al-Arabiya

     February 23, 2006, in Samarra, Iraq

Adnan Khairallah, Wasan Productions and Al-Arabiya

     February 23, 2006, in Samarra, Iraq

Khaled Mahmoud al-Falahi, Wasan Productions and Al-Arabiya

     February 23, 2006, in Samarra, Iraq

Wu Xianghu, Taizhou Wanbao

     February 2, 2006, in Taizhou, China

Subramaniyam Sugitharajah, Sudar Oli

     January 24, 2006, in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Vagif Kochetkov, Trud and Tulsky Molodoi Kommunar

     January 8, 2006, in Tula, Russia

Prahlad Goala, Asomiya Khabar

     January 6, 2006, in Golaghat, India