35 Journalists Murdered in 2012


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

43% Broadcast reporter
9% Camera Operator
11% Columnist / Commentator
20% Editor
6% Photographer
17% Internet reporter/writer
23% Print reporter/writer
11% Producer
9% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

31% Internet
34% Print
37% Radio
31% Television
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Gender

100% Male
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

9% Taken Captive
43% Threatened
3% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

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

11% Criminal group
9% Government Officials
6% Local Residents
9% Military Officials
51% Political Group
20% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

14% Business
20% Corruption
26% Crime
26% Culture
29% Human Rights
77% Politics
6% Sports
37% War
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Freelance

17% 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 2012

  1. Somalia: 12
  2. Pakistan: 5
  3. Syria: 4
  4. Brazil: 4
  5. Ecuador: 1
  1. Thailand: 1
  2. Bangladesh: 1
  3. Philippines: 1
  4. Mexico: 1
  5. Nigeria: 1
  1. Egypt: 1
  2. Russia: 1
  3. Cambodia: 1
  4. India: 1

35 Journalists Murdered in 2012

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Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif, El-Fagr

     December 12, 2012, in Cairo, Egypt

Kazbek Gekkiyev, VGTRK

     December 5, 2012, in Nalchik, Russia

Eduardo Carvalho, Última Hora News

     November 21, 2012, in Campo Grande, Brazil

Rehmatullah Abid, Dunya News TV, Intikhaab

     November 18, 2012, in Panjgur, Baluchistan, Pakistan

Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, Shabelle Media Network

     October 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Ahmed Farah Ilyas, Universal TV

     October 23, 2012, in Las Anod, Somalia

Abdul Haq Baloch, ARY Television

     September 29, 2012, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Hassan Yusuf Absuge, Radio Maanta

     September 21, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Liban Ali Nur, Somali National TV

     September 20, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Abdisatar Daher Sabriye, Radio Mogadishu

     September 20, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Abdirahman Yasin Ali, Radio Hamar

     September 20, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Abdel Karim al-Oqda, Shaam News Network

     September 19, 2012, in Hama, Syria

Hang Serei Odom, Virakchun Khmer Daily

     September 11, 2012, in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia

Mosaab al-Obdaallah, Tishreen

     August 22, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Ali Abbas, SANA

     August 11, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Ihsan al-Buni, Al-Thawra

     July 12, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Valério Luiz de Oliveira, Radio Jornal

     July 5, 2012, in Goiânia, Brazil

Byron Baldeón, Freelance

     July 1, 2012, in El Triunfo, Ecuador

Jamal Uddin, Gramer Kagoj

     June 15, 2012, in Kashipur, Bangladesh

Abdul Qadir Hajizai, WASH TV

     May 28, 2012, in Quetta, Pakistan

Ahmed Addow Anshur, Shabelle Media Network

     May 24, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Razzaq Gul, Express News TV

     May 19, 2012, in Turbat, Pakistan

Farhan Jeemis Abdulle, Radio Daljir and Simba Radio

     May 2, 2012, in Galkayo, Somalia

Regina Martínez Pérez, Proceso

     April 28, 2012, in Xalapa, Mexico

Décio Sá, O Estado do Maranhão and Blog do Décio

     April 23, 2012, in São Luis, Brazil

Mahad Salad Adan, Shabelle Media Network

     April 5, 2012, in Beledweyne, Somalia

Ali Ahmed Abdi, Freelance

     March 4, 2012, in Galkayo, Somalia

Rajesh Mishra, Media Raj

     March 1, 2012, in Rewa, India

Abukar Hassan Mohamoud, Somaliweyn Radio

     February 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Mario Randolfo Marques Lopes, Vassouras na Net

     February 9, 2012, in Barra do Piraí, Brazil

Hassan Osman Abdi, Shabelle Media Network

     January 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Enenche Akogwu, Channels TV

     January 20, 2012, in Kano, Nigeria

Mukarram Khan Aatif, Freelance

     January 17, 2012, in Shabqadar, Pakistan

Wisut "Ae" Tangwittayaporn, Inside Phuket

     January 12, 2012, in Phuket, Thailand

Christopher Guarin, Radyo Mo Nationwide and Tatak News

     January 5, 2012, in General Santos City, Philippines