26 Journalists Killed in Afghanistan since 1992/Motive Confirmed

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Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak


Pajhwok Afghan News, BBC
Afghanistan

James P. Hunter


Fort Campbell Courier, U.S. military publications
Afghanistan

Michelle Lang


Calgary Herald and Canwest News Service
Afghanistan

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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

31% Broadcast reporter
15% Camera Operator
4% Editor
15% Photographer
42% Print reporter/writer
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Medium *

4% Internet
58% Print
31% Radio
19% Television
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Gender

77% Male
23% Female
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Local / Foreign

31% Local
69% Foreign
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Murder Victims

58% Taken Captive
25% Threatened

Type of Death

35% Crossfire/Combat
19% Dangerous Assignment
46% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

67% Complete impunity
33% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

17% Criminal group
8% Local Residents
33% Paramilitary Group
17% Political Group
25% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

4% Crime
12% Human Rights
31% Politics
88% War
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Freelance

19% 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.


26 Journalists Killed in Afghanistan/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Anja Niedringhaus, The Associated Press

     April 4, 2014, in Khost, Afghanistan

Nils Horner, Sveriges Radio

     March 11, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Farhad Taqaddosi, Press TV

     September 20, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, Pajhwok Afghan News, BBC

     July 28, 2011, in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan

James P. Hunter, Fort Campbell Courier, U.S. military publications

     June 24, 2010, in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Rupert Hamer, Sunday Mirror

     January 10, 2010, in an area near Nawa, Afghanistan

Michelle Lang, Calgary Herald and Canwest News Service

     December 30, 2009, in an area south of Kandahar, Afghanistan

Sultan Mohammed Munadi, The New York Times

     September 9, 2009, in an area near Kunduz, Afghanistan

Abdul Samad Rohani, BBC and Pajhwok Afghan News

     June 7 or 8, 2008, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan

Carsten Thomassen, Dagbladet

     January 15, 2008, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Zakia Zaki, Sada-i-Sulh

     June 4, 2007, in Parwan province, Afghanistan

Ajmal Naqshbandi, freelance

     April 8, 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Christian Struwe, freelance

     October 7, 2006, in Baghlan, Afghanistan

Karen Fischer, freelance

     October 7, 2006, in Baghlan, Afghanistan

Abdul Qodus, Aryana TV

     July 22, 2006, in Kandahar, Afghanistan

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

Pierre Billaud, Radio Télévision Luxembourg

     November 11, 2001, in Takhar Province, Afghanistan

Volker Handloik, freelance reporter

     November 11, 2001, in Takhar Province, Afghanistan

Johanne Sutton, Radio France Internationale

     November 11, 2001, in Takhar Province, Afghanistan

Marc Brunereau, freelance

     September 5, 2001, in Taloqan/Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan

Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian News Agency (IRNA)

     August 8, 1998, in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Mirwais Jalil, BBC World Service

     July 29, 1994, in an area near Kabul, Afghanistan



1 Media Worker Killed in Afghanistan

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Sayed Agha, freelance

     March 15, 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan



4 Journalists Killed in Afghanistan/Motive Unconfirmed

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Noor Ahmad Noori, Bost

     January 23, 2014, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan

Samid Khan Bahadarzai, Melma Radio

     February 21 or 22, 2012, in Orgun, Afghanistan

Sayed Hamid Noori, Radio Television Afghanistan

     September 5, 2010, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Jawed Ahmad, freelance

     March 11, 2009, in Kandahar, Afghanistan


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