34 Journalists Killed in India since 1992/Motive Confirmed



Ashok Sodhi


Daily Excelsior
India

Moolchand Yadav


Freelance
India

Pradeep Bhatia


The Hindustan Times
India

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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

15% Broadcast reporter
21% Camera Operator
18% Editor
9% Photographer
41% Print reporter/writer
6% Producer
3% Technician
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Medium *

68% Print
3% Radio
32% Television
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Gender

97% Male
3% Female
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

14% Taken Captive
48% Threatened

Type of Death

38% Dangerous Assignment
62% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

95% Complete impunity
5% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

24% Criminal group
5% Government Officials
5% Local Residents
5% Paramilitary Group
43% Political Group
19% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

24% Business
29% Corruption
15% Crime
24% Culture
18% Human Rights
41% Politics
3% War
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Freelance

15% 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.


34 Journalists Killed in India/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

MVN Shankar, Andhra Prabha

     November 26, 2014, in Andhra Pradesh, India

Tarun Kumar Acharya, Kanak TV, Sambad

     May 27, 2014, in Odisha, India

Sai Reddy, Deshbandhu

     December 6, 2013, in Bijapur District, India

Rajesh Verma, IBN 7

     September 7, 2013, in Muzaffarnagar, India

Narendra Dabholkar, Sadhana

     August 20, 2013, in Pune, India

Dwijamani Singh, Prime News

     December 23, 2012, in Imphal, India

Rajesh Mishra, Media Raj

     March 1, 2012, in Rewa, India

Vijay Pratap Singh, Indian Express

     July 20, 2010, in Allahabad, India

Vikas Ranjan, Hindustan

     November 25, 2008, in Rosera, India

Javed Ahmed Mir, Channel 9

     August 13, 2008, in Srinagar, India

Ashok Sodhi, Daily Excelsior

     May 11, 2008, in Samba, India

Mohammed Muslimuddin, Asomiya Pratidin

     April 1, 2008, in Barpukhuri, India

Prahlad Goala, Asomiya Khabar

     January 6, 2006, in Golaghat, India

Asiya Jeelani, freelance

     April 20, 2004, in Kashmir, India

Veeraboina Yadagiri, Andhra Prabha

     February 21, 2004, in Medak, India

Parvaz Mohammed Sultan, News and Feature Alliance

     January 31, 2003, in Srinagar, India

Ram Chander Chaterpatti, Poora Sach

     November 21, 2002, in Sirsa, India

Moolchand Yadav, Freelance

     July 30, 2001, in Jhansi, India

Pradeep Bhatia, The Hindustan Times

     August 10, 2000, in Srinagar, India

S. Gangadhara Raju, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

S. Krishna, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

G. Raja Sekhar, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

Jagadish Babu, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

P. Srinivas Rao, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

Saidan Shafi, Doordarshan TV

     March 16, 1997, in Srinagar, India

Altaf Ahmed Faktoo, Doordarshan TV

     January 1, 1997, in Srinagar, India

Parag Kumar Das, Asomiya Pratidin

     May 17, 1996, in Assam, India

Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, Rehnuma-e-Kashmir and Saffron Times

     April 10, 1996, in Kashmir, India

Mushtaq Ali, Agence France-Presse and Asian News International

     September 10, 1995, in Srinagar, India

Ghulam Muhammad Lone, Freelancer

     August 29, 1994, in Kangan, India

Dinesh Pathak, Sandesh

     May 22, 1993, in Baroda, India

Bhola Nath Masoom, Hind Samachar

     January 31, 1993, in Rajpura, India

M. L. Manchanda, All India Radio

     May 18, 1992, in Patiala, India

Ram Singh Biling, Azdi Awaz, Daily Ajit

     January 3, 1992, in Jalandhar, India



3 Media Workers Killed in India

     Terminology explained

M. Vinod Kumar, Dinakaran

     May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India

K. Muthuranalingam, Dinakaran

     May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India

G. Gopinath, Dinakaran

     May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India



22 Journalists Killed in India/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Rakesh Sharma, Aaj

     August 23, 2013, in Etawah, India

Jitendra Singh, Prabhat Khabhar

     April 27, 2013, in Jharkhand, India

Nemi Chand Jain, Freelance

     February 12, 2013, in Chhatisgarh, India

Chaitali Santra, Freelance

     September 26, 2012, in South Baksara, India

Chandrika Rai, Navbharat and The Hitavada

     February 18, 2012, in Umaria, India

Jyotirmoy Dey, Midday

     June 11, 2011, in Powai, India

Umesh Rajput, Nai Dunia

     February 22, 2011, in Raipur, India

Hem Chandra Pandey (Hemant Pandey), freelance

     July 2, 2010, in Andhra Pradesh, India

Jagjit Saikia, Amar Asom

     November 20, 2008, in Kokrajhar, India

Arun Narayan Dekate, Tarun Bharat

     June 10, 2006, in Nagpur, India

Dilip Mohapatra, Aji Kagoj

     November 8, 2004, in Bhagirathipur, India

Parmanand Goyal, Punjab Kesari

     September 18, 2003, in Kaithal, India

Indra Mohan Hakasam, Amar Assam

     June 24, 2003, in Goalpara, Assam, India

Yambem Meghajit Singh, Northeast Vision

     October 13, 2002, in Manipur State, India

Paritosh Pandey, Jansatta Express

     April 14, 2002, in Lucknow, India

Thounaojam Brajamani Singh, Manipur News

     August 20, 2000, in Imphal, Manipur, India

V. Selvaraj, Nakkeeran

     July 31, 2000, in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhir Rai, Freelancer

     March 18, 2000, in Deoghar, Jharkand, India

N.A. Lalruhlu, Shan

     October 10, 1999, in Manipur, India

Irfan Hussain, Outlook

     March 13, 1999, in New Delhi, India

Shivani Bhatnagar, Indian Express

     January 23, 1999, in New Delhi, India

Bakshi Tirath Singh, Hind Samachar

     February 27, 1992, in Dhuri, India