715 Journalists Murdered since 1992


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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

28% Broadcast reporter
8% Camera Operator
16% Columnist / Commentator
24% Editor
9% Photographer
6% Internet reporter/writer
33% Print reporter/writer
9% Producer
9% Publisher/Owner
4% Technician
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Medium *

7% Internet
59% Print
27% Radio
25% Television
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Gender

93% Male
7% Female
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Local / Foreign

93% Local
7% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
37% Threatened
12% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

88% Complete impunity
8% Partial justice
4% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

16% Criminal group
25% Government Officials
5% Local Residents
8% Military Officials
5% Mob Violence
9% Paramilitary Group
33% Political Group
22% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

9% Business
31% Corruption
23% Crime
14% Culture
18% Human Rights
50% Politics
5% Sports
27% War
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Freelance

13% 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.


20 Deadliest Countries

  1. Iraq: 103
  2. Philippines: 75
  3. Algeria: 58
  4. Colombia: 41
  5. Somalia: 36
  6. Russia: 36
  7. Pakistan: 32
  1. Brazil: 27
  2. Mexico: 27
  3. India: 19
  4. Turkey: 18
  5. Rwanda: 17
  6. Tajikistan: 14
  7. Bangladesh: 14
  1. Afghanistan: 12
  2. Syria: 10
  3. Sri Lanka: 10
  4. Sierra Leone: 9
  5. Nigeria: 8
  6. Peru: 8

Portraits of Murdered Journalists

Aung Kyaw Naing, "Par Gyi"

, Freelance, October 4, 2014, in Kyaikmayaw, Burma

James Foley

, Freelance, August 2014, in Unknown, Syria

Yusuf Ahmed Abukar

, Radio Ergo, Mustaqbal Radio, June 21, 2014, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Muftah Bu Zeid

, Brnieq, May 26, 2014, in Benghazi, Libya

Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz

, Notisur and Liberal del Sur, Between February 5 and 11, 2014, in Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico

Claude Verlon

, Radio France Internationale, November 1, 2013, in Kidal, Mali

Ghislaine Dupont

, Radio France Internationale, November 1, 2013, in Kidal, Mali

Mohamed Mohamud

, Universal TV, October 26, 2013, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev

, Novoye Delo, July 9, 2013, in Semender, Russia

Mohamed Ibrahim Raage

, Radio Mogadishu, Somali National Television, April 21, 2013, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Walgney Assis Carvalho

, Freelance, April 14, 2013, in Coronel Fabriciano, Brazil

Mikhail Beketov

, Khimkinskaya Pravda, April 8, 2013, in Khimki, Russia

Abdihared Osman Aden

, Shabelle Media Network, January 18, 2013, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif

, El-Fagr, December 12, 2012, in Cairo, Egypt

Kazbek Gekkiyev

, VGTRK, December 5, 2012, in Nalchik, Russia

Ahmed Farah Ilyas

, Universal TV, October 23, 2012, in Las Anod, 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

Ahmed Addow Anshur

, Shabelle Media Network, May 24, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Farhan Jeemis Abdulle

, Radio Daljir and Simba Radio, May 2, 2012, in Galkayo, Somalia

Mahad Salad Adan

, Shabelle Media Network, April 5, 2012, in Beledweyne, Somalia

Ali Ahmed Abdi

, Freelance, March 4, 2012, in Galkayo, Somalia

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

Abdisalan Sheikh Hassan

, Freelance, December 18, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Gadzhimurad Kamalov

, Chernovik, December 15, 2011, in Makhachkala, Russia

Rafiq Tagi

, Freelance, November 23, 2011, in Baku, Azerbaijan

Zakariya Isa

, Nigeria Television Authority, October 22, 2011, in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Hadi al-Mahdi

, Freelance, September 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq

José Agustín Silvestre de los Santos

, La Voz de la Verdad, Caña TV, August 2, 2011, in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Romeo Olea

, DWEB, June 13, 2011, in Iriga City, Philippines

Saleem Shahzad

, Asia Times Online, May 29 or 30, 2011, in Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan

Nasrullah Khan Afridi

, Pakistan Television and Mashriq, May 10, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Sylvain Gagnetau Lago

, Radio Yopougon, May 8, 2011, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Luis Emanuel Ruiz Carrillo

, La Prensa, March 25, 2011, in Monterrey, Mexico

Gerardo Ortega

, DWAR, January 24, 2011, in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

Wali Khan Babar

, Geo TV, January 13, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan

Francisco Gomes de Medeiros

, Radio Caicó, October 18, 2010, in Caicó, Brazil

Riad al-Saray

, Al-Iraqiya, September 7, 2010, in Baghdad, Iraq

Alberto Graves Chakussanga

, Radio Despertar, September 5, 2010, in Luanda, Angola

Aleh Byabenin

, Charter 97, September 3, 2010, in an area outside Minsk, Belarus

Sokratis Giolias

, Thema 98.9, Troktiko, July 19, 2010, in Athens, Greece

Jean-Léonard Rugambage

, Umuvugizi, June 26, 2010, in Kigali, Rwanda

Sardasht Osman

, freelance, May 5, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq

Sheikh Nur Mohamed Abkey

, Radio Mogadishu, May 4, 2010, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Sunday Gyang Bwede

, The Light Bearer, April 24, 2010, in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Nathan S. Dabak

, The Light Bearer, April 24, 2010, in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Muhammad al-Rabou'e

, Al-Qahira, February 13, 2010, in Beni Qais, Yemen

Valentín Valdés Espinosa

, Zócalo de Saltillo, January 8, 2010, in Saltillo, Mexico

Bayo Ohu

, The Guardian, September 20, 2009, in Lagos, Nigeria

Christian Gregorio Poveda Ruiz

, freelance, September 2, 2009, in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador

Abdulmalik Akhmedilov

, Hakikat and Sogratl, August 11, 2009, in Makhachkala , Russia

Natalya Estemirova

, Novaya Gazeta, Kavkazsky Uzel, July 15, 2009, in between Grozny and Gazi-Yurt , Russia

Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe

, Radio Shabelle, June 8, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

José Everardo Aguilar

, Radio Súper and Bolívar Estéreo, April 29, 2009, in Patía, Colombia

Said Tahlil Ahmed

, HornAfrik, February 2, 2009, in Mogadishu , Somalia

Anastasiya Baburova

, Novaya Gazeta , January 19, 2009, in Moscow , Russia

Uma Singh

, Janakpur Today, Radio Today , January 11, 2009, in Janakpur , Nepal

Lasantha Wickramatunga

, The Sunday Leader, January 8, 2009, in an area outside Colombo, Sri Lanka

Armando Rodríguez Carreón

, El Diario de Ciudad Juárez, November 13, 2008, in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Ivo Pukanic

, Nacional, October 23, 2008, in Zagreb, Croatia

Telman (Abdulla) Alishayev

, TV-Chirkei , September 2, 2008, in Makhachkala, Russia

Magomed Yevloyev

, Ingushetiya, August 31, 2008, in Nazran, Russia

Dennis Cuesta

, DXMD , August 9, 2008, in General Santos City, Philippines

Soran Mama Hama

, Livin, July 21, 2008, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Abdul Samad Rohani

, BBC and Pajhwok Afghan News , June 7 or 8, 2008, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan

Nasteh Dahir Farah

, freelance , June 7, 2008, in Kismayo, Somalia

Alisher Saipov

, Siyosat, October 24, 2007, in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Carlos Salgado

, Radio Cadena Voces, October 18, 2007, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tito Alberto Palma

, Radio Mayor Otaño and Radio Chaco Boreal, August 22, 2007, in Mayor Otaño, Paraguay

Mahad Ahmed Elmi

, Capital Voice, August 11, 2007, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Ali Sharmarke

, HornAfrik, August 11, 2007, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Chauncey Bailey

, Oakland Post, August 2, 2007, in Oakland, USA

Khalid W. Hassan

, The New York Times, July 13, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Serge Maheshe

, Radio Okapi, June 13, 2007, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Zakia Zaki

, Sada-i-Sulh, June 4, 2007, in Parwan province, Afghanistan

Saif Laith Yousuf

, ABC News, May 17, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Alaa Uldeen Aziz

, ABC News , May 17, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho

, Jornal do Porto, JC Regional, and Rádio Porto FM , May 5, 2007, in Porto Ferreira, Brazil

Ajmal Naqshbandi

, freelance , April 8, 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Khamail Khalaf

, Radio Free Iraq, April 5, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ivan Safronov

, Kommersant, March 2, 2007, in Moscow, Russia

Hrant Dink

, Agos, January 19, 2007, in Istanbul, Turkey

Ahmed Hadi Naji

, Associated Press Television News, January 5, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Aswan Ahmed Lutfallah

, APTN, December 12, 2006, in Mosul, Iraq

Maksim Maksimov

, Gorod, November 30, 2006, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Anna Politkovskaya

, Novaya Gazeta, October 7, 2006, in Moscow, Russia

Ogulsapar Muradova

, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, September 2006, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed

, Al-Wifaq, September 6, 2006, in Khartoum, Sudan

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

Ali Jaafar

, Al-Iraqiya, May 31, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Fernando Batul

, DZRH and DYPR, May 22, 2006, in Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Jorge Aguirre

, Cadena Capriles (El Mundo), April 5, 2006, in Caracas, Venezuela

Atwar Bahjat

, Al-Arabiya, February 23, 2006, in Samarra, Iraq

Vagif Kochetkov

, Trud and Tulsky Molodoi Kommunar, January 8, 2006, in Tula, Russia

Gebran Tueni

, Al-Nahar, December 12, 2005, in Beirut, Lebanon

Firas Maadidi

, As-Saffir and Al-Masar, September 20, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

Steven Vincent

, freelance, August 3, 2005, in Basra, Iraq

Adnan al-Bayati

, TG3, July 23, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq

Magomedzagid Varisov

, Novoye Delo, June 28, 2005, in Makhachkala, Russia

Samir Qassir

, Al-Nahar, June 2, 2005, in Beirut, Lebanon

Pavel Makeev

, Puls, May 21, 2005, in Azov, Russia

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

Elmar Huseynov

, Monitor, March 2, 2005, in Baku, Azerbaijan

Raeda Wazzan

, Al-Iraqiya, February 25, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq

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

Deyda Hydara

, The Point, December 16, 2004, in Banjul, Gambia

Gene Boyd Lumawag

, MindaNews, November 12, 2004, in Jolo, Philippines

María José Bravo

, La Prensa, November 9, 2004, in Juigalpa, Nicaragua

Karam Hussein

, European Pressphoto Agency, October 14, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq

Enzo Baldoni

, freelance, August 26, 2004, in an area near Najaf, Iraq

Paul Klebnikov

, Forbes Russia, July 9, 2004, in Moscow, Russia

Francisco Javier Ortiz Franco

, Zeta, June 22, 2004, in Tijuana, Mexico

Dusko Jovanovic

, Dan, May 28, 2004, in Podgorica, Serbia

Manik Saha

, New Age, January 15, 2004, in Khulna, Bangladesh

Dmitry Zavadsky

, ORT, November 28, 2003, in Minsk, Belarus

Ahmed Shawkat

, Bilah Ittijah, October 28, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq

Jean Hélène

, Radio France Internationale, October 21, 2003, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Aleksei Sidorov

, Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye, October 9, 2003, in Togliatti, Russia

Zahra Kazemi

, freelance, July 10, 2003, in Tehran, Iran

Richard Wild

, freelance, July 5, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

Yuri Shchekochikhin

, Novaya Gazeta, July 3, 2003, in Moscow, Russia

Daniel Pearl

, The Wall Street Journal, Date unknown in 2002, in Karachi, Pakistan

Tim Lopes

, TV Globo, June 3, 2002, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Edgar Damalerio

, Zamboanga Scribe and DXKP Radio, May 13, 2002, in Pagadian City, Philippines

Valery Ivanov

, Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye, April 29, 2002, in Togliatti, Russia

Natalya Skryl

, Nashe Vremya, March 9, 2002, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Orlando Sierra Hernández

, La Patria, February 1, 2002, in Manizales, Colombia

Brignol Lindor

, Radio Echo 2000, December 3, 2001, in Petit-Goâve, Haiti

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

Eduard Markevich

, Novy Reft, September 18, 2001, in Reftinsky, Sverdlovsk Region, Russia

Moolchand Yadav

, Freelance, July 30, 2001, in Jhansi, India

Georgy Sanaya

, Rustavi-2, July 26, 2001, in Tbilisi, Georgia

Carlos Cardoso

, Metical, November 22, 2000, in Maputo, Mozambique

Georgy Gongadze

, Ukrainska Pravda, September 16, 2000, in Kyiv, Ukraine

Igor Domnikov

, Novaya Gazeta, July 16, 2000, in Moscow, Russia

José Luis López de la Calle

, El Mundo, May 7, 2000, in Andoain, Spain

Jean Léopold Dominique

, Radio Haïti Inter, April 3, 2000, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Vladimir Yatsina

, ITAR-TASS, February 20, 2000, in Chechnya, Russia

Ahmet Taner Kislali

, Cumhuriyet, October 21, 1999, in Ankara, Turkey

Sander Thoenes

, Freelancer, September 21, 1999, in Dili, East Timor

Jaime Garzón

, Radionet, Caracol Noticias, August 13, 1999, in Bogotá, Colombia

Slavko Curuvija

, Dnevni Telegraf, Evropljanin, April 11, 1999, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Philip True

, San Antonio Express-News, December 15, 1998, in Jalisco, Mexico

Norbert Zongo

, L'indepéndent, December 13, 1998, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Tara Singh Hayer

, Indo-Canadian Times, November 18, 1998, in Vancouver, Canada

Larisa Yudina

, Sovietskaya Kalmykia Segodnya, June 8, 1998, in Elista, Russia

José Luis Cabezas

, Noticias, January 25, 1997, in Pinamar, Argentina

Ramzan Khadzhiev

, Russian Public TV (ORT), August 11, 1996, in Grozny, Russia

Veronica Guerin

, Sunday Independent, June 26, 1996, in Dublin, Ireland

Nina Yefimova

, Vozrozhdeniye, May 9, 1996, in Grozny, Russia

Nadezhda Chaikova

, Obshchaya Gazeta, March 30, 1996, in Gehki, Russia

Viktor Nikulin

, Russian Public TV (ORT), March 28, 1996, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Brian Smith

, CJOH-TV, August 1, 1995, in Ottawa, Canada

Vladislav Listyev

, Russian Public Television (OTR), March 1, 1995, in Moscow, Russia

Dmitry Kholodov

, Mosckovski Komsomolets, October 17, 1994, in Moscow, Russia

Tabarali Saidaliev

, Ba Pesh, October 21, 1993, Tajikistan

Anthony Macharia

, Reuters, July 12, 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Hansi Krauss

, Associated Press, July 12, 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Dan Eldon

, Reuters, July 12, 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Hosea Maina

, Reuters, July 12, 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Khushvaht Muborakshoev

, Tajikistan State Television, December, 1992, in place of death unknown, Tajikistan

Filolisho Khilvatshoev

, Payomi Dushanbe, December, 1992, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Tavakkal Faizulloev

, Subhi Yovon, November 17, 1992, in an unknown place, Tajikistan

Musa Anter

, Ozgur Gundem, September 20, 1992, in Diyarbakir, Turkey

Huseyin Deniz

, Ozgur Gundem, August 9, 1992, in Ceylanpinar, Turkey

Manuel de Dios Unanue

, El Diario/La Prensa, March 11, 1992, in New York City, USA