27 Journalists Murdered in 2014


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

37% Broadcast reporter
4% Camera Operator
4% Columnist / Commentator
15% Editor
15% Photographer
15% Internet reporter/writer
44% Print reporter/writer
4% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

26% Internet
59% Print
30% Radio
26% Television
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Gender

96% Male
4% Female
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Local / Foreign

89% Local
11% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
33% Threatened
15% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

96% Complete impunity
4% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire

30% Criminal group
15% Government Officials
7% Local Residents
4% Military Officials
4% Mob Violence
30% Political Group
22% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

33% Corruption
37% Crime
11% Culture
37% Human Rights
56% Politics
22% War
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Freelance

30% 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 2014

  1. Somalia: 4
  2. Paraguay: 3
  3. Syria: 3
  4. Pakistan: 3
  5. India: 2
  1. Mexico: 2
  2. Brazil: 2
  3. Myanmar: 1
  4. Libya: 1
  5. Guinea: 1
  1. Bangladesh: 1
  2. South Africa: 1
  3. Philippines: 1
  4. Ukraine: 1
  5. Yemen: 1

27 Journalists Murdered in 2014

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Marcos de Barros Leopoldo Guerra, Ubatuba Cobra

     December 23, 2014, in Ubatuba, Brazil

Luke Somers, Freelance

     December 6, 2014, in Shabwa province, Yemen

Mohamed Isaq, Kalsan TV

     December 5, 2014, in Baidoa, Somalia

Abdulkadir Ahmed, Freelance

     December 5, 2014, in Baidoa, Somalia

MVN Shankar, Andhra Prabha

     November 26, 2014, in Andhra Pradesh, India

Abdirizak Ali Abdi, Freelance

     November 16, 2014, in Galkayo, Puntland, Somalia

Pablo Medina Velázquez, ABC Color

     October 16, 2014, in Curuguaty, Paraguay

Aung Kyaw Naing, "Par Gyi", Freelance

     October 4, 2014, in Kyaikmayaw, Myanmar

Facely Camara, Liberté FM

     September 16, 2014, in Womé, Guinea

Steven Sotloff, Freelance

     August or September, 2014, in Unknown, Syria

Irshad Mastoi, Online International News Network, ARY News

     August 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

Ghulam Rasool, Online International News Network

     August 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

James Foley, Freelance

     August 2014, in Unknown, Syria

Octavio Rojas Hernández, El Buen Tono

     August 11, 2014, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Yusuf Ahmed Abukar, Radio Ergo, Mustaqbal Radio

     June 21, 2014, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Edgar Pantaleón Fernández Fleitas, Belén Comunicaciones

     June 19, 2014, in Concepción, Paraguay

Tarun Kumar Acharya, Kanak TV, Sambad

     May 27, 2014, in Odisha, India

Muftah Bu Zeid, Brnieq

     May 26, 2014, in Benghazi, Libya

Sadrul Alam Nipul, Dainik Mathabhanga

     May 21, 2014, in Chuadanga, Bangladesh

Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz Garay, Radio Amambay

     May 16, 2014, in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay

Al-Moutaz Bellah Ibrahim, Shaam News Network

     May 4, 2014, in Raqqa, Syria

Rubylita Garcia, Remate, dwAD

     April 6, 2014, in Bacoor City, Philippines

Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, Notisur and Liberal del Sur

     Between February 5 and 11, 2014, in Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico

Vyacheslav Veremiy, Vesti

     February 19, 2014, in Kiev, Ukraine

Pedro Palma, Panorama Regional

     February 13, 2014, in Miguel Pereira, Brazil

Michael Tshele, Freelance

     January 13, 2014, in Britz, South Africa

Shan Dahar, Abb Takk Television

     January 1, 2014, in Larkana, Pakistan