72 Journalists Killed in 2015/Motive Confirmed



Jagendra Singh


Freelance
India

Jamal Khalifeh


Freelance
Syria

Danilo López


Prensa Libre
Guatemala

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2016

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

35% Broadcast reporter
21% Camera Operator
10% Columnist / Commentator
17% Editor
17% Photographer
22% Internet reporter/writer
13% Print reporter/writer
10% Producer
4% Publisher/Owner
1% Technician
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Medium *

43% Internet
35% Print
24% Radio
32% Television
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Gender

89% Male
10% Female
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Local / Foreign

92% Local
8% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
60% Threatened
14% Tortured

Type of Death

24% Crossfire/Combat
7% Dangerous Assignment
69% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

80% Complete impunity
16% Partial justice
4% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire

8% Criminal group
11% Government Officials
8% Local Residents
15% Military Officials
54% Political Group
8% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

4% Business
21% Corruption
18% Crime
28% Culture
40% Human Rights
69% Politics
3% Sports
47% War
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Freelance

21% 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.


Deadliest Countries in 2015

  1. Syria: 14
  2. France: 9
  3. Iraq: 6
  4. Brazil: 6
  5. Bangladesh: 5
  6. South Sudan: 5
  7. Yemen: 5
  1. Mexico: 4
  2. Turkey: 3
  3. Somalia: 3
  4. USA: 2
  5. Ukraine: 1
  6. India: 1
  7. Poland: 1
  1. Guatemala: 1
  2. Libya: 1
  3. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1
  4. Kenya: 1
  5. Ghana: 1
  6. Colombia: 1

72 Journalists Killed in 2015/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Naji Jerf, Hentah, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

     December 27, 2015, in Gaziantep, Turkey

Ahmed Mohamed al-Mousa, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

     December 16, 2015, in Idlib, Syria

Zakaria Ibrahim, Al-Jazeera

     December 7, 2015, in Taldou, Homs province, Syria

Hindia Haji Mohamed, Radio Mogadishu, Somali National TV

     December 3, 2015, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Guillaume Barreau-Decherf, Freelance

     November 13, 2015, in Paris, France

Ítalo Eduardo Diniz Barros, Blog Ítalo Diniz

     November 13, 2015, in Governador Nunes Freire, Brazil

Israel Gonçalves Silva, Rádio Itaenga FM

     November 10, 2015, in Lagoa de Itaenga, Brazil

Ahmed Abu al-Hamza, SMART News Agency, Hama Media Center

     November 6, 2015, in Sukayk, Hama province, Syria

Batoul Mokhles al-Warrar, Noor al-Sham; Radio Damascus

     November 3, 2015, in Damascus, Syria

Zaman Mehsud, Daily Ummat, Daily Nai Baat

     November 3, 2015, in Tank, Pakistan

Mustaf Abdi Noor , Freelance

     November 1, 2015, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Faisal Arefin Dipan, Jagriti Prokashoni

     October 31, 2015, in Dhaka , Bangladesh

Fares Hamadi, Eye on the Homeland

     October 30, 2015, in Urfa, Turkey

Ibrahim Abd al-Qader, Eye on the Homeland, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

     October 30, 2015, in Urfa, Turkey

Jomaa Al-Ahmad (Abu al-Nour al-Halabi), Shahba Press Agency

     October 27, 2015, in Aleppo, Syria

Wasem Aledel, Maarat Media Center

     October 23, 2015, in Binin, Idlib province , Syria

Obada Ghazal, SMART News Agency

     September 26, 2015, in Taftanaz, Idlib province, Syria

Bilal Sharaf al-Deen, Al-Masirah TV

     September 17, 2015, in Sana'a, Yemen

Yahya Abdul Hamid, Radio Rasheed

     September 12, 2015, in Mosul, Iraq

George Abanga, Success FM, Peace FM

     September 10, 2015, in Sankore, Ghana

Flor Alba Núñez Vargas, Red Noticias and La Preferida Estereo

     September 10, 2015, in Pitalito, Colombia

Adam Ward, WDBJ7

     August 26, 2015, in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, USA

Alison Parker, WDBJ7

     August 26, 2015, in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, USA

Adel Sayegh , Salaheddin TV

     August 2015, in Mosul, Iraq

Niloy Neel, Freelance

     August 7, 2015, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Gleydson Carvalho, Radio Liberdade FM 90.3

     August 6, 2015, in Camocim, Brazil

Rubén Espinosa Becerril, Proceso, AVC Noticias, Cuartoscuro

     July 31, 2015, in Mexico City, Mexico

Thaer al-Ajlani, Sham FM; al-Watan

     July 27, 2015, in Damascus, Syria

Jalaa al-Abadi, Nineveh Reporters Network

     July 15, 2015, in Mosul, Iraq

Filadelfo Sánchez Sarmiento, La Favorita 103.3FM La Voz de la Sierra Sur

     July 2, 2015, in Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Oaxaca, Mexico

Mohammed al-Asfar, Al-Jazeera

     June 26, 2015, in Daraa, Syria

Łukasz Masiak, Nasza Mława

     June 14, 2015, in Mława, Poland

Jagendra Singh, Freelance

     June 8, 2015, in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India

Ammar al-Shami, Qasioun News

     May 31, 2015, in Marj al-Sultan, Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Djalma Santos da Conceição, RCA FM

     May 22 or 23, 2015, in Conceição da Feira, Brazil

Abdullah Qabil, Yemen Youth TV, Belqees TV

     May 21, 2015, in Dhamar, Yemen

Youssef al-Ayzari, Suhail TV

     May 21, 2015, in Dhamar, Yemen

Evany José Metzker, Coruja do Vale

     May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, or 18, 2015, in Padre Paraíso, Brazil

Ananta Bijoy Das, Freelance

     May 12, 2015, in Sylhet, Bangladesh

Armando Saldaña Morales, La Ke Buena 100.9 FM

     May 2,3 or 4, 2015, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Firas al-Baher, Nineveh al-Ghad

     May 1, 2015, in Mosul, Iraq

John Kituyi, Mirror Weekly

     April 30, 2015, in Eldoret, Kenya

Daud Ali Omar, Radio Baidoa

     April 29, 2015, in Baidoa, Somalia

Thaer Al-Ali, Rai al-Nas

     April 26, 2015, in Mosul, Iraq

Muftah al-Qatrani, Al-Anwar

     April 22, 2015, in Benghazi, Libya , Libya

Mohamed Shamsan, Yemen Today

     April 20, 2015, in Sana'a, Yemen

Humam Najjar (Abu Yazan al-Halabi), Aleppo Today

     April 16, 2015, in Aleppo, Syria

Soleil Balanga, Radio Monkoto Soso Aleli

     April 16, 2015, in Monkoto, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jamal Khalifeh, Freelance

     April 1, 2015, in Yarmouk, Damascus, Syria

Washiqur Rahman Babu, Freelance

     March 30, 2015, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Fadel al-Hadidi, Mosul al-Youm; Sada al-Iraq

     Unknown, in Mosul, Iraq

Danilo López, Prensa Libre

     March 10, 2015, in Mazatenango, Guatemala

Noureddine Hashim, Al Etihad Press

     March 8, 2015, in Damascus, Syria

Gerardo Ceferino Servían, Ciudad Nueva FM

     March 5, 2015, in Ponta Porã, Brazil

Serhiy Nikolayev, Segodnya

     February 28, 2015, in Peski, Ukraine

Avijit Roy, Freelance

     February 26, 2015, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kenji Goto, Freelance

     January 2015, in Unknown, Syria

Randa George, Raja FM

     January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan

Dalia Marko, Raja FM

     January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan

Musa Mohamed, Raja FM

     January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan

Boutros Martin, South Sudan Television

     January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan

Adam Juma, Raja FM

     January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan

Bernard Maris, Freelance

     January 7, 2015, in Paris, France

Georges Wolinski, Charlie Hebdo

     January 7, 2015, in Paris, France

Jean Cabut (Cabu), Charlie Hebdo

     January 7, 2015, in Paris, France

Stephane Charbonnier (Charb), Charlie Hebdo

     January 7, 2015, in Paris, France

Bernard Verlhac (Tignous), Freelance

     January 7, 2015, in Paris, France

Elsa Cayat, Freelance

     January 7, 2015, in Paris, France

Moustapha Ourrad, Charlie Hebdo

     January 7, 2015, in Paris, France

Philippe Honoré, Freelance

     January 7, 2015, in Paris, France

Khaled al-Washli, Al-Masirah TV

     January 4, 2015, in Dhamar, Yemen

José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo , La Unión

     January 2, 2015, in Medellín de Bravo, Veracruz, Mexico



3 Media Workers Killed in 2015

     Terminology explained

Arshad Ali Jafri, Geo TV

     September 8, 2015, in Karachi, Pakistan

Monir Aklan, Yemen Today

     April 20, 2015, in Sana'a, Yemen

Hazzam Mohamed Zeid, Yemen Today

     April 20, 2015, in Sana'a, Yemen



25 Journalists Killed in 2015/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Mashiur Rahman Utsho, Juger Alo

     December 24, 2015, in Rangpur, Bangladesh

Orislândio Timóteo Araujo, Blog do Roberto Lano

     November 21, 2015, in Buriticupu, Brazil

Jose Bernardo, DWBL and DWIZ Radio; Bandera Pilipino

     October 31, 2015, Philippines

Christophe Nkezabahizi, Radio Television Nationale du Burundi

     October 13, 2015, in Bujumbura, Burundi

Hemant Yadav, TV24

     October 3, 2015, in Dheena, India

Paulo Machava , Diario de Noticias

     August 28, 2015, in Maputo, Mozambique

Cosme Maestrado, DXOC Radio

     August 27, 2015, in Ozamiz City, Philippines

Teodoro Escanilla, DZMS Radio

     August 19, 2015, in Barcelona, Philippines

Gregorio Ybanez, Kabuhayan News Service

     August 19, 2015, in Tagum City, Philippines

Peter Julius Moi, Freelance

     August 19, 2015, in Juba, South Sudan

Rasim Aliyev, Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety, Azerbaijan News Network

     August 9, 2015, in Baku, Azerbaijan

Akshay Singh, Aaj Tak

     July 4, 2015, in Meghnagar, Madhya Pradesh, India

Juan Mendoza Delgado, Escribiendo la Verdad

     June 30 or July 1, 2015, in Veracruz, Mexico

Sandeep Kothari, Freelance

     June 19 or 20, 2015, in Wardha District, Maharashtra, India

Pow James Raeth, Radio Tamazuj

     May 20, 2015, in Akobo, Jonglei State, South Sudan

Melinda "Mei" Magsino, Philippine Daily Inquirer

     April 13, 2015, in Batangas City, Philippines

Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani, Freelance

     March 18, 2015, in Sana'a, Yemen

Federico Salazar, Radio Nuevo Mundo

     March 10, 2015, in Mazatenango, Guatemala

Edgar Quintero, Radio Luna

     March 2, 2015, in Palmira, Colombia

Ivanildo Viana, 100.5 FM Lider

     February 27, 2015, in Paraíba, Brazil

Luis Carlos Peralta Cuéllar, Linda Stereo

     February 14, 2015, in Doncello, Colombia

Maurito Lim, dyRD

     February 14, 2015, in Tagbilaran City, Philippines

Nerlita Ledesma, Abante

     January 8, 2015, in Balanga City, Philippines

Fayez Abu Halawa, Orient News

     January 2, 2015, in Abtaa, Daraa province, Syria

Dirar al-Jahad, Local Coordination Committees, Abtaa Media Office

     January 2, 2015, in Abtaa, Syria