50 Journalists Murdered in 2015


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

30% Broadcast reporter
8% Camera Operator
14% Columnist / Commentator
24% Editor
8% Photographer
20% Internet reporter/writer
14% Print reporter/writer
12% Producer
6% Publisher/Owner
2% Technician
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Medium *

46% Internet
44% Print
30% Radio
14% Television
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Gender

90% Male
10% Female
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Local / Foreign

88% Local
12% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
60% Threatened
14% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

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

12% Criminal group
14% Government Officials
6% Local Residents
64% Political Group
10% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

2% Business
26% Corruption
22% Crime
32% Culture
42% Human Rights
78% Politics
30% War
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Freelance

22% 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 2015

  1. France: 8
  2. Brazil: 6
  3. Iraq: 6
  4. South Sudan: 5
  5. Bangladesh: 5
  6. Mexico: 4
  1. Turkey: 3
  2. Syria: 2
  3. Somalia: 2
  4. Guatemala: 1
  5. India: 1
  6. Pakistan: 1
  1. Ghana: 1
  2. Colombia: 1
  3. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1
  4. Poland: 1
  5. Kenya: 1
  6. Libya: 1

50 Journalists Murdered in 2015

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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

Hindia Haji Mohamed, Radio Mogadishu, Somali National TV

     December 3, 2015, in Mogadishu, Somalia

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

Zaman Mehsud, Daily Ummat, Daily Nai Baat

     November 3, 2015, in Tank, Pakistan

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

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

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

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

Łukasz Masiak, Nasza Mława

     June 14, 2015, in Mława, Poland

Jagendra Singh, Freelance

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

Djalma Santos da Conceição, RCA FM

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

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

Soleil Balanga, Radio Monkoto Soso Aleli

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

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

Gerardo Ceferino Servían, Ciudad Nueva FM

     March 5, 2015, in Ponta Porã, Brazil

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

José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo , La Unión

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