48 Journalists Killed in 2016/Motive Confirmed


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2017

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

27% Broadcast reporter
33% Camera Operator
8% Editor
33% Photographer
29% Internet reporter/writer
15% Print reporter/writer
6% Producer
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Medium *

52% Internet
21% Print
19% Radio
40% Television
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Gender

98% Male
2% Female
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Local / Foreign

90% Local
10% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
67% Threatened

Type of Death

54% Crossfire/Combat
6% Dangerous Assignment
38% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

94% Complete impunity
6% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire

6% Criminal group
2% Local Residents
23% Military Officials
2% Paramilitary Group
58% Political Group
10% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

4% Business
19% Corruption
17% Crime
13% Culture
17% Human Rights
38% Politics
4% Sports
75% 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 2016

  1. Syria: 14
  2. Yemen: 6
  3. Iraq: 6
  4. Afghanistan: 4
  5. Libya: 3
  1. Somalia: 3
  2. Turkey: 2
  3. India: 2
  4. Pakistan: 2
  5. Mexico: 2
  1. Myanmar: 1
  2. Guinea: 1
  3. Brazil: 1
  4. Ukraine: 1

48 Journalists Killed in 2016/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Mohammad Nasir Mudasir , Melli Paigham Radio

     December 15, 2016, in Mohammed Agha District, Logar Province, Afghanistan

Soe Moe Tun , Daily Eleven

     December 13, 2016, in Monywa, Myanmar

Awab al-Zubiry, Freelance

     November 18, 2016, in Taiz, Yemen

Mohsen Khazaei, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting

     November 12, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Mahad Ali Mohamed , Codka Mudug Radio

     November 6, 2016, in Galkayo, Somalia

Naimatullah Zaheer, Ariana News

     November 4, 2016, in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Abdul Salam Kanaan, Al-Jisr TV

     October 31, 2016, in Zafraneh, Syria

Ali Risan, Al-Sumaria TV

     October 22, 2016, in Al-Shura, Nineveh Province, Iraq

Ahmet Haceroğlu, Türkmeneli TV

     October 21, 2016, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Jeroen Oerlemans , Freelance

     October 2, 2016, in Sirte, Libya

Abdiaziz Ali, Radio Shabelle

     September 27, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Taha Shawkat Al-Halou, Freelance

     August 27, 2016, in Daret Ezza, Aleppo province, Syria

Mustafa Said, Kurdistan TV

     August 14, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq

Shehzad Ahmed, Aaj News

     August 8, 2016, in Quetta, Pakistan

Mehmood Khan, DawnNews

     August 8, 2016, in Quetta, Pakistan

Mubarak al-Abadi, Nabaa Media Foundation

     August 5, 2016, in Al-Ghail, Al-Jawf Province, Yemen

Ahmad Hallak, Al-Buraq Media Institution

     August 2, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Mohammed Sayyed Hassan, All4Syria, Al-Nabaa Media Center

     August 1, 2016, in Atareb, Syria

João Miranda do Carmo, SAD Sem Censura

     July 24, 2016, in Santo Antônio do Descoberto, Brazil

Abdelqadir Fassouk, Arraed Satellite TV

     July 21, 2016, in Sirte, Libya

Pavel Sheremet, Ukrainska Pravda, Radio Vesti

     July 20, 2016, in Kiev, Ukraine

Sami Jawdat Rabah, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

     October 2015 - June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Samer Mohammed Aboud, Free Deir al-Zour Radio, Development Interaction Network

     October 2015 - June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Mustafa Abdul Hassa, Shaam News Network

     October 2015 - June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Mohammed Eissa, Nateq Network

     October 2015 - June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Abdullah Mohammad Ghannam, Shahba Press Agency

     July 14, 2016, in Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Ali Mahmud, Al-Ghadeer TV

     July 13, 2016, in Qayyarah, Nineveh province, Iraq

Ibrahim Omar, Al Jazeera

     July 11, 2016, in Tarmanin, Idlib, Syria

Khaled Eissa , Freelance

     June 25, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Khaled al-Zintani , Freelance

     June 24, 2016, in Benghazi, Libya

Elidio Ramos Zárate, El Sur

     June 19, 2016, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Rohat Aktaş, Azadiya Welat

     January 30 to February 24, 2016, in Cizre, Turkey

David Gilkey, National Public Radio

     June 5, 2016, in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan

Zabihullah Tamanna, National Public Radio

     June 5, 2016, in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan

Osama Jumaa, Images Live

     June 5, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Sagal Salad Osman, Radio Mogadishu

     June 5, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Rajdev Ranjan, Hindustan

     May 13, 2016, in Siwan, Bihar, India

Zaher al-Shurqat, Aleppo Today

     April 12, 2016, in Gaziantep, Turkey

Mohammed Ghalib al-Majidi, Freelance

     March 21, 2016, in Taiz, Yemen

Majid Dirani, Freelance

     February 19, 2016, in Daraya, Syria

Ahmed al-Shaibani, Yaman News, Yemen TV

     February 16, 2016, in Taiz, Yemen

Karun Misra, Jansandesh Times

     February 13, 2016, in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

El-Hadj Mohamed Diallo , Guinée7, Afrik

     February 5, 2016, in Conakry, Guinea

Hashim al-Hamran, Al-Masirah TV

     January 22, 2016, in Dahyan, Saada Province, Yemen

Marcos Hernández Bautista , Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca

     January 21, 2016, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Almigdad Mojalli, Freelance

     January 17, 2016, in Hamam Jarif, Yemen

Hassan al-Anbaki, Al-Sharqiya

     January 12, 2016, in Baquba, Diyala province, Iraq

Saif Talal, Al-Sharqiya

     January 12, 2016, in Baquba, Diyala province, Iraq



2 Media Workers Killed in 2016

     Terminology explained

Ali Ghani, Al-Ahad TV

     August 20, 2016, in Jaziret al-Khalideya, Iraq

Mahmoud Shabaan al-Haj Hadhir, Al-Aan FM

     October 2015 - June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria



29 Journalists Killed in 2016/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Larry Que, Catanduanes News Now

     December 20, 2016, in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines

Jesús Adrián Rodríguez Samaniego , Antena 102.5 FM and Antena 760 AM

     December 10, 2016, in Chihuahua City, Mexico

Isaac Vuni, Freelance

     June 4 - September 26, 2016, in Kerepi, South Sudan

Mohammed Thabet al-Obeidi, Radio Baba Gurgur

     December 6, 2016, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Shukri Zaynadin, Kurdish News Network

     November 29, 2016, in Amedi, Duhok province, Iraq

Hernán David Choquepata Ordoñez , La Ribereña

     November 20, 2016, in Camaná, Peru

Marcel Lubala , Radio Télévision nationale congolaise

     November 15, 2016, in Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dharmendra Singh, Dainik Bhaskar

     November 12, 2016, in Sasaram, Bihar, India

Luciano Fernandes, Olhos de Águia

     October 25, 2016, in Piauí, Brazil

Yaqoub Sharafat , Radio Television Afghanistan

     October 16, 2016, in Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan

Aurelio Cabrera Campos , El Gráfico de la Sierra

     September 15, 2016, in Huauchinango, Mexico

Kishore Dave, Jai Hind

     August 22, 2016, in Junagadh, Gujarat, India

Widad Hussein, Roj News

     August 13, 2016, in Dohuk, Iraq

Pedro Tamayo Rosas, Freelance

     July 20, 2016, in Veracruz, Mexico

Jacinto Hernández Torres, La Estrella

     June 10-12, 2016, in Garland, Texas, USA

Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López , Radio Ilusión

     June 25, 2016, in Coatepeque, Guatemala

Abdul Wahed Abdul Ghany, Anadan Media Center

     June 21, 2016, in Mallah, Syria

Alex Balcoba, People’s Brigada

     May 27, 2016, in Manila, Philippines

Alaa Qassem Mohan, Al-Ahed Radio

     May 20, 2016, in Baghdad, Iraq

Manuel Santiago Torres González, Noticias MT

     May 14, 2016, in Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

Akhilesh Pratap, Taaza TV

     May 12, 2016, in Chatra, Jharkhand, India

Francisco Pacheco Beltrán, Sol de Acapulco and Foro de Taxco

     April 25, 2016, in Taxco, Guerrero state, Mexico

Nicolás Humberto García, Radio Expressa

     March 10, 2016, in Tacuba, El Salvador

João Valdecir de Borba, Radio Difusora AM

     March 10, 2016, in São Jorge do Oeste, Brazil

Moisés Dagdug Lutzow, Grupo VX

     February 20, 2016, in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Elvis Banggoy Ordaniza, dxWO FM

     February 16, 2016, in Pitogo, Philippines

Anabel Flores Salazar, El Sol de Orizaba

     February 8 or February 9, 2016, in Veracruz, Mexico

Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, Nangarhar Radio and Television

     January 29, 2016, in Surkhrod, Afghanistan

Muhammad Umar , Daily Dera News

     January 16, 2016, in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan