18 Journalists Murdered in 2016


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

39% Broadcast reporter
11% Camera Operator
11% Editor
17% Photographer
33% Internet reporter/writer
28% Print reporter/writer
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Medium *

44% Internet
28% Print
33% Radio
17% Television
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Gender

94% Male
6% Female
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Local / Foreign

89% Local
11% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
67% Threatened

Impunity in Murder Cases

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

17% Criminal group
6% Local Residents
56% Political Group
28% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

39% Corruption
33% Crime
6% Culture
11% Human Rights
28% Politics
50% War
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Freelance

6% 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 2016

  1. Syria: 5
  2. Iraq: 2
  3. India: 2
  4. Mexico: 2
  1. Somalia: 2
  2. Myanmar: 1
  3. Brazil: 1
  4. Turkey: 1
  1. Ukraine: 1
  2. Afghanistan: 1

18 Journalists Murdered in 2016

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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

Abdiaziz Ali, Radio Shabelle

     September 27, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia

João Miranda do Carmo, SAD Sem Censura

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

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

Khaled Eissa , Freelance

     June 25, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Elidio Ramos Zárate, El Sur

     June 19, 2016, in Oaxaca, Mexico

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

Karun Misra, Jansandesh Times

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

Marcos Hernández Bautista , Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca

     January 21, 2016, in Oaxaca, Mexico

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