1072 Journalists Killed since 1992



Marie Colvin


The Sunday Times
Syria

Anna Politkovskaya


Novaya Gazeta
Russia

Norbert Zongo


L'indepéndent
Burkina Faso

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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis


Job *

26% Broadcast reporter
16% Camera Operator
11% Columnist / Commentator
18% Editor
11% Photographer
6% Internet reporter/writer
30% Print reporter/writer
8% Producer
7% Publisher/Owner
4% Technician
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Medium *

11% Internet
52% Print
22% Radio
31% Television
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Gender

93% Male
7% Female
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Local / Foreign

87% Local
13% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
38% Threatened
12% Tortured

Type of Death

20% Crossfire/Combat
13% Dangerous Assignment
66% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

88% Complete impunity
8% Partial justice
5% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

14% Criminal group
23% Government Officials
3% Local Residents
6% Military Officials
3% Mob Violence
7% Paramilitary Group
31% Political Group
20% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

7% Business
22% Corruption
17% Crime
13% Culture
19% Human Rights
45% Politics
5% Sports
38% War
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Freelance

17% 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.


20 Deadliest Countries

  1. Iraq: 166
  2. Philippines: 76
  3. Syria: 67
  4. Algeria: 60
  5. Russia: 56
  6. Pakistan: 54
  7. Somalia: 53
  1. Colombia: 45
  2. India: 32
  3. Mexico: 30
  4. Brazil: 29
  5. Afghanistan: 26
  6. Turkey: 21
  7. Sri Lanka: 19
  1. Bosnia: 19
  2. Tajikistan: 17
  3. Rwanda: 17
  4. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 16
  5. Sierra Leone: 16
  6. Bangladesh: 14

Recently Killed

James Foley, Freelance

     August 2014, in Unknown, Syria

Ali Abu Afash, Freelance

     August 13, 2014, in Beit Lahiya, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Simone Camilli, The Associated Press

     August 13, 2014, in Beit Lahiya, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Leyla Yildizhan (Deniz Firat), Firat News Agency

     August 8, 2014, in Makhmur District, Iraq

Mohammed Nour al-Din al-Deiri, Palestine Network for Press and Media

     July 30, 2014, in Shijaiyah, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Sameh al-Aryan, Al-Aqsa TV

     July 30, 2014, in Shijaiyah, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Rami Rayan, Palestine Network for Press and Media

     July 30, 2014, in Shijaiyah, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Khaled Reyadh Hamad, Continue Production Films

     July 20, 2014, in Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Hamid Shihab, Media 24

     July 9, 2014, in Gaza City, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Anatoly Klyan, Pervy Kanal

     June 30, 2014, in Donetsk, Ukraine

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