1076 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 *

28% Broadcast reporter
17% Camera Operator
12% Columnist / Commentator
19% Editor
12% Photographer
7% Internet reporter/writer
31% Print reporter/writer
9% Producer
8% Publisher/Owner
6% Technician
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Medium *

12% Internet
53% Print
23% Radio
32% 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
4% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

15% Criminal group
25% Government Officials
5% Local Residents
8% Military Officials
4% Mob Violence
9% Paramilitary Group
32% Political Group
22% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

8% Business
23% Corruption
18% Crime
14% Culture
21% Human Rights
46% Politics
6% Sports
39% 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: 70
  4. Algeria: 60
  5. Pakistan: 56
  6. Russia: 56
  7. Somalia: 53
  1. Colombia: 45
  2. India: 32
  3. Mexico: 30
  4. Brazil: 29
  5. Afghanistan: 26
  6. Turkey: 20
  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

Steven Sotloff, Freelance

     August or September, 2014, in Unknown, Syria

Irshad Mastoi, Online International News Network, ARY News

     August 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

Ghulam Rasool, Online International News Network

     August 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

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

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