26 Journalists Killed in 1997/Motive Confirmed


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

12% Broadcast reporter
12% Camera Operator
12% Columnist / Commentator
27% Editor
15% Photographer
19% Print reporter/writer
4% Producer
12% Publisher/Owner
4% Technician
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Medium *

65% Print
4% Radio
35% Television
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Gender

100% Male
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
28% Threatened
17% Tortured

Type of Death

4% Crossfire/Combat
27% Dangerous Assignment
69% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

83% Complete impunity
11% Partial justice
6% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

28% Criminal group
28% Government Officials
11% Military Officials
6% Paramilitary Group
22% Political Group
11% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

23% Business
23% Corruption
23% Crime
23% Culture
15% Human Rights
42% Politics
4% War
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Freelance

8% 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 1997

  1. India: 7
  2. Colombia: 4
  3. Mexico: 3
  4. Cambodia: 2
  5. Indonesia: 2
  1. Guatemala: 1
  2. Argentina: 1
  3. Pakistan: 1
  4. Sierra Leone: 1
  5. Ukraine: 1
  1. Brazil: 1
  2. Iran: 1
  3. Philippines: 1

26 Journalists Killed in 1997/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Jairo Elías Márquez Gallego, El Marqués

     November 20, 1997, in Armenia, Colombia

S. Gangadhara Raju, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

S. Krishna, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

G. Raja Sekhar, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

Jagadish Babu, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

P. Srinivas Rao, Eenadu Television (E-TV)

     November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India

Francisco Castro Menco, Fundación Cultural

     November 8, 1997, in Majagual, Colombia

Edgar Lopes de Faria, FM Capital

     October 29, 1997, in Campo Grande, Brazil

Borys Derevyanko, Vechernyaya Odessa

     August 11, 1997, in Odessa, Ukraine

Víctor Hernández Martínez, Como

     July 26, 1997, in Mexico City, Mexico

Naimullah, Sinar Pagi

     July 25, 1997, in Pantai Penibungan, Indonesia

Benjamín Flores González, La Prensa

     July 15, 1997, in San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico

Michael Senior, Freelancer

     July 7, 1997, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Muhammad Sayuti Bochari, Pos Makasar

     June 11, 1997, in Luwu, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Jorge Luis Marroquín Sagastume, Sol Chortí

     June 5, 1997, in Jocotán, Guatemala

Ishmael Jalloh, Freelancer

     June 3, 1997, in Allentown, Sierra Leone

Danny Hernandez, People's Journal Tonight

     June 3, 1997, in Manila, Philippines

Jesús Abel Bueno León, 7 Días

     May 22, 1997, in Chilpancingo, Mexico

Chet Duong Daravuth, Neak Prayuth

     March 30, 1997, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Gerardo Bedoya Borrero, El País

     March 20, 1997, in Cali, Colombia

Freddy Elles Ahumada, Freelancer

     March 18, 1997, in Cartagena, Colombia

Saidan Shafi, Doordarshan TV

     March 16, 1997, in Srinagar, India

Ebrahim Zalzadeh, Mayar

     February 22, 1997, in Tehran, Iran

José Luis Cabezas, Noticias

     January 25, 1997, in Pinamar, Argentina

Z.A. Shahid, Khabrain

     January 18, 1997, in Lahore, Pakistan

Altaf Ahmed Faktoo, Doordarshan TV

     January 1, 1997, in Srinagar, India



9 Journalists Killed in 1997/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Luis Ronaldo De León Godoy, Prensa Libre

     November 14, 1997, in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Alejandro Jaramillo, El Sur

     October 24, 1997, in Pasto, Colombia

Ou Sareoun, Samleng Reas Khmer

     October 14, 1997, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Valery Krivosheyev, Komsomolskaya Pravda

     September 6, 1997, in Lipetsk, Russia

Tito Pilco Mori, Radio Frecuencia Popular

     September 3, 1997, in Rioja, Peru

Lorena Saravia, Radio RCS

     August 25, 1997, in San Salvador, El Salvador

Hernández Pérez, Radio Campesina

     July 16, 1997, in Tiquisate, Guatemala

Petro Shevchenko, Kyivskiye Vedomosti

     March 13, 1997, in Kyiv, Ukraine

Natan Pereira Gatinho, Ouro Verde

     January 11, 1997, in Paragominas, Brazil