21 Journalists Killed in 2002/Motive Confirmed



Daniel Pearl


The Wall Street Journal
Pakistan

Tim Lopes


TV Globo
Brazil

Edgar Damalerio


Zamboanga Scribe and DXKP Radio
Philippines

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

19% Broadcast reporter
10% Camera Operator
19% Columnist / Commentator
29% Editor
14% Photographer
29% Print reporter/writer
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Medium *

76% Print
14% Radio
19% Television
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Gender

95% Male
5% Female
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Local / Foreign

86% Local
14% Foreign
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Murder Victims

14% Taken Captive
21% Threatened
14% Tortured

Type of Death

19% Crossfire/Combat
14% Dangerous Assignment
67% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

57% Complete impunity
29% Partial justice
14% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

21% Criminal group
29% Government Officials
7% Paramilitary Group
36% Political Group
7% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

5% Business
33% Corruption
38% Crime
5% Culture
29% Human Rights
14% Politics
24% War
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Freelance

14% 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 2002

  1. Russia: 3
  2. Colombia: 3
  3. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 3
  4. Pakistan: 2
  1. Brazil: 2
  2. Philippines: 2
  3. Bangladesh: 2
  4. Nepal: 1
  1. Uganda: 1
  2. Venezuela: 1
  3. India: 1

21 Journalists Killed in 2002/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Ram Chander Chaterpatti, Poora Sach

     November 21, 2002, in Sirsa, India

Shahid Soomro, Kawish

     October 20, 2002, in Kandhkot, Pakistan

Domingos Sávio Brandão Lima Júnior, Folha do Estado

     September 30, 2002, in Cuiabá, Brazil

Roddy Scott, Frontline

     September 26, 2002, in Galashki Region, Ingushetia, Russia

Issam Tillawi, Voice of Palestine

     September 22, 2002, in Ramallah, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Sonny Alcantara, "Quo Vadis San Pablo" and Kokus

     August 22, 2002, in San Pablo, Philippines

Imad Abu Zahra, freelance

     July 12, 2002, in Jenin, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Shukur Hossain, Anirban

     July 5, 2002, in Ula, Bangladesh

Efraín Varela Noriega, Radio Meridiano-70

     June 28, 2002, in Arauca, Colombia

Daniel Pearl, The Wall Street Journal

     Date unknown in 2002, in Karachi, Pakistan

Tim Lopes, TV Globo

     June 3, 2002, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nava Raj Sharma, Kadam

     June 1, 2002, in Kalikot, Nepal

Edgar Damalerio, Zamboanga Scribe and DXKP Radio

     May 13, 2002, in Pagadian City, Philippines

Valery Ivanov, Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye

     April 29, 2002, in Togliatti, Russia

Héctor Sandoval, RCN Televisión

     April 12, 2002, in outside of Cali, Colombia

Jorge Ibraín Tortoza Cruz, 2001

     April 11, 2002, in Caracas, Venezuela

Raffaele Ciriello, Freelancer

     March 13, 2002, in Ramallah, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Natalya Skryl, Nashe Vremya

     March 9, 2002, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Harunur Rashid, Dainik Purbanchal

     March 2, 2002, in Khulna, Bangladesh

Orlando Sierra Hernández, La Patria

     February 1, 2002, in Manizales, Colombia

Jimmy Higenyi, United Media Consultants and Trainers

     January 12, 2002, in Kampala, Uganda



14 Journalists Killed in 2002/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Tirgran Nagdalian, Armenia Public Television

     December 28, 2002, in Yerevan, Armenia

William Soto Cheng, Telemar

     December 18, 2002, in Buenaventura, Colombia

Ambika Timsina, Janadesh

     Date unknown, in Morang, Nepal

Gimbler Perdomo Zamora, Panorama Estéreo

     December 1, 2002, in Gigante, Colombia

Mykhailo Kolomyets, Ukrainski Novyny

     October 30, 2002, in Maladzechna, Belarus

José Eli Escalante, La Voz de Cinaruco

     October 28, 2002, in Esmerelda, Colombia

Yambem Meghajit Singh, Northeast Vision

     October 13, 2002, in Manipur State, India

Syed Farroque Ahmed, Pubali Barta

     August 3, 2002, in Srimangal, Bangladesh

Mario Prada Díaz, Horizonte del Magdalena Medio

     July 12, 2002, in Santander Department, Colombia

Oscar Javier Hoyos Narváez, Radio Súper

     June 6, 2002, in outside Popayán, Colombia

Krishna Sen, Janadisha, Janadisha

     May 27, 2002, in Kathmandu, Nepal

Paritosh Pandey, Jansatta Express

     April 14, 2002, in Lucknow, India

Sergei Kalinovsky, Moskovsky Komsomolets

     Date unknown, in Smolensk, Russia

Marco Antonio Ayala Cárdenas, El Caleño

     January 23, 2002, in Cali, Colombia