42 Journalists Killed in 2003/Motive Confirmed



Ersa Siregar


Rajawali Citra Televisi
Indonesia

Dmitry Zavadsky


ORT
Belarus

Ahmed Shawkat


Bilah Ittijah
Iraq

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

31% Broadcast reporter
21% Camera Operator
17% Columnist / Commentator
12% Editor
5% Photographer
21% Print reporter/writer
5% Producer
2% Publisher/Owner
2% Technician
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Medium *

36% Print
36% Radio
36% Television
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Gender

98% Male
2% Female
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Local / Foreign

67% Local
33% Foreign
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Murder Victims

25% Taken Captive
50% Threatened
4% Tortured

Type of Death

38% Crossfire/Combat
5% Dangerous Assignment
57% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

83% Complete impunity
4% Partial justice
13% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

13% Criminal group
46% Government Officials
4% Local Residents
4% Military Officials
8% Paramilitary Group
21% Political Group
8% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

2% Business
29% Corruption
14% Crime
19% Human Rights
26% Politics
48% War
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Freelance

19% 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 2003

  1. Iraq: 14
  2. Colombia: 5
  3. Philippines: 5
  4. Brazil: 2
  5. Russia: 2
  6. Nepal: 2
  1. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 2
  2. Pakistan: 1
  3. Somalia: 1
  4. Guatemala: 1
  5. Belarus: 1
  6. Iran: 1
  1. Ivory Coast: 1
  2. Indonesia: 1
  3. Japan: 1
  4. Cambodia: 1
  5. India: 1

42 Journalists Killed in 2003/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Ersa Siregar, Rajawali Citra Televisi

     December 29, 2003, in Aceh, Indonesia

Dmitry Zavadsky, ORT

     November 28, 2003, in Minsk, Belarus

Ahmed Shawkat, Bilah Ittijah

     October 28, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq

Jean Hélène, Radio France Internationale

     October 21, 2003, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Chou Chetharith, Ta Prum

     October 18, 2003, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Aleksei Sidorov, Tolyatinskoye Obozreniye

     October 9, 2003, in Togliatti, Russia

Gyanendra Khadka, Rastriya Samachar Samiti

     September 7, 2003, in Jyamire, Sindhupalchowk, Nepal

Satoru Someya, freelance

     September 6, 2003, in Tokyo, Japan

Juan "Jun" Pala, DXGO Radio

     September 6, 2003, in Davao City, Philippines

Ahmad Kareem, Kurdistan TV

     August 25, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq

Juan Carlos Benavides Arévalo, Manantial Estéreo

     August 22, 2003, in Puerto Caicedo, Colombia

Rico Ramirez, DXSF Radio

     August 20, 2003, in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

Noel Villarante, DZJV Radio and Laguna Score

     August 19, 2003, in Santa Cruz, Laguna Province, Philippines

Mazen Dana, Reuters

     August 17, 2003, in outside Baghdad, Iraq

Héctor Ramírez, Noti7 and Radio Sonora

     July 24, 2003, in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Luiz Antônio da Costa, Época

     July 23, 2003, in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Zahra Kazemi, freelance

     July 10, 2003, in Tehran, Iran

Bonifacio Gregorio, Dyaryo Banat

     July 8, 2003, in La Paz, Tarlac, Philippines

Jeremy Little, NBC News

     July 6, 2003, in Fallujah, Iraq

Richard Wild, freelance

     July 5, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

Yuri Shchekochikhin, Novaya Gazeta

     July 3, 2003, in Moscow, Russia

Nicanor Linhares Batista, Rádio Vale do Jaguaribe

     June 30, 2003, in Limoeiro do Norte, Brazil

Apolinario "Polly" Pobeda, DWTI Radio

     May 17, 2003, in Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines

James Miller, freelance

     May 2, 2003, in Rafah, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Jaime Rengifo Revero, Olímpica Radio

     April 29, 2003, in Maicao, Colombia

Guillermo Bravo Vega, Alpevisión Radio

     April 28, 2003, in Neiva, Colombia

Nazih Darwazeh, APTN

     April 19, 2003, in Nablus, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Taras Protsyuk, Reuters

     April 8, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

José Couso, Telecinco

     April 8, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

Tareq Ayyoub, Al-Jazeera

     April 8, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

Christian Liebig, Focus

     April 7, 2003, in outside Baghdad, Iraq

Julio Anguita Parrado, El Mundo

     April 7, 2003, in outside Baghdad, Iraq

José Emeterio Rivas, Radio Calor Estéreo

     April 6, 2003, in Barrancabermeja, Colombia

Michael Kelly, Atlantic Monthly and The Washington Post

     April 3, 2003, in outside of Baghdad, Iraq

Kaveh Golestan, freelance

     April 2, 2003, in Kifri, Iraq

Paul Moran, freelance

     March 22, 2003, in Gerdigo, Iraq

Terry Lloyd, ITV News

     March 22, 2003, in near Al-Zubayr, Iraq

Luis Eduardo Alfonso Parada, Radio Meridiano-70

     March 18, 2003, in Arauca, Colombia

Parvaz Mohammed Sultan, News and Feature Alliance

     January 31, 2003, in Srinagar, India

Dhan Bahadur Rokka Magar, Radio Nepal

     January 30, 2003, in Jaluki, Nepal

Abdullahi Madkeer, DMC Radio

     January 24, 2003, in Baidoa, Somalia

Fazal Wahab, freelance

     January 21, 2003, in Mingora, Pakistan



7 Media Workers Killed in 2003

     Terminology explained

Nabil Hussein, Al-Arabiya

     October 30, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

Alahin Hussein, Al-Arabiya

     October 30, 2003, in Baghdad, DubaiIraq

Ali Adnan, Al-Arabiya

     October 30, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ramziya Moushee, Al-Arabiya

     October 30, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

Hassan Alwan, Al-Arabiya

     October 30, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq

Kamaran Abdurazaq Muhamed, BBC

     April 6, 2003, in an area near Mosul, Iraq

Hussein Othman, ITV News

     March 22, 2003, in Iman Anas, Iraq



11 Journalists Killed in 2003/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Marco Boukoukou Boussaga, L'Autre Journal

     December 15, 2003, in Libreville, Gabon

Nelson Nadura, Radio DYME

     December 2, 2003, in Masbate City, Philippines

Germán Antonio Rivas, Corporación Maya Visión

     November 26, 2003, in Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras

Parmanand Goyal, Punjab Kesari

     September 18, 2003, in Kaithal, India

Ernis Nazalov, Kyrgyz Ruhu

     September 15, 2003, in Kara-Suu, Kyrgyzstan

Indra Mohan Hakasam, Amar Assam

     June 24, 2003, in Goalpara, Assam, India

Mohamad Jamal, TVRI

     Date unknown, in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Dmitry Shvets, TV-21 Northwestern Broadcasting

     April 18, 2003, in Murmansk, Russia

Oscar Salazar Jaramillo, Radio Sevilla

     March 10, 2003, in Sevilla, Colombia

Surapong Ritthi, freelance

     February 11, 2003, in Patong Beach, Thailand

Kloueu Gonzreu, Ivoirian Press Agency

     Date unknown, in Toulépleu, Ivory Coast