70 Journalists Killed in 2007/Motive Confirmed



Alisher Saipov


Siyosat
Kyrgyzstan

Carlos Salgado


Radio Cadena Voces
Honduras

Kenji Nagai


APF News
Burma

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

24% Broadcast reporter
10% Camera Operator
6% Columnist / Commentator
26% Editor
10% Photographer
1% Internet reporter/writer
24% Print reporter/writer
7% Producer
4% Publisher/Owner
4% Technician
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Medium *

3% Internet
53% Print
34% Radio
26% Television
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Gender

94% Male
6% Female
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Local / Foreign

91% Local
9% Foreign
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Murder Victims

25% Taken Captive
51% Threatened
10% Tortured

Type of Death

17% Crossfire/Combat
9% Dangerous Assignment
73% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

88% Complete impunity
6% Partial justice
6% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

10% Criminal group
8% Government Officials
4% Local Residents
71% Political Group
8% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

4% Business
10% Corruption
11% Crime
13% Culture
7% Human Rights
46% Politics
4% Sports
41% War
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Freelance

20% 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 2007

  1. Iraq: 32
  2. Somalia: 7
  3. Sri Lanka: 5
  4. Pakistan: 5
  5. Nepal: 2
  6. Afghanistan: 2
  7. Eritrea: 2
  1. Mexico: 2
  2. Brazil: 1
  3. Zimbabwe: 1
  4. Burma: 1
  5. Paraguay: 1
  6. USA: 1
  7. Kyrgyzstan: 1
  1. Haiti: 1
  2. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 1
  3. Russia: 1
  4. Turkey: 1
  5. Honduras: 1
  6. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1

70 Journalists Killed in 2007/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Suresh Linbiyo, Voice of Tigers

     November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

T. Tharmalingam, Voice of Tigers

     November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Isaivizhi Chempiyan, Voice of Tigers

     November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, Jang

     November 23, 2007, in Mirpur Khas, Pakistan

Shehab Mohammad al-Hiti, Baghdad al-Youm

     October 28, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Alisher Saipov, Siyosat

     October 24, 2007, in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Bashiir Noor Gedi, Radio Shabelle

     October 19, 2007, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Muhammad Arif, ARY Television

     October 19, 2007, in Karachi, Pakistan

Carlos Salgado, Radio Cadena Voces

     October 18, 2007, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Salih Saif Aldin, The Washington Post

     October 14, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Birendra Shah, Nepal FM, Dristi Weekly, and Avenues TV

     October 4, 2007, in Bara district, Nepal

Kenji Nagai, APF News

     September 27, 2007, in Rangoon, Burma

Muhannad Ghanem Ahmad al-Obaidi, Dar al-Salam

     September 20, 2007, in Mosul, Iraq

Amer Malallah al-Rashidi, Al-Mosuliya

     September 3, 2007, in Mosul, Iraq

Abdulkadir Mahad Moallim Kaskey, Radio Banadir

     August 24, 2007, in Bardera, Somalia

Tito Alberto Palma, Radio Mayor Otaño and Radio Chaco Boreal

     August 22, 2007, in Mayor Otaño, Paraguay

Mahad Ahmed Elmi, Capital Voice

     August 11, 2007, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Ali Sharmarke, HornAfrik

     August 11, 2007, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Chauncey Bailey, Oakland Post

     August 2, 2007, in Oakland, USA

Adnan al-Safi, Al-Anwar

     July 27, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Majeed Mohammed, Kirkuk al-Yawm and Hawal

     July 16, 2007, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Mustafa Gaimayani, Kirkuk al-Yawm and Hawal

     July 16, 2007, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Khalid W. Hassan, The New York Times

     July 13, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Namir Noor-Eldeen, Reuters

     July 12, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Prakash Singh Thakuri, Freelance

     July 2007,, in Mahendranagar, Nepal

Javed Khan, Markaz and DM Digital TV

     July 3, 2007, in Islamabad, Pakistan

Sarmad Hamdi Shaker, Baghdad TV

     June 27, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Hamid Abed Sarhan, freelance

     June 26, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Filaih Wuday Mijthab, Al-Sabah

     June 17, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Serge Maheshe, Radio Okapi

     June 13, 2007, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Aref Ali Filaih, Aswat al-Iraq

     June 11, 2007, in Al-Khalis, Iraq

Sahar Hussein Ali al-Haydari, National Iraqi News Agency and Aswat al-Iraq

     June 7, 2007, in Mosul, Iraq

Mohammad Hilal Karji, Baghdad TV

     June 6, 2007, in Yusufiya, Iraq

Zakia Zaki, Sada-i-Sulh

     June 4, 2007, in Parwan province, Afghanistan

Noor Hakim Khan, Daily Pakistan

     June 2, 2007, in Bajaur, Pakistan

Paulos Kidane, Eri-TV and Dimtsi Hafash

     June, 2007, in northwest Eritrea, Eritrea

Nazar Abdulwahid al-Radhi, Aswat al-Iraq and Radio Free Iraq

     May 30, 2007, in Al-Amarah, Iraq

Saif Laith Yousuf, ABC News

     May 17, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Alaa Uldeen Aziz, ABC News

     May 17, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ahmed Hassan Mahad, Radio Jowhar

     May 16, 2007, in Jowhar, Somalia

Abshir Ali Gabre, Radio Jowhar

     May 16, 2007, in Jowhar, Somalia

Suleiman Abdul-Rahim al-Ashi, Palestine

     May 13, 2007, in Gaza City, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Raad Mutashar, Al-Raad

     May 9, 2007, in an area outside Kirkuk, Iraq

Dmitry Chebotayev, freelance

     May 6, 2007, in Diyala, Iraq

Mohammed Abdullahi Khalif, Voice of Peace

     May 5, 2007, in Galkayo, Somalia

Luiz Carlos Barbon Filho, Jornal do Porto, JC Regional, and Rádio Porto FM

     May 5, 2007, in Porto Ferreira, Brazil

Selvarajah Rajeewarnam, Uthayan

     April 29, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Mehboob Khan, freelance

     April 28, 2007, in Charsadda, Pakistan

Subash Chandraboas, Nilam

     April 16, 2007, in an area near Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Khaled Fayyad Obaid al-Hamdani, Nahrain

     April 12, 2007, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq

Ajmal Naqshbandi, freelance

     April 8, 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Amado Ramírez Dillanes, Televisa and Radiorama

     April 6, 2007, in Acapulco, Mexico

Othman al-Mashhadani, Al-Watan

     April 6, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Khamail Khalaf , Radio Free Iraq

     April 5, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Thaer Ahmad Jaber , Baghdad TV

     April 5, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Edward Chikomba, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (former)

     March 31, 2007, in Darwendale, Zimbabwe

Miguel Pérez Julca, Radio Éxitos

     March 17, 2007, in Jaén, Peru

Hamid al-Duleimi, Nahrain

     March 17, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Yussef Sabri, Biladi

     March 7, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Mohan Hussein al-Dhahir, Al-Mashreq

     March 4, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ivan Safronov, Kommersant

     March 2, 2007, in Moscow, Russia

Jamal al-Zubaidi, As-Saffir and Al-Dustour

     February 24, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Abdulrazak Hashim Ayal al-Khakani, Jumhuriyat al-Iraq

     February 5, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Hussein al-Zubaidi, Al-Ahali

     January 28, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Rodolfo Rincón Taracena, Tabasco Hoy

     January 20, 2007, in Villahermosa, Mexico

Hrant Dink, Agos

     January 19, 2007, in Istanbul, Turkey

Jean-Rémy Badio, freelance

     January 19, 2007, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Falah Khalaf al-Diyali, Al-Sa'a

     January 15, 2007, in Ramadi, Iraq

Fesshaye "Joshua" Yohannes, Setit

     on an unknown date (death disclosed February 2007), in unknown location, Eritrea

Ahmed Hadi Naji, Associated Press Television News

     January 5, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq



20 Media Workers Killed in 2007

     Terminology explained

Abdullah [full name unavailable], freelance

     October 22, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Khaled Mohammad Nofan, Al-Watan

     October 14, 2007, in an area southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq

Jassem Mohammad Nofan, Al-Watan

     October 14, 2007, in an area southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq

Ziad Tarek al-Dibo, Al-Watan

     October 14, 2007, in southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq

Agustín López Nolasco , El Imparcial del Istmo

     October 8, 2007, in Tehuantepec, Mexico

Flor Vásquez López, El Imparcial del Istmo

     October 8, 2007, in Tehuantepec, Mexico

Mateo Cortés Martínez, El Imparcial del Istmo

     October 8, 2007, in Tehuantepec, Mexico

Saeed Chmagh, Reuters

     July 12, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ali Watan Rozouk al-Hassani, Al-Samawah

     July 6, 2007, in Al-Samawah, Iraq

Mohammad Matar Abdo, Palestine

     May 14, 2007, in Gaza City, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

M. Vinod Kumar, Dinakaran

     May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India

K. Muthuranalingam, Dinakaran

     May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India

G. Gopinath, Dinakaran

     May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India

Imad Abdul-Razzaq al-Obaid, Al-Raad

     May 7, 2007, in an area outside Kirkuk, Iraq

Adel al-Badri, Radio Dijla

     May 3, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Hussein Nizar, Baghdad TV

     April 6, 2007, in Baghdad , Iraq

Sayed Agha, freelance

     March 15, 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Azhar Abdullah al-Maliki , Iraq Media Network

     February 7, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Sabah Salman, Iraq Media Network

     February 7, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Nabras Mohammed Hadi, Iraq Media Network

     February 7, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq



22 Journalists Killed in 2007/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Ferdinand Lintuan, DXGO and Sun Star

     December 24, 2007, in Davao City, Philippines

Ali Shafeya al-Moussawi,, Alive in Baghdad

     December 15, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Gerardo Israel García Pimentel, La Opinion de Michoacán

     December 8, 2007, in Uruapan, Mexico

Jawad al-Daami, Al-Baghdadia

     September 23, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Salvador Sánchez Roque, freelance

     September 20, 2007, in Florencia, El Salvador

Shankar Panthi, Naya Satta

     September 15, 2007, in Sunwal, Nepal

Javier Darío Arroyave, Ondas del Valle

     September 5, 2007, Colombia

Patrick Kikuku Wilungula, freelance

     August 9, 2007, in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sahadevan Nilakshan, Chaalaram

     August 1, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Saif Fakhry, Associated Press Television News

     May 31, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Mahmoud Hassib al-Qassab, Al-Hawadith

     May 28, 2007, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Abdul Rahman al-Issawi, National Iraqi News Agency

     May 28, 2007, in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, Iraq

Ali Khalil, Azzaman

     May 20, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Alix Joseph, Radio-Télé Provinciale

     May 16, 2007, in Gonaïves, Haiti

Mario Rolando López Sánchez, Radio Sonora

     May 3, 2007, in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Saúl Noé Martínez Ortega, Interdiario

     April 2007, in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico

Carmelo Palacios, DZRB Radyo ng Bayan

     April 18, 2007, in Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Vyacheslav Ifanov, Novoye Televideniye Aleiska

     April 5, 2007, in Aleisk, Russia

Hussein al-Jabouri, As-Saffir

     March 16, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq

Hernani Pastolero, Lightning Courier Weekly

     February 20, 2007, in Sultan Kudarat, Philippines

Ali Mohammed Omar, Radio Warsan

     February 16, 2007, in Baidoa, Somalia

Lan Chengzhang, Zhongguo Maoyi Bao

     January 10, 2007, in Huiyuan, China