51 Journalists Murdered in 2007


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

24% Broadcast reporter
8% Camera Operator
8% Columnist / Commentator
31% Editor
4% Photographer
2% Internet reporter/writer
29% Print reporter/writer
8% Producer
6% Publisher/Owner
2% Technician
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Medium *

2% Internet
57% Print
31% Radio
24% Television
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Gender

94% Male
6% Female
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Local / Foreign

94% Local
6% Foreign
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Murder Victims

25% Taken Captive
51% Threatened
10% Tortured

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 *

6% Business
14% Corruption
16% Crime
14% Culture
8% Human Rights
43% Politics
2% Sports
41% War
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Freelance

18% 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.


Murders by Country in 2007

  1. Iraq: 27
  2. Somalia: 3
  3. Mexico: 2
  4. Afghanistan: 2
  5. Sri Lanka: 2
  6. Nepal: 2
  7. Russia: 1
  1. Pakistan: 1
  2. Haiti: 1
  3. Brazil: 1
  4. Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1
  5. Kyrgyzstan: 1
  6. Zimbabwe: 1
  7. Honduras: 1
  1. Turkey: 1
  2. Paraguay: 1
  3. USA: 1
  4. Peru: 1
  5. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 1

51 Journalists Murdered in 2007

     Terminology explained

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

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

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

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

Prakash Singh Thakuri, Freelance

     July 2007,, in Mahendranagar, Nepal

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

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

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

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

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

Subash Chandraboas, Nilam

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

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

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

Ahmed Hadi Naji, Associated Press Television News

     January 5, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq