42 Journalists Killed in 2008/Motive Confirmed



Armando Rodríguez Carreón


El Diario de Ciudad Juárez
Mexico

Ivo Pukanic


Nacional
Croatia

Telman (Abdulla) Alishayev


TV-Chirkei
Russia

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

26% Broadcast reporter
17% Camera Operator
12% Columnist / Commentator
2% Editor
7% Photographer
5% Internet reporter/writer
40% Print reporter/writer
5% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

12% Internet
50% Print
19% Radio
40% Television
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Gender

98% Male
2% Female
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Local / Foreign

95% Local
5% Foreign
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Murder Victims

18% Taken Captive
57% Threatened
4% Tortured

Type of Death

17% Crossfire/Combat
17% Dangerous Assignment
67% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

96% Complete impunity
4% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

18% Criminal group
18% Government Officials
4% Mob Violence
46% Political Group
14% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

17% Corruption
17% Crime
10% Culture
5% Human Rights
48% Politics
45% War
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Freelance

7% 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 2008

  1. Iraq: 11
  2. Pakistan: 5
  3. India: 4
  4. Georgia: 3
  5. Thailand: 3
  1. Afghanistan: 2
  2. Somalia: 2
  3. Mexico: 2
  4. Russia: 2
  5. Philippines: 2
  1. Sri Lanka: 2
  2. Cambodia: 1
  3. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 1
  4. Bolivia: 1
  5. Croatia: 1

42 Journalists Killed in 2008/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Vikas Ranjan, Hindustan

     November 25, 2008, in Rosera, India

Armando Rodríguez Carreón, El Diario de Ciudad Juárez

     November 13, 2008, in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

Abdul Razzak Johra, Royal TV

     November 3, 2008, in Punjab, Pakistan

Ivo Pukanic, Nacional

     October 23, 2008, in Zagreb, Croatia

Rashmi Mohamed, Sirasa TV

     October 6, 2008, in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Jaruek Rangcharoen, Matichon

     September 27, 2008, in Don Chedi district, Thailand

Alejandro Zenón Fonseca Estrada, EXA FM

     September 24, 2008, in Villahermosa, Mexico

Musab Mahmood al-Ezawi, Al-Sharqiya

     September 13, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq

Ahmed Salim, Al-Sharqiya

     September 13, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq

Ihab Mu'd, Al-Sharqiya

     September 13, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq

Telman (Abdulla) Alishayev, TV-Chirkei

     September 2, 2008, in Makhachkala, Russia

Magomed Yevloyev, Ingushetiya

     August 31, 2008, in Nazran, Russia

Abdul Aziz Shaheen, Azadi

     August 29, 2008, in Swat, Pakistan

Chalee Boonsawat, Thai Rath

     August 21, 2008, in Sungai Kolok, Thailand

Javed Ahmed Mir, Channel 9

     August 13, 2008, in Srinagar, India

Stan Storimans, RTL Nieuws

     August 12, 2008, in Gori, Georgia

Alexander Klimchuk, Caucasus Images

     August 10, 2008, in Tskhinvali, Georgia

Grigol Chikhladze, Caucasus Images

     August 10, 2008, in Tskhinvali, Georgia

Dennis Cuesta, DXMD

     August 9, 2008, in General Santos City, Philippines

Martin Roxas, DYVR

     August 7, 2008, in Roxas City, Philippines

Athiwat Chaiyanurat, Matichon, Channel 7

     August 1, 2008, in Chaiyamontri, Thailand

Soran Mama Hama, Livin

     July 21, 2008, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Khem Sambo, Moneaseka Khmer

     July 11, 2008, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mohieldin Al Naqeeb, Al-Iraqiya

     June 17, 2008, in north of Mosul, Iraq

Abdul Samad Rohani, BBC and Pajhwok Afghan News

     June 7 or 8, 2008, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan

Nasteh Dahir Farah, freelance

     June 7, 2008, in Kismayo, Somalia

Paranirupasingham Devakumar, News 1st

     May 28, 2008, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Haidar al-Hussein, Al-Sharq

     May 22, 2008, in Buhrez, Iraq

Mohammed Ibrahim, Express TV and Daily Express

     May 22, 2008, in Khar, Pakistan

Wissam Ali Ouda, Al-Afaq

     May 21, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq

Ashok Sodhi, Daily Excelsior

     May 11, 2008, in Samba, India

Sarwa Abdul-Wahab, freelance

     May 4, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq

Jassim al-Batat, Al-Nakhil TV and Radio

     April 25, 2008, in Al-Qurna, Iraq

Fadel Shana, Reuters

     April 16, 2008, in Gaza Strip, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Mohammed Muslimuddin, Asomiya Pratidin

     April 1, 2008, in Barpukhuri, India

Carlos Quispe Quispe, Radio Municipal

     March 29, 2008, in Pucarani, Bolivia

Siraj Uddin, The Nation

     February 29, 2008, in Mingora, Pakistan

Shihab al-Tamimi, Iraqi Journalists Syndicate

     February 27, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq

Chishti Mujahid, Akbar-e-Jehan

     February 9, 2008, in Quetta, Pakistan

Alaa Abdul-Karim al-Fartoosi, Al-Forat

     January 29, 2008, in Balad, Iraq

Hassan Kafi Hared, Somali National News Agency

     January 28, 2008, in Kismayo, Somalia

Carsten Thomassen, Dagbladet

     January 15, 2008, in Kabul, Afghanistan



3 Media Workers Killed in 2008

     Terminology explained

Niko Franjic, Nacional

     October 23, 2008, in Zagreb, Croatia

Qaydar Sulaiman, Al-Sharqiya

     September 13, 2008, in Mosul, Iraq

Alaa Aasi, Al-Forat

     January 29, 2008, in Balad, Iraq



24 Journalists Killed in 2008/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Leo Mila, Radyo Natin

     December 2, 2008, in San Roque, Philippines

Didace Namujimbo, Radio Okapi

     November 21, 2008, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jagjit Saikia, Amar Asom

     November 20, 2008, in Kokrajhar, India

Arecio Padrigao, DXRS

     November 17, 2008, in Gingoog , Philippines

Abel Girón Morales, El Periódico

     October 22, 2008, in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Eiphraim Audu, Nasarawa State Broadcasting Service

     October 16, 2008, in Lafia, Nigeria

Miguel Angel Villagómez Valle, La Noticia de Michoacán

     October 10, 2008, in between Lázaro Cárdenas and Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Dyar Abas Ahmed, Eye Iraq

     October 10, 2008, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Jagat Prasad Joshi, Janadisha

     October 8, 2008, in Kailali district, Nepal

Paul Aboyomi Ogundeji, ThisDay

     August 16, 2008, in Dopemu, Nigeria

Normando García Reyes, Teleunión

     August 7, 2008, in Santiago , Dominican Republic

Pierre Fould Gerges, Reporte Diario de la Economía

     June 2, 2008, in Caracas, Venezuela

Trent Keegan, freelance

     May 28, 2008, in Nairobi, Kenya

Jorge Mérida Pérez, Prensa Libre

     May 10, 2008, in Coatepeque, Guatemala

Khadim Hussain Sheikh, Sindh TV and Khabrein

     April 14, 2008, in Hub, Pakistan

Teresa Bautista Merino , La Voz que Rompe el Silencio

     April 7, 2008, in Putla de Guerrero , Mexico

Felicitas Martínez Sánchez, La Voz que Rompe el Silencio

     April 7, 2008, in Putla de Guerrero , Mexico

Benefredo Acabal, The Filipino Newsmen

     April 7, 2008, in Pasig City, Philippines

Georgi Stoev, freelance

     April 7, 2008, in Sofia, Bulgaria

Ilyas Shurpayev, Channel One

     March 21, 2008, in Moscow, Russia

Gadzhi Abashilov, Dagestan

     March 21, 2008, in Makhachkala , Russia

Qassim Abdul Hussein al-Iqabi, Al-Muwatin

     March 13, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq

Mauricio Estrada Zamora, La Opinión de Apatzingán

     February 12, 2008, in Apatzingán, Mexico

Hisham Mijawet Hamdan, Young Journalists Association

     February 12, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq