28 Journalists Murdered in 2008


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

36% Broadcast reporter
7% Camera Operator
18% Columnist / Commentator
4% Editor
4% Photographer
4% Internet reporter/writer
36% Print reporter/writer
7% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

7% Internet
46% Print
29% Radio
39% Television
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Gender

96% Male
4% Female
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

18% Taken Captive
57% Threatened
4% Tortured

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 *

25% Corruption
25% Crime
14% Culture
7% Human Rights
54% Politics
29% War
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Freelance

4% 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 2008

  1. Iraq: 9
  2. Pakistan: 3
  3. Philippines: 2
  4. Thailand: 2
  5. Russia: 2
  1. India: 2
  2. Mexico: 2
  3. Somalia: 1
  4. Cambodia: 1
  5. Croatia: 1
  1. Sri Lanka: 1
  2. Afghanistan: 1
  3. Bolivia: 1

28 Journalists Murdered in 2008

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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

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

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

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

Mohammed Muslimuddin, Asomiya Pratidin

     April 1, 2008, in Barpukhuri, India

Carlos Quispe Quispe, Radio Municipal

     March 29, 2008, in Pucarani, Bolivia

Shihab al-Tamimi, Iraqi Journalists Syndicate

     February 27, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq

Chishti Mujahid, Akbar-e-Jehan

     February 9, 2008, in Quetta, Pakistan