74 Journalists Killed in 2009/Motive Confirmed

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Michelle Lang


Calgary Herald and Canwest News Service
Afghanistan

Hassan Zubeyr


Al-Arabiya
Somalia

Bayo Ohu


The Guardian
Nigeria

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

26% Broadcast reporter
9% Camera Operator
4% Columnist / Commentator
12% Editor
5% Photographer
3% Internet reporter/writer
38% Print reporter/writer
3% Producer
7% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

4% Internet
57% Print
26% Radio
20% Television
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Gender

88% Male
12% Female
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Local / Foreign

95% Local
5% Foreign
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Murder Victims

68% Taken Captive
25% Threatened
64% Tortured

Type of Death

18% Crossfire/Combat
11% Dangerous Assignment
72% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

87% Complete impunity
9% Partial justice
4% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

9% Criminal group
70% Government Officials
6% Military Officials
2% Paramilitary Group
6% Political Group
8% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

12% Corruption
8% Crime
8% Culture
9% Human Rights
65% Politics
1% Sports
26% War
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Freelance

14% 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 2009

  1. Philippines: 33
  2. Somalia: 9
  3. Iraq: 4
  4. Pakistan: 4
  5. Russia: 3
  6. Sri Lanka: 3
  7. Mexico: 3
  1. Afghanistan: 2
  2. Nigeria: 1
  3. Turkey: 1
  4. Venezuela: 1
  5. Nepal: 1
  6. Kenya: 1
  7. Iran: 1
  1. Indonesia: 1
  2. El Salvador: 1
  3. Colombia: 1
  4. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 1
  5. Kazakhstan: 1
  6. Azerbaijan: 1

74 Journalists Killed in 2009/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Michelle Lang, Calgary Herald and Canwest News Service

     December 30, 2009, in an area south of Kandahar, Afghanistan

Gennady Pavlyuk (Ibragim Rustambek), Bely Parokhod

     December 22, 2009, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Cihan Hayırsevener, Güney Marmara’da Yaşam

     December 19, 2009, in Bandirma, Turkey

Abdulkhafar Abdulkadir, freelance

     December 3, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Mohamed Amin, Radio Shabelle

     December 3, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Hassan Zubeyr, Al-Arabiya

     December 3, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Henry Araneta, DZRH

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Mark Gilbert Arriola, UNTV

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Rubello Bataluna, Gold Star Daily

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Arturo Betia, Periodico Ini

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Romeo Jimmy Cabillo, Midland Review

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Marites Cablitas, News Focus and DXDX

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Hannibal Cachuela, Punto News

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Jepon Cadagdagon, Saksi News

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

John Caniban, Periodico Ini

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Lea Dalmacio, Socsargen News

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Noel Decina, Periodico Ini

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Gina Dela Cruz, Saksi News

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Jhoy Duhay, Gold Star Daily

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Jolito Evardo, UNTV

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Santos Gatchalian, DXGO

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Bienvenido Legarte Jr., Prontiera News

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Lindo Lupogan, Mindanao Daily Gazette

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Ernesto Maravilla, Bombo Radyo

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Rey Merisco, Periodico Ini

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Reynaldo Momay, Midland Review

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Marife “Neneng” Montaño, Saksi News and DXCI

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Rosell Morales, News Focus

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Victor Nuñez, UNTV

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Ronnie Perante, Gold Star Daily

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Joel Parcon, Prontiera News

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Fernando Razon, Periodico Ini

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Alejandro Reblando, Manila Bulletin

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Napoleon Salaysay, Mindanao Gazette

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Ian Subang, Socsargen Today

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Andres Teodoro, Central Mindanao Inquirer

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Bladimir Antuna García, El Tiempo de Durango

     November 2, 2009, in Durango, Mexico

Orhan Hijran, Al-Rasheed

     October 21, 2009, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Norberto Miranda Madrid, Radio Visión

     September 23, 2009, in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico

Bayo Ohu, The Guardian

     September 20, 2009, in Lagos, Nigeria

Sultan Mohammed Munadi, The New York Times

     September 9, 2009, in an area near Kunduz, Afghanistan

Christian Gregorio Poveda Ruiz, freelance

     September 2, 2009, in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador

Janullah Hashimzada, freelance

     August 24, 2009, in Jamrud, Pakistan

Novruzali Mamedov, Talyshi Sado

     August 17, 2009, in Baku, Azerbaijan

Abdulmalik Akhmedilov, Hakikat and Sogratl

     August 11, 2009, in Makhachkala , Russia

Natalya Estemirova, Novaya Gazeta, Kavkazsky Uzel

     July 15, 2009, in between Grozny and Gazi-Yurt , Russia

Mohamud Mohamed Yusuf, Radio IQK

     July 4, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Shoba, O'liveechchu

     May 18 or 19, 2009, in Mullivaikkal, Sri Lanka

Crispin Perez, DWDO Radio

     June 9, 2009, in San Jose, Philippines

Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe, Radio Shabelle

     June 8, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Jojo Trajano, Remate

     June 3, 2009, in Taytay Town, Philippines

Alaa Abdel-Wahab, Al-Baghdadia TV

     May 31, 2009, in Mosul, Iraq

Nur Muse Hussein, Radio IQK

     May 26, 2009, in Beledweyn, Somalia

Eliseo Barrón Hernández, La Opinión

     May 25, 2009, in Gómez Palacio, Mexico

Abdirisak Mohamed Warsame, Radio Shabelle

     May 22, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

José Everardo Aguilar, Radio Súper and Bolívar Estéreo

     April 29, 2009, in Patía, Colombia

Omidreza Mirsayafi, Rooznegar

     March 18, 2009, in Tehran, Iran

Suhaib Adnan, Al-Baghdadia TV

     March 10, 2009, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq

Haidar Hashim Suhail, Al-Baghdadia TV

     March 10, 2009, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq

Ernie Rollin, DXSY Radio

     February 23, 2009, in Oroquieta City, Philippines

Musa Khankhel, Geo TV and The News

     February 18, 2009, in Swat, Pakistan

Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy, freelance

     February 12, 2009, in Mullaitheevu district, Sri Lanka

Anak Agung Prabangsa, Radar Bali

     February 11, 2009, in Bali, Indonesia

Ando Ratovonirina, Radio Télévision Analamanga

     February 7, 2009, in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Said Tahlil Ahmed, HornAfrik

     February 2, 2009, in Mogadishu , Somalia

Anastasiya Baburova, Novaya Gazeta

     January 19, 2009, in Moscow , Russia

Orel Sambrano, ABC de la Semana and Radio América

     January 16, 2009, in Valencia, Venezuela

Francis Nyaruri, Weekly Citizen

     January 2009, in Nyanza Province , Kenya

Uma Singh, Janakpur Today, Radio Today

     January 11, 2009, in Janakpur , Nepal

Lasantha Wickramatunga, The Sunday Leader

     January 8, 2009, in an area outside Colombo, Sri Lanka

Basil Ibrahim Faraj, Palestinian Media and Communication Company

     January 7, 2009, in Gaza , Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Tahir Awan, freelance

     January 4, 2009, in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan

Mohammad Imran, Express TV

     January 4, 2009, in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan

Hassan Mayow Hassan, Radio Shabelle

     January 1, 2009, in Afgoye, Somalia



3 Media Workers Killed in 2009

     Terminology explained

Mian Iqbal Shah, Peshawar Press Club

     December 22, 2009, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Benjie Adolfo, Gold Star Daily

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines

Daniel Tiamson, UNTV

     November 23, 2009, in Ampatuan, Philippines



23 Journalists Killed in 2009/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Ismael Pasigna, B-96

     December 24, 2009, in Labason, Philippines

José Alberto Velázquez López, Expresiones de Tulum

     December 22, 2009, in Tulum, Mexico

Hárold Humberto Rivas Quevedo, CNC Bugavisión and Voces de Occidente

     December 15, 2009, in Buga, Colombia

José Givonaldo Vieira, Bezerros FM and Folha do Agreste

     December 14, 2009, in Bezerros, Brazil

José Emilio Galindo Robles, Radio Universidad de Guadalajara

     November 24, 2009, in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico

Diego de Jesús Rojas Velásquez, Supía TV

     September 22, 2009, in an area near Supía, Colombia

Bruno Koko Chirambiza, Radio Star

     August 23, 2009, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Siddique Bacha Khan, Aaj TV

     August 14, 2009, in Mardan, Pakistan

Juan Daniel Martínez Gil, Radiorama and W Radio

     July 28, 2009, in Acapulco, Mexico

Godofredo Linao, Radyo Natin

     July 27, 2009, in Surigao del Sol , Philippines

Gabriel Fino Noriega, Estelar Radio, Radio América, TV Channel 9

     July 3, 2009, in San Juan Pueblo, Honduras

Vyacheslav Yaroshenko, Korruptsiya i Prestupnost

     June 29, 2009, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Marco Antonio Estrada, Tele Diario

     June 6, 2009, in Chiquimula, Guatemala

Carlos Ortega Samper, El Tiempo de Durango

     May 3, 2009, in Santa María El Oro , Mexico

Wasi Ahmad Qureshi, Daily Azadi, Balochistan Express

     April 16, 2009, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Rolando Santiz, Telecentro 13

     April 1, 2009, in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Rafael Munguía Ortiz, Radio Cadena Voces

     March 31, 2009, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Raja Assad Hameed, The Nation, Waqt TV

     March 26, 2009, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Jawed Ahmad, freelance

     March 11, 2009, in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Jean Paul Ibarra Ramírez, El Correo

     February 13, 2009, in Iguala, Mexico

Bruno Jacquet Ossébi, Mwinda

     February 2, 2009, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Badrodin Abbas, DXCM

     January 22, 2009, in Cotabato City , Philippines

Shafig Amrakhov, RIA 51

     January 5, 2009, in Murmansk, Russia


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