53 Journalists Murdered in 2009


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

21% Broadcast reporter
2% Camera Operator
6% Columnist / Commentator
15% Editor
6% Photographer
2% Internet reporter/writer
45% Print reporter/writer
2% Producer
9% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

2% Internet
68% Print
26% Radio
9% Television
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Gender

87% Male
13% Female
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Local / Foreign

94% Local
6% Foreign
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Murder Victims

68% Taken Captive
25% Threatened
64% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

89% Complete impunity
8% 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 *

17% Corruption
9% Crime
11% Human Rights
74% Politics
9% War
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Freelance

9% 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 2009

  1. Philippines: 32
  2. Mexico: 3
  3. Somalia: 3
  4. Russia: 3
  5. Pakistan: 2
  1. El Salvador: 1
  2. Indonesia: 1
  3. Venezuela: 1
  4. Kazakhstan: 1
  5. Turkey: 1
  1. Nigeria: 1
  2. Sri Lanka: 1
  3. Nepal: 1
  4. Kenya: 1
  5. Colombia: 1

53 Journalists Murdered in 2009

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Gennady Pavlyuk (Ibragim Rustambek), Bely Parokhod

     December 22, 2009, in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Cihan Hayırsevener, Güney Marmara’da Yaşam

     December 19, 2009, in Bandirma, Turkey

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

Norberto Miranda Madrid, Radio Visión

     September 23, 2009, in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico

Bayo Ohu, The Guardian

     September 20, 2009, in Lagos, Nigeria

Christian Gregorio Poveda Ruiz, freelance

     September 2, 2009, in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador

Janullah Hashimzada, freelance

     August 24, 2009, in Jamrud, Pakistan

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

Crispin Perez, DWDO Radio

     June 9, 2009, in San Jose, Philippines

Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe, Radio Shabelle

     June 8, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Eliseo Barrón Hernández, La Opinión

     May 25, 2009, in Gómez Palacio, Mexico

José Everardo Aguilar, Radio Súper and Bolívar Estéreo

     April 29, 2009, in Patía, Colombia

Ernie Rollin, DXSY Radio

     February 23, 2009, in Oroquieta City, Philippines

Musa Khankhel, Geo TV and The News

     February 18, 2009, in Swat, Pakistan

Anak Agung Prabangsa, Radar Bali

     February 11, 2009, in Bali, Indonesia

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

Hassan Mayow Hassan, Radio Shabelle

     January 1, 2009, in Afgoye, Somalia