22 Journalists Murdered in 2011


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Statistical Analysis

Job *

36% Broadcast reporter
9% Camera Operator
36% Columnist / Commentator
27% Editor
14% Photographer
23% Internet reporter/writer
18% Print reporter/writer
5% Producer
23% Publisher/Owner
5% Technician
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Medium *

23% Internet
36% Print
32% Radio
36% Television
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Gender

95% Male
5% Female
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

27% Taken Captive
77% Threatened
18% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

82% Complete impunity
18% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

32% Criminal group
27% Government Officials
5% Local Residents
14% Military Officials
5% Mob Violence
9% Paramilitary Group
23% Political Group
23% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

14% Business
41% Corruption
27% Crime
14% Culture
18% Human Rights
64% Politics
5% Sports
9% War
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Freelance

32% 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 2011

  1. Pakistan: 5
  2. Mexico: 3
  3. Philippines: 2
  4. Brazil: 2
  5. Ivory Coast: 1
  1. Azerbaijan: 1
  2. El Salvador: 1
  3. Iraq: 1
  4. Russia: 1
  5. Nigeria: 1
  1. Panama: 1
  2. Dominican Republic: 1
  3. Peru: 1
  4. Somalia: 1

22 Journalists Murdered in 2011

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Abdisalan Sheikh Hassan, Freelance

     December 18, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Gadzhimurad Kamalov, Chernovik

     December 15, 2011, in Makhachkala, Russia

Rafiq Tagi, Freelance

     November 23, 2011, in Baku, Azerbaijan

Darío Fernández Jaén, Radio Mi Favorita

     November 6, 2011, in Penonomé, Panama

Javed Naseer Rind, Daily Tawar

     November 2011, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Zakariya Isa, Nigeria Television Authority

     October 22, 2011, in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Faisal Qureshi, The London Post

     October 7, 2011, in Lahore, Pakistan

Maria Elizabeth Macías Castro, Freelance

     September 24, 2011, in an area near Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Hadi al-Mahdi, Freelance

     September 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq

Pedro Alfonso Flores Silva, Channel 6

     September 8, 2011, in Chimbote, Peru

José Agustín Silvestre de los Santos, La Voz de la Verdad, Caña TV

     August 2, 2011, in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Edinaldo Filgueira, Jornal o Serrano

     June 15, 2011, in Serra do Mel, Brazil

Romeo Olea, DWEB

     June 13, 2011, in Iriga City, Philippines

Saleem Shahzad, Asia Times Online

     May 29 or 30, 2011, in Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan

Nasrullah Khan Afridi, Pakistan Television and Mashriq

     May 10, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Sylvain Gagnetau Lago, Radio Yopougon

     May 8, 2011, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Alfredo Antonio Hurtado Núñez, Canal 33

     April 25, 2011, in Ilopango, El Salvador

Luciano Leitão Pedrosa, TV Vitória and Radio Metropolitana FM

     April 9, 2011, in Vitória de Santo Antão, Brazil

Luis Emanuel Ruiz Carrillo, La Prensa

     March 25, 2011, in Monterrey, Mexico

Noel López Olguín, Freelance

     March 2011, in Chinameca, Veracruz, Mexico

Gerardo Ortega, DWAR

     January 24, 2011, in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

Wali Khan Babar, Geo TV

     January 13, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan