16 Journalists Killed in Sierra Leone since 1992/Motive Confirmed



Kurt Schork


Reuters
Sierra Leone
May 24, 2000

Myles Tierney


Associated Press Television News
Sierra Leone
January 10, 1999

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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

19% Broadcast reporter
6% Camera Operator
13% Columnist / Commentator
25% Editor
44% Print reporter/writer
6% Producer
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Medium *

69% Print
25% Radio
13% Television
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Gender

100% Male
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Local / Foreign

81% Local
19% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
11% Threatened

Type of Death

31% Crossfire/Combat
13% Dangerous Assignment
56% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

100% Complete impunity
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

11% Government Officials
11% Military Officials
78% Political Group
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Beats Covered by Victims *

6% Culture
6% Human Rights
19% Politics
6% Sports
63% War
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Freelance

13% 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.


16 Journalists Killed in Sierra Leone/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Harry Yansaneh, For Di People

     July 28, 2005, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Kurt Schork, Reuters

     May 24, 2000, in Rogberi Junction, Sierra Leone

Miguel Gil Moreno de Mora, The Associated Press

     May 24, 2000, in Rogberi Junction, Sierra Leone

Saoman Conteh, New Tablet

     May 8, 2000, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Conrad Roy, Expo Times

     April 30, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Abdulai Jumah Jalloh, African Champion

     February 3, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Alpha Amadu Bah, Independent Observer

     January 17, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Myles Tierney, Associated Press Television News

     January 10, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Jenner "J.C." Cole, SKY-FM

     January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Paul Mansaray, Standard Times

     January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Mabay Kamara, Freelancer

     January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Mohammed Kamara, SKY-FM

     January 9, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

James Ogogo, Concord Times

     January 8, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Munir Turay, freelance

     January, 1999, in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Edward Smith, BBC

     April 13, 1998, in Banbanduhun, Sierra Leone

Ishmael Jalloh, Freelancer

     June 3, 1997, in Allentown, Sierra Leone



1 Journalist Killed in Sierra Leone/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Ibrahim Foday, The Exclusive

     June 12, 2011, in an area near Grafton, Sierra Leone