10 Journalists Murdered in Sri Lanka since 1992


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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

20% Broadcast reporter
20% Columnist / Commentator
10% Editor
50% Print reporter/writer
10% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

10% Internet
80% Print
20% Radio
10% Television
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Gender

90% Male
10% Female
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

10% Taken Captive
60% Threatened

Impunity in Murder Cases

100% Complete impunity
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

40% Government Officials
10% Military Officials
50% Political Group
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Beats Covered by Victims *

30% Corruption
10% Culture
40% Human Rights
80% Politics
10% Sports
40% War
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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.


10 Journalists Murdered in Sri Lanka

     Terminology explained

Lasantha Wickramatunga, The Sunday Leader

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

Paranirupasingham Devakumar, News 1st

     May 28, 2008, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Selvarajah Rajeewarnam, Uthayan

     April 29, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Subash Chandraboas, Nilam

     April 16, 2007, in an area near Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Subramaniyam Sugitharajah, Sudar Oli

     January 24, 2006, in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Relangi Selvarajah, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corp.

     August 12, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dharmeratnam Sivaram, TamilNet and Daily Mirror

     April 29, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bala Nadarajah Iyer, Thinamurasu and Thinakaran

     August 16, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Aiyathurai Nadesan, Virakesari

     May 31, 2004, in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, BBC, Virakesari, Ravaya

     October 19, 2000, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka