1099 Journalists Killed since 1992



Marie Colvin


The Sunday Times
Syria

Anna Politkovskaya


Novaya Gazeta
Russia

Norbert Zongo


L'indepéndent
Burkina Faso

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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis


Job *

25% Broadcast reporter
15% Camera Operator
8% Columnist / Commentator
15% Editor
10% Photographer
4% Internet reporter/writer
28% Print reporter/writer
5% Producer
4% Publisher/Owner
2% Technician
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Medium *

11% Internet
51% Print
19% Radio
30% Television
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Gender

93% Male
7% Female
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Local / Foreign

87% Local
13% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
37% Threatened
12% Tortured

Type of Death

21% Crossfire/Combat
13% Dangerous Assignment
66% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

88% Complete impunity
8% Partial justice
4% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

14% Criminal group
22% Government Officials
2% Local Residents
5% Military Officials
2% Mob Violence
6% Paramilitary Group
30% Political Group
20% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

4% Business
20% Corruption
15% Crime
10% Culture
20% Human Rights
45% Politics
2% Sports
38% War
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Freelance

17% 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.


20 Deadliest Countries

  1. Iraq: 166
  2. Syria: 79
  3. Philippines: 77
  4. Algeria: 60
  5. Pakistan: 56
  6. Somalia: 56
  7. Russia: 56
  1. Colombia: 45
  2. India: 34
  3. Mexico: 31
  4. Brazil: 29
  5. Afghanistan: 26
  6. Turkey: 20
  7. Sri Lanka: 19
  1. Bosnia: 19
  2. Rwanda: 17
  3. Tajikistan: 17
  4. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 16
  5. Sierra Leone: 16
  6. Bangladesh: 15

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Rami Asmi, Orient News

     December 8, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Yousef el-Dous, Orient News

     December 8, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Luke Somers, Freelance

     December 6, 2014, in Shabwa province, Yemen

Mohamed Isaq, Kalsan TV

     December 5, 2014, in Baidoa, Somalia

Abdulkadir Ahmed, Freelance

     December 5, 2014, in Baidoa, Somalia

MVN Shankar, Andhra Prabha

     November 26, 2014, in Andhra Pradesh, India

Zaher Mtawe'e, Zebdine Coordination Committee

     November 22, 2014, in Zebdine, Syria

Abdirizak Ali Abdi, Freelance

     November 16, 2014, in Galkayo, Puntland, Somalia

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