1123 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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2015

1992


Statistical Analysis


Job *

25% Broadcast reporter
15% Camera Operator
9% 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
20% 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

21% Taken Captive
38% Threatened
12% Tortured

Type of Death

20% Crossfire/Combat
13% Dangerous Assignment
66% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

87% Complete impunity
9% Partial justice
4% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire

9% Criminal group
17% Government Officials
2% Local Residents
18% Military Officials
1% Mob Violence
5% Paramilitary Group
31% Political Group
18% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

4% Business
20% Corruption
15% Crime
11% Culture
20% Human Rights
46% 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: 80
  3. Philippines: 77
  4. Algeria: 60
  5. Somalia: 56
  6. Russia: 56
  7. Pakistan: 56
  1. Colombia: 46
  2. India: 34
  3. Mexico: 32
  4. Brazil: 31
  5. Afghanistan: 27
  6. Turkey: 20
  7. Bosnia: 19
  1. Sri Lanka: 19
  2. Tajikistan: 17
  3. Rwanda: 17
  4. Bangladesh: 17
  5. Sierra Leone: 16
  6. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 16

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     January 25, 2015, in Western Bahr al Ghazal state, South Sudan

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