1054 Journalists Killed since 1992

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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 *

24% Broadcast reporter
14% Camera Operator
9% Columnist / Commentator
16% Editor
9% Photographer
3% Internet reporter/writer
28% Print reporter/writer
5% Producer
4% Publisher/Owner
2% Technician
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Medium *

9% Internet
51% Print
19% Radio
29% Television
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Gender

93% Male
7% Female
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Local / Foreign

88% Local
12% Foreign
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Murder Victims

22% Taken Captive
38% Threatened
12% Tortured

Type of Death

20% Crossfire/Combat
13% Dangerous Assignment
67% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

88% Complete impunity
8% Partial justice
5% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

13% Criminal group
23% 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 *

5% Business
20% Corruption
15% Crime
10% Culture
18% Human Rights
44% Politics
2% Sports
36% 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: 164
  2. Philippines: 76
  3. Syria: 63
  4. Algeria: 60
  5. Russia: 56
  6. Pakistan: 54
  7. Somalia: 52
  1. Colombia: 45
  2. India: 32
  3. Mexico: 30
  4. Brazil: 29
  5. Afghanistan: 26
  6. Turkey: 21
  7. Sri Lanka: 19
  1. Bosnia: 19
  2. Rwanda: 17
  3. Tajikistan: 17
  4. Sierra Leone: 16
  5. Bangladesh: 14
  6. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 12

Recently Killed

Anja Niedringhaus, The Associated Press

     April 4, 2014, in Khost, Afghanistan

Mayada Ashraf, Al-Dustour

     March 28, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt

Nils Horner, Sveriges Radio

     March 11, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Muthanna Abdel Hussein, Al-Iraqiya

     March 10, 2014, in Hilla, Babylon province, Iraq

Khaled Abdel Thamer, Al-Iraqiya

     March 10, 2014, in Hilla, Babylon province, Iraq

Ali Mustafa, Freelance

     March 9, 2014, in Aleppo, Syria

Omar Abdul Qader, Al-Mayadeen

     March 8, 2014, in Deir Al-Zour, Syria

Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, Notisur and Liberal del Sur

     Between February 5 and 11, 2014, in Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico

Vyacheslav Veremiy, Vesti

     February 19, 2014, in Kiev, Ukraine

Germain Kennedy Mumbere Muliwavyo, Radio Télévision Muungano

     February 16, 2014, in Oïcha, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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