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Anatomy of Injustice: Appendix II

Key statistics as compiled by the Committee to Protect Jurnalists

Anatomy of Injustice: The Unsolved Killings of Journalists in Russia


Journalist Deaths Since 1992

CPJ began compiling detailed data on journalist deaths in 1992. CPJ data include only deaths in which we are reasonably certain a journalist was killed in direct reprisal for his or her work; killed in crossfire; or killed while carrying out a dangerous assignment. CPJ data do not include accidental deaths such as car or plane crashes. As of July 1, 2009, here are the 10 deadliest countries for the press since 1992:

1. IRAQ

139 deaths (89 of them murders)

2. ALGERIA

60 deaths (58 murders)

3. RUSSIA

50 deaths (30 murders)

4. COLOMBIA

41 deaths (38 murders)

5. PHILIPPINES

35 deaths (33 murders)

6. SOMALIA

29 deaths (19 murders)

7. INDIA

26 deaths (16 murders)

8. PAKISTAN

21 deaths (13 murders)

9. BOSNIA

19 deaths (2 murders)

9. TURKEY

19 deaths (17 murders)


 

Deadliest Countries for Journalists Since 2000

As of July 1, 2009, here are the 10 deadliest countries for the press this decade:

 

1. IRAQ

139 deaths (89 of them murders)

2. PHILIPPINES

29 deaths (27 murders)

3. RUSSIA

20 deaths (17 murders)

3. SOMALIA

20 deaths (10 murders)

5. PAKISTAN

19 deaths (12 murders)

6. COLOMBIA

18 deaths (16 murders)

7. AFGHANISTAN

16 deaths (12 murders)

7. SRI LANKA

16 deaths (10 murders)

9. INDIA

11 deaths (7 murders)

10. MEXICO

10 deaths (10 murders) 



CPJ’s Impunity Index  CPJ’s Impunity Index calculates the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country’s population. CPJ examined every nation worldwide over the last decade. Only those nations with five or more unsolved cases are included on the index.

 

1. IRAQ

Impunity Index Rating: 2.983 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 

2. SIERRA LEONE

Impunity Index Rating: 1.552 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 

3. SOMALIA

Impunity Index Rating: 0.690 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 

4. SRI LANKA

Impunity Index Rating: 0.452 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.

5. COLOMBIA

Impunity Index Rating: 0.347 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 

6. PHILIPPINES

Impunity Index Rating: 0.273 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 

7. AFGHANISTAN

Impunity Index Rating: 0.248 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.

8. NEPAL

Impunity Index Rating: 0.178 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 

9. RUSSIA

Impunity Index Rating: 0.106 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 

10. PAKISTAN

Impunity Index Rating: 0.062 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 

11. MEXICO

Impunity Index Rating: 0.057 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.

12. BANGLADESH

Impunity Index Rating: 0.044 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.

13. BRAZIL

Impunity Index Rating: 0.026 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.

14. INDIA

Impunity Index Rating: 0.006 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 


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