47 Journalists Killed in 2011/Motive Confirmed



Basil al-Sayed


Freelance
Syria

Abdisalan Sheikh Hassan


Freelance
Somalia

Gadzhimurad Kamalov


Chernovik
Russia

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

21% Broadcast reporter
26% Camera Operator
15% Columnist / Commentator
15% Editor
17% Photographer
13% Internet reporter/writer
17% Print reporter/writer
13% Publisher/Owner
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Medium *

19% Internet
40% Print
13% Radio
43% Television
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Gender

98% Male
2% Female
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Local / Foreign

85% Local
15% Foreign
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Murder Victims

27% Taken Captive
77% Threatened
18% Tortured

Type of Death

15% Crossfire/Combat
38% Dangerous Assignment
47% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

86% Complete impunity
18% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

32% Criminal group
23% Government Officials
9% Military Officials
5% Paramilitary Group
18% Political Group
18% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

6% Business
17% Corruption
21% Crime
11% Culture
15% Human Rights
60% Politics
19% War
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Freelance

34% 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.


Deadliest Countries in 2011

  1. Pakistan: 7
  2. Libya: 5
  3. Iraq: 5
  4. Mexico: 3
  5. Brazil: 3
  6. Syria: 2
  7. Yemen: 2
  1. Bahrain: 2
  2. Egypt: 2
  3. Somalia: 2
  4. Afghanistan: 2
  5. Philippines: 2
  6. Peru: 1
  7. Thailand: 1
  1. Tunisia: 1
  2. Russia: 1
  3. Nigeria: 1
  4. Dominican Republic: 1
  5. El Salvador: 1
  6. Ivory Coast: 1

47 Journalists Killed in 2011/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Basil al-Sayed, Freelance

     December 27, 2011, in Homs, Syria

Abdisalan Sheikh Hassan, Freelance

     December 18, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Gadzhimurad Kamalov, Chernovik

     December 15, 2011, in Makhachkala, Russia

Rafiq Tagi, Freelance

     November 23, 2011, in Baku, Azerbaijan

Ferzat Jarban, Freelance

     November 19 or 20, 2011, in Al-Qasir, Syria

Gelson Domingos da Silva, Bandeirantes TV

     November 6, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Darío Fernández Jaén, Radio Mi Favorita

     November 6, 2011, in Penonomé, Panama

Javed Naseer Rind, Daily Tawar

     November 2011, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Zakariya Isa, Nigeria Television Authority

     October 22, 2011, in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Wael Mikhael, Al-Tareeq

     October 9, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt

Faisal Qureshi, The London Post

     October 7, 2011, in Lahore, Pakistan

Maria Elizabeth Macías Castro, Freelance

     September 24, 2011, in an area near Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Phamon Phonphanit, Sue Samut Atyakam

     September 24, 2011, in Yala, Thailand

Hassan al-Wadhaf, Arabic Media Agency

     September 24, 2011, in Sana'a, Yemen

Farhad Taqaddosi, Press TV

     September 20, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Hadi al-Mahdi, Freelance

     September 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq

Pedro Alfonso Flores Silva, Channel 6

     September 8, 2011, in Chimbote, Peru

Noramfaizul Mohd, Bernama TV

     September 2, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

José Agustín Silvestre de los Santos, La Voz de la Verdad, Caña TV

     August 2, 2011, in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, Pajhwok Afghan News, BBC

     July 28, 2011, in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan

Alwan al-Ghorabi, Afaq

     June 21, 2011, in Diwaniyya, Iraq

Shafiullah Khan, The News

     June 17, 2011, in Wah Cantonment, Pakistan

Edinaldo Filgueira, Jornal o Serrano

     June 15, 2011, in Serra do Mel, Brazil

Romeo Olea, DWEB

     June 13, 2011, in Iriga City, Philippines

Asfandyar Khan, Akhbar-e-Khyber

     June 11, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Saleem Shahzad, Asia Times Online

     May 29 or 30, 2011, in Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan

Nasrullah Khan Afridi, Pakistan Television and Mashriq

     May 10, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Sylvain Gagnetau Lago, Radio Yopougon

     May 8, 2011, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Alfredo Antonio Hurtado Núñez, Canal 33

     April 25, 2011, in Ilopango, El Salvador

Chris Hondros, Getty Images

     April 20, 2011, in Misurata, Libya

Tim Hetherington, Freelance

     April 20, 2011, in Misurata, Libya

Karim Fakhrawi, Al-Wasat

     April 12, 2011, in Manama, Bahrain

Zakariya Rashid Hassan al-Ashiri, Freelance

     April 9, 2011, in Al-Dair, Bahrain

Luciano Leitão Pedrosa, TV Vitória and Radio Metropolitana FM

     April 9, 2011, in Vitória de Santo Antão, Brazil

Anton Hammerl, Freelance

     April 5, 2011, in an area near Brega, Libya

Sabah al-Bazi, Al-Arabiya

     March 29, 2011, in Tikrit, Iraq

Muammar Khadir Abdelwahad, Al-Ayn

     March 29, 2011, in Tikrit, Iraq

Luis Emanuel Ruiz Carrillo, La Prensa

     March 25, 2011, in Monterrey, Mexico

Mohammed al-Nabbous, Libya Al-Hurra TV

     March 19, 2011, in Benghazi, Libya

Jamal al-Sharaabi, Al-Masdar

     March 18, 2011, in Sana’a, Yemen

Ali Hassan al-Jaber, Al-Jazeera

     March 13, 2011, in an area near Benghazi, Libya

Noel López Olguín, Freelance

     March 2011, in Chinameca, Veracruz, Mexico

Mohamed al-Hamdani, Al-Itijah

     February 24, 2011, in Ramadi, Iraq

Ahmad Mohamed Mahmoud, Al-Ta'awun

     February 4, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt

Gerardo Ortega, DWAR

     January 24, 2011, in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

Lucas Mebrouk Dolega, European Pressphoto Agency

     January 17, 2011, in Tunis, Tunisia

Wali Khan Babar, Geo TV

     January 13, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan



5 Media Workers Killed in 2011

     Terminology explained

Fuad al-Shamri, Al-Saeeda TV

     October 22, 2011, in Sana’a, Yemen

Farah Hassan Sahal, Radio Simba

     August 4, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Mohamed Shaglouf, freelance

     March 15, 2011, in Ajdabiya, Libya

Marcel Legré, La Refondation

     February 28, 2011, in Koumassi, Ivory Coast

Rodolfo Ochoa Moreno, Grupo Multimedios Laguna

     February 9, 2011, in Torreón, Mexico



34 Journalists Killed in 2011/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Luz Marina Paz Villalobos, Cadena Hondureña de Noticias

     December 6, 2011, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Charles Ingabire, Inyenyeri News

     December 1, 2011, in an area near Kampala, Uganda

Roy Bagtikan Gallego, freelance

     October 14, 2011, in Lianga, Philippines

Li Xiang, Luoyang TV

     September 19, 2011, in Luoyang, China

José Oquendo Reyes, Radio Alas Peruanas, BTV Canal 45

     September 14, 2011, in Pueblo Nuevo, Peru

Valderlei Canuto Leandro, Radio Frontera

     September 1, 2011, in Tabatinga, Brazil

Humberto Millán Salazar , A Discusión, Radio Fórmula

     August 24 or 25, 2011, in Culiacán, Mexico

Niel Jimena, DYRI-RMN Radio

     August 22, 2011, in E.B. Magalona, Philippines

Muneer Shakir, Online News Network, Sabzbaat TV

     August 14, 2011, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, Notiver

     July 2011, in Veracruz, Mexico

Auro Ida, Olhar Direto, Midianews

     July 21, 2011, in Cuiabá, Brazil

Nery Geremías Orellana, Radio Joconguera, Radio Progreso

     July 14, 2011, in Lempira, Honduras

Luis Eduardo Gómez, Freelance

     June 30, 2011, in Arboletes, Colombia

Witness-Patchelly Kambale Musonia, freelance

     June 22, 2011, in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Misael López Solana, Notiver

     June 20, 2011, in Veracruz, Mexico

Miguel Ángel López Velasco, Notiver

     June 20, 2011, in Veracruz, Mexico

Ibrahim Foday, The Exclusive

     June 12, 2011, in an area near Grafton, Sierra Leone

Jyotirmoy Dey, Midday

     June 11, 2011, in Powai, India

Luis Ernesto Mendoza Cerrato, Channel 24

     May 19, 2011, in Danlí, Honduras

Yensi Roberto Ordoñez Galdámez, Channel 14

     May 18 or 19, 2011, in Nueva Concepción, Guatemala

Wilfred Iván Ojeda, El Clarín

     May 17, 2011, in La Victoria, Venezuela

Héctor Francisco Medina Polanco, Omega Visión

     May 11, 2011, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Valério Nascimento, Panorama Geral

     May 3, 2011, in Rio Claro, Brazil

Julio Castillo Narváez, Ollantay Radio

     May 3, 2011, in Virú, Peru

David Niño de Guzmán, Agencia de Noticias Fides

     April 20, 2011, in La Paz, Bolivia

Taha Hameed, Al-Massar TV

     April 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq

Zaman Ibrahim, Daily Extra News

     April 2, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan

Maria Len Flores Somera, DZME

     March 24, 2011, in Malabon City, Philippines

Merardo Alejandro Romero Chávez, La Voz de Ytakyry

     March 3, 2011, in Ytakyry, Paraguay

Umesh Rajput, Nai Dunia

     February 22, 2011, in Raipur, India

Abdost Rind, freelance

     February 18, 2011, in Turbat, Pakistan

Hilal al-Ahmadi, Freelance

     February 17, 2011, in Mosul, Iraq

Le Hoang Hung, Nguoi Lao Dong

     January 30, 2011, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ilyas Nizzar, Darwanth

     January 3, 2011, in Pidarak, Pakistan