74 Journalists Killed in 2012/Motive Confirmed



Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif


El-Fagr
Egypt

Kazbek Gekkiyev


VGTRK
Russia

Hozan Abdel Halim Mahmoud


Freelance
Syria

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Statistical Analysis

Job *

32% Broadcast reporter
31% Camera Operator
5% Columnist / Commentator
14% Editor
7% Photographer
11% Internet reporter/writer
20% Print reporter/writer
5% Producer
4% Publisher/Owner
1% Technician
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Medium *

38% Internet
31% Print
18% Radio
38% Television
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Gender

96% Male
4% Female
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Local / Foreign

95% Local
5% Foreign
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Murder Victims

9% Taken Captive
43% Threatened
3% Tortured

Type of Death

35% Crossfire/Combat
16% Dangerous Assignment
47% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

94% Complete impunity
6% Partial justice
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

11% Criminal group
9% Government Officials
6% Local Residents
9% Military Officials
51% Political Group
20% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

8% Business
12% Corruption
15% Crime
14% Culture
38% Human Rights
62% Politics
3% Sports
54% War
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Freelance

27% 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 2012

  1. Syria: 31
  2. Somalia: 12
  3. Pakistan: 7
  4. Brazil: 4
  5. India: 2
  6. Mexico: 2
  7. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 2
  1. Nigeria: 1
  2. Russia: 1
  3. Thailand: 1
  4. Tanzania: 1
  5. Iran: 1
  6. Colombia: 1
  7. Philippines: 1
  1. Egypt: 1
  2. Ecuador: 1
  3. Lebanon: 1
  4. Indonesia: 1
  5. Bangladesh: 1
  6. Cambodia: 1

74 Journalists Killed in 2012/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Dwijamani Singh, Prime News

     December 23, 2012, in Imphal, India

Abd al-Karim al-Ezzo, Freelance

     December 21, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif, El-Fagr

     December 12, 2012, in Cairo, Egypt

Kazbek Gekkiyev, VGTRK

     December 5, 2012, in Nalchik, Russia

Naji Asaad, Tishreen

     December 4, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Mohamed Quratem, Enab Baladi

     November 28, 2012, in Darya, Syria

Guillermo Quiroz Delgado, Freelance

     November 27, 2012, in Sincelejo, Colombia

Mohamed al-Khal, Freelance

     November 25, 2012, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Saqib Khan, Ummat

     November 22, 2012, in Karachi, Pakistan

Basel Tawfiq Youssef, Syrian State TV

     November 21, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Eduardo Carvalho, Última Hora News

     November 21, 2012, in Campo Grande, Brazil

Hussam Salama, Al-Aqsa

     November 20, 2012, in Gaza Strip, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Mahmoud al-Kumi, Al-Aqsa

     November 20, 2012, in Gaza Strip, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Hozan Abdel Halim Mahmoud, Freelance

     November 19, 2012, in Ras al-Ain, Syria

Rehmatullah Abid, Dunya News TV, Intikhaab

     November 18, 2012, in Panjgur, Baluchistan, Pakistan

Adrián Silva Moreno, Freelance

     November 14, 2012, in Tehuacán, Mexico

Ayham Mostafa Ghazzoul, Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression

     November 9, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Sattar Beheshti, Freelance

     November 3, 2012, in Tehran, Iran

Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, Shabelle Media Network

     October 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Ahmed Farah Ilyas, Universal TV

     October 23, 2012, in Las Anod, Somalia

Mohammed al-Ashram, Al-Ikhbariya

     October 10, 2012, in Deir Al-Zour, Syria

Mushtaq Khand, Dharti Television Network and Mehran

     October 7, 2012, in Khairpur, Pakistan

Mona al-Bakkour, Al-Thawra and Syria al-Qalaa

     October 3, 2012, in Aleppo, Syria

Abdul Haq Baloch, ARY Television

     September 29, 2012, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Maya Naser, Press TV

     September 26, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Hassan Yusuf Absuge, Radio Maanta

     September 21, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Liban Ali Nur, Somali National TV

     September 20, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Abdisatar Daher Sabriye, Radio Mogadishu

     September 20, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Abdirahman Yasin Ali, Radio Hamar

     September 20, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Abdel Karim al-Oqda, Shaam News Network

     September 19, 2012, in Hama, Syria

Yusuf Ahmed Deeb, Liwaa Al-Fatih

     September 16, 2012, in Aleppo, Syria

Hang Serei Odom, Virakchun Khmer Daily

     September 11, 2012, in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia

Tamer al-Awam, Freelance

     September 9, 2012, in Aleppo, Syria

Daudi Mwangosi, Channel Ten

     September 2, 2012, in Iringa, Tanzania

Mosaab al-Obdaallah, Tishreen

     August 22, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Mika Yamamoto, Japan Press

     August 20, 2012, in Aleppo, Syria

Ali Abbas, SANA

     August 11, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Hatem Abu Yehia, Al-Ikhbariya

     August 10, 2012, in Al-Tal, Syria

Ihsan al-Buni, Al-Thawra

     July 12, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Valério Luiz de Oliveira, Radio Jornal

     July 5, 2012, in Goiânia, Brazil

Byron Baldeón, Freelance

     July 1, 2012, in El Triunfo, Ecuador

Mohammad Shamma, Al-Ikhbariya

     June 27, 2012, in Doursha, Syria

Sami Abu Amin, Al-Ikhbariya

     June 27, 2012, in Doursha, Syria

Jamal Uddin, Gramer Kagoj

     June 15, 2012, in Kashipur, Bangladesh

Abdul Qadir Hajizai, WASH TV

     May 28, 2012, in Quetta, Pakistan

Ahmed al-Assam, Freelance

     May 28, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Bassel al-Shahade, Freelance

     May 28, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Ahmed Adnan al-Ashlaq, Shaam News Network

     May 27, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Lawrence Fahmy al-Naimi, Shaam News Network

     May 27, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Ammar Mohamed Suhail Zado, Shaam News Network

     May 27, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Ahmed Addow Anshur, Shabelle Media Network

     May 24, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Razzaq Gul, Express News TV

     May 19, 2012, in Turbat, Pakistan

Farhan Jeemis Abdulle, Radio Daljir and Simba Radio

     May 2, 2012, in Galkayo, Somalia

Regina Martínez Pérez, Proceso

     April 28, 2012, in Xalapa, Mexico

Décio Sá, O Estado do Maranhão and Blog do Décio

     April 23, 2012, in São Luis, Brazil

Ali Shaaban, Al-Jadeed

     April 9, 2012, in Wadi Khaled, Lebanon

Leiron Kogoya, Papua Pos Nabire and Pasifik Pos Dail

     April 8, 2012, in Mulia, Indonesia

Mahad Salad Adan, Shabelle Media Network

     April 5, 2012, in Beledweyne, Somalia

Ahmed Ismail Hassan, Freelance

     March 31, 2012, in Salmabad, Bahrain

Ali Ahmed Abdi, Freelance

     March 4, 2012, in Galkayo, Somalia

Rajesh Mishra, Media Raj

     March 1, 2012, in Rewa, India

Abukar Hassan Mohamoud, Somaliweyn Radio

     February 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Anas al-Tarsha, Freelance

     February 24, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Rémi Ochlik, Freelance

     February 22, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Marie Colvin, The Sunday Times

     February 22, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Rami al-Sayed, Freelance

     February 21, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Mario Randolfo Marques Lopes, Vassouras na Net

     February 9, 2012, in Barra do Piraí, Brazil

Mazhar Tayyara, Freelance

     February 4, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Hassan Osman Abdi, Shabelle Media Network

     January 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Enenche Akogwu, Channels TV

     January 20, 2012, in Kano, Nigeria

Mukarram Khan Aatif, Freelance

     January 17, 2012, in Shabqadar, Pakistan

Wisut "Ae" Tangwittayaporn, Inside Phuket

     January 12, 2012, in Phuket, Thailand

Gilles Jacquier, France 2

     January 11, 2012, in Homs, Syria

Christopher Guarin, Radyo Mo Nationwide and Tatak News

     January 5, 2012, in General Santos City, Philippines



2 Media Workers Killed in 2012

     Terminology explained

Abu Yezen al-Hamoui, Freelance

     December 26, 2012, in Hama province, Syria

Mohammad Amir , ARY Television

     September 21, 2012, in Peshawar, Pakistan



30 Journalists Killed in 2012/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Haidar Alsamoudi, Syrian State TV

     December 22, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol, Freelance

     December 5, 2012, in Juba, South Sudan

Samir al-Sheikh Ali, Al-Jamahir al-Baghdadiya

     November 17, 2012, in Baghdad, Iraq

Julius Cauzo, DWJJ

     November 8, 2012, in Cabanatuan, Philippines

Abdirahman Mohamed, Ciyaarahamaanta

     September 27, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Chaitali Santra, Freelance

     September 26, 2012, in South Baksara, India

Zakariye Mohamed Mohamud Moallim, Freelance

     September 16, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Eddie Jesus Apostol, DXND Radio

     September 1, 2012, in Sultan sa Barongis, Philippines

Bara'a Yusuf al-Bushi, Freelance

     August 11, 2012, in Al-Tal, Syria

Ghazwan Anas, Sama Mosul

     July 31, 2012, in Mosul, Iraq

Falah Taha, Freelance

     July 14, 2012, in Damascus, Syria

Ali Juburi al-Kaabi, Al-Zawraa

     July 14, 2012, in Jaramana, Syria

Víctor Manuel Báez Chino, Milenio and Reporteros Policiacos

     June 13 or 14, 2012, in Xalapa, Mexico

Marco Antonio Ávila García, El Regional de Sonora and El Diario de Sonora

     May 17 or 18, 2012, in Guaymas, Mexico

Ángel Alfredo Villatoro, Radio HRN

     May 15, 2012, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Aurangzeb Tunio, Kawaish Television Network

     May 10, 2012, in Lalu Ranwak, Pakistan

Nestor Libaton, DXHM Radio

     May 8, 2012, in Mati, Philippines

Gabriel Huge Córdova, Freelance

     May 2 or 3, 2012, in Boca del Rio, Mexico

Guillermo Luna Varela, Veracruznews

     May 2 or 3, 2012, in Boca del Rio, Mexico

Aldion Layao, DXRP Radio

     April 8, 2012, in Davao, Philippines

Yadav Poudel, Avenues TV, Rajdhani Daily, and Mechi Times

     April 3, 2012, in Birtamode, Nepal

Kamiran Salaheddin, Salaheddin Channel

     April 2, 2012, in Tikrit, Iraq

Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo, Metro Radio Estéreo

     March 15, 2012, in Dosquebradas, Colombia

Samid Khan Bahadarzai, Melma Radio

     February 21 or 22, 2012, in Orgun, Afghanistan

Chandrika Rai, Navbharat and The Hitavada

     February 18, 2012, in Umaria, India

Paulo Roberto Cardoso Rodrigues, Jornal Da Praça and Mercosul News

     February 12, 2012, in Ponta Porá, Brazil

Meherun Runi, ATN Bangla Television

     February 11, 2012, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Golam Mustofa Sarowar, Maasranga Television

     February 11, 2012, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nansok Sallah, Highland FM

     January 18, 2012, in Jos, Nigeria

Shukri Abu al-Burghul, Al-Thawra and Radio Damascus

     January 3, 2012, in Damascus, Syria