640 Journalists Killed with Complete Impunity since 1992


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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

26% Broadcast reporter
5% Camera Operator
11% Columnist / Commentator
20% Editor
6% Photographer
3% Internet reporter/writer
32% Print reporter/writer
6% Producer
6% Publisher/Owner
1% Technician
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Medium *

5% Internet
57% Print
23% Radio
24% Television
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Gender

93% Male
7% Female
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Local / Foreign

94% Local
6% Foreign
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Victims of Unsolved Murders

22% Taken Captive
36% Threatened
13% Tortured

Suspected Source of Fire

12% Criminal group
21% Government Officials
1% Local Residents
5% Military Officials
2% Mob Violence
5% Paramilitary Group
32% Political Group
21% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

5% Business
26% Corruption
19% Crime
12% Culture
16% Human Rights
48% Politics
2% Sports
27% War
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Freelance

14% 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.


Top 20 Countries, Cases of Complete Impunity

  1. Iraq: 102
  2. Philippines: 68
  3. Algeria: 57
  4. Somalia: 38
  5. Colombia: 36
  6. Russia: 32
  7. Pakistan: 30
  1. Mexico: 25
  2. India: 20
  3. Brazil: 19
  4. Rwanda: 15
  5. Tajikistan: 14
  6. Turkey: 14
  7. Bangladesh: 11
  1. Syria: 10
  2. Sri Lanka: 10
  3. Sierra Leone: 9
  4. Afghanistan: 8
  5. Cambodia: 8
  6. Angola: 7

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