Russia-Ukraine war

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An AFP journalist runs as smoke rises behind after a bombardment in Bakhmut, Eastern Ukraine, on July 31, 2022. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

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Deaths in Ukraine

Motive confirmed (12)

1
Ihor Hudenko, Freelance, killed in Kharkiv on February 26
2
Yevhenii Sakun, LIVE, killed in Kyiv on March 1
3
Viktor Dedov, Sigma-TV, killed in Mariupol on March 11
4
Oksana Haidar, Freelance, killed in Shevchenkove around March 11 – April 7
5
Brent Renaud, Time, killed in Irpin on March 13
6
Maks Levin, LB.ua, body found April 1 near Huta-Mezhyhirska, missing on March 13
7
Pierre Zakrzewski, Fox News, killed in Horenka on March 14
8
Oleksandra Kuvshynova, Fox News, killed in Horenka on March 14
9
Oksana Baulina, The Insider, killed in Kyiv on March 23
10
Mantas Kvedaravicius, Freelance, killed in Mariupol on April 2
11
Vira Hyrych, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, killed in Kyiv on April 28
12
Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, BFMTV, killed in Lysychansk on May 30

Motive unconfirmed (3)

1
Zoreslav Zamoysky, Freelance, killed in Bucha around March 4 – April 12
2
Roman Nezhyborets, Dytynets, killed in Yahidne around March 5-9
3
Yevhenii Bal, Freelance, killed in Manhush on April 2


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Journalist Ayub Ali Warty was recently detained and charged with defamation in Iraqi Kurdistan. (Photo: Ayub Ali Warty)

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Journalists Attacked

Alaa Abdelfattah

IMPRISONED


Egypt

Alaa Abdelfattah, a prominent blogger and activist who has written about politics and human rights violations for numerous outlets, including the independent Al-Shorouk newspaper and the progressive Mada Masr news website, re-arrested in September 2019, a few months after his conditional release from prison. He was first arrested in 2014. Authorities accuse him of supporting a banned group and spreading false news. 

Amid the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19, freedom for imprisoned journalists has never been more urgent.

journalists killed in 2022 (motive confirmed)
imprisoned in 2021
missing globally