29 Journalists Killed in Afghanistan since 1992/Motive Confirmed



Anja Niedringhaus


The Associated Press
Afghanistan

Nils Horner


Sveriges Radio
Afghanistan

Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak


Pajhwok Afghan News, BBC
Afghanistan

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2016

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

28% Broadcast reporter
17% Camera Operator
3% Editor
17% Photographer
38% Print reporter/writer
3% Producer
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Medium *

10% Internet
55% Print
34% Radio
21% Television
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Gender

79% Male
21% Female
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Local / Foreign

34% Local
66% Foreign
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Murder Victims

58% Taken Captive
25% Threatened

Type of Death

38% Crossfire/Combat
21% Dangerous Assignment
41% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

67% Complete impunity
33% Full justice
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Suspected Source of Fire

7% Criminal group
3% Government Officials
3% Local Residents
17% Military Officials
14% Paramilitary Group
41% Political Group
14% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

3% Crime
3% Culture
17% Human Rights
34% Politics
86% War
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Freelance

21% 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.


29 Journalists Killed in Afghanistan/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

David Gilkey, National Public Radio

     June 5, 2016, in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan

Zabihullah Tamanna, National Public Radio

     June 5, 2016, in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan

Zubair Hatami, Mitra TV

     December 21, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, The Associated Press

     April 4, 2014, in Khost, Afghanistan

Nils Horner, Sveriges Radio

     March 11, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Farhad Taqaddosi, Press TV

     September 20, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, Pajhwok Afghan News, BBC

     July 28, 2011, in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan

James P. Hunter, Fort Campbell Courier, U.S. military publications

     June 24, 2010, in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Rupert Hamer, Sunday Mirror

     January 10, 2010, in an area near Nawa, Afghanistan

Michelle Lang, Calgary Herald and Canwest News Service

     December 30, 2009, in an area south of Kandahar, Afghanistan

Sultan Mohammed Munadi, The New York Times

     September 9, 2009, in an area near Kunduz, Afghanistan

Abdul Samad Rohani, BBC and Pajhwok Afghan News

     June 7 or 8, 2008, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan

Carsten Thomassen, Dagbladet

     January 15, 2008, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Zakia Zaki, Sada-i-Sulh

     June 4, 2007, in Parwan province, Afghanistan

Ajmal Naqshbandi, freelance

     April 8, 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Christian Struwe, freelance

     October 7, 2006, in Baghlan, Afghanistan

Karen Fischer, freelance

     October 7, 2006, in Baghlan, Afghanistan

Abdul Qodus, Aryana TV

     July 22, 2006, in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Ulf Strömberg, TV4

     November 26, 2001, in Taloqan, Afghanistan

Harry Burton, Reuters Television

     November 19, 2001, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Azizullah Haidari, Reuters

     November 19, 2001, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Julio Fuentes, El Mundo

     November 19, 2001, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Maria Grazia Cutuli, Corriere della Serra

     November 19, 2001, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Pierre Billaud, Radio Télévision Luxembourg

     November 11, 2001, in Takhar Province, Afghanistan

Volker Handloik, freelance reporter

     November 11, 2001, in Takhar Province, Afghanistan

Johanne Sutton, Radio France Internationale

     November 11, 2001, in Takhar Province, Afghanistan

Marc Brunereau, freelance

     September 5, 2001, in Taloqan/Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan

Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian News Agency (IRNA)

     August 8, 1998, in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Mirwais Jalil, BBC World Service

     July 29, 1994, in an area near Kabul, Afghanistan



1 Media Worker Killed in Afghanistan

     Terminology explained

Sayed Agha, freelance

     March 15, 2007, in Helmand province, Afghanistan



6 Journalists Killed in Afghanistan/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, Nangarhar Radio and Television

     January 29, 2016, in Surkhrod, Afghanistan

Palwasha Tokhi, Bayan-e-Shamal

     September 17, 2014, in Mazar-e-Sherif, Afghanistan

Noor Ahmad Noori, Bost

     January 23, 2014, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan

Samid Khan Bahadarzai, Melma Radio

     February 21 or 22, 2012, in Orgun, Afghanistan

Sayed Hamid Noori, Radio Television Afghanistan

     September 5, 2010, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Jawed Ahmad, freelance

     March 11, 2009, in Kandahar, Afghanistan