24 Journalists Murdered in India since 1992

You need to upgrade your Flash Player



Statistical Analysis

Job *

13% Broadcast reporter
4% Camera Operator
25% Editor
4% Photographer
4% Internet reporter/writer
54% Print reporter/writer
4% Producer
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

Medium *

4% Internet
88% Print
4% Radio
13% Television
You need to upgrade your Flash Player


100% Male
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

Local / Foreign

100% Local
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

Murder Victims

13% Taken Captive
46% Threatened
4% Tortured

Impunity in Murder Cases

96% Complete impunity
4% Partial justice
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

Suspected Source of Fire

25% Criminal group
8% Government Officials
8% Local Residents
4% Paramilitary Group
38% Political Group
17% Unknown
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

Beats Covered by Victims *

8% Business
50% Corruption
25% Crime
13% Culture
21% Human Rights
50% Politics
You need to upgrade your Flash Player


17% Freelance
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

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.

24 Journalists Murdered in India

     Terminology explained

Jagendra Singh, Freelance

     June 8, 2015, in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India

MVN Shankar, Andhra Prabha

     November 26, 2014, in Andhra Pradesh, India

Tarun Kumar Acharya, Kanak TV, Sambad

     May 27, 2014, in Odisha, India

Sai Reddy, Deshbandhu

     December 6, 2013, in Bijapur District, India

Rakesh Sharma, Aaj

     August 23, 2013, in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India

Narendra Dabholkar, Sadhana

     August 20, 2013, in Pune, India

Rajesh Mishra, Media Raj

     March 1, 2012, in Rewa, India

Umesh Rajput, Nai Dunia

     January 23, 2011, in Raipur, India

Vikas Ranjan, Hindustan

     November 25, 2008, in Rosera, India

Mohammed Muslimuddin, Asomiya Pratidin

     April 1, 2008, in Barpukhuri, India

Prahlad Goala, Asomiya Khabar

     January 6, 2006, in Golaghat, India

Veeraboina Yadagiri, Andhra Prabha

     February 21, 2004, in Medak, India

Parvaz Mohammed Sultan, News and Feature Alliance

     January 31, 2003, in Srinagar, India

Ram Chander Chaterpatti, Poora Sach

     November 21, 2002, in Sirsa, India

Moolchand Yadav, Freelance

     July 30, 2001, in Jhansi, India

Saidan Shafi, Doordarshan TV

     March 16, 1997, in Srinagar, India

Altaf Ahmed Faktoo, Doordarshan TV

     January 1, 1997, in Srinagar, India

Parag Kumar Das, Asomiya Pratidin

     May 17, 1996, in Assam, India

Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, Rehnuma-e-Kashmir and Saffron Times

     April 10, 1996, in Kashmir, India

Mushtaq Ali, Agence France-Presse and Asian News International

     September 10, 1995, in Srinagar, India

Ghulam Muhammad Lone, Freelancer

     August 29, 1994, in Kangan, India

Dinesh Pathak, Sandesh

     May 22, 1993, in Baroda, India

Bhola Nath Masoom, Hind Samachar

     January 31, 1993, in Rajpura, India

M. L. Manchanda, All India Radio

     May 18, 1992, in Patiala, India