685 Journalists Killed with Complete Impunity since 1992


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2016

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

27% Broadcast reporter
5% Camera Operator
11% Columnist / Commentator
21% Editor
6% Photographer
5% Internet reporter/writer
31% Print reporter/writer
6% Producer
6% Publisher/Owner
1% Technician
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Medium *

7% Internet
56% Print
24% Radio
23% 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
38% Threatened
13% Tortured

Suspected Source of Fire

13% Criminal group
21% Government Officials
2% Local Residents
5% Military Officials
2% Mob Violence
5% Paramilitary Group
34% Political Group
21% Unknown
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Beats Covered by Victims *

5% Business
27% Corruption
19% Crime
12% Culture
18% Human Rights
50% 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: 109
  2. Philippines: 68
  3. Algeria: 57
  4. Somalia: 40
  5. Colombia: 37
  6. Russia: 32
  7. Pakistan: 31
  1. Mexico: 29
  2. Brazil: 25
  3. India: 23
  4. Turkey: 17
  5. Bangladesh: 16
  6. Rwanda: 15
  7. Tajikistan: 14
  1. Syria: 12
  2. Sri Lanka: 10
  3. Sierra Leone: 9
  4. Afghanistan: 8
  5. Cambodia: 8
  6. Indonesia: 7

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