Iraq by the Numbers

135 journalists and 50 support workers have died in direct connection to their work in Iraq.

88 percent of media deaths are Iraqis.

70 percent of media deaths were murders; 30 percent were combat-related.

79 percent of killings were committed by insurgent forces. U.S. forces were responsible for 12 percent of deaths.

62 percent of victims worked for Iraqi news organizations; 38 percent worked for international news organizations.

27 employees of Iraq Media Network, which includes Al-Iraqiya, and Al-Sabah newspaper, have been killed, the highest death toll among news outlets.

38 Iraqi journalists have gone into exile due to work-related persecution.

For a complete database of all journalist deaths, visit