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61 Media Employees Killed in 2014

61 Media Employees Killed in 2014

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Since 1998, our organisation has actively monitored the cases of media employees who pay the ultimate price in their efforts to bring us the news.


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A way of honouring the courage and determination of men and women who lose their lives while reporting on conflicts, challenging governments or investigating corruption and crime, WAN-IFRA highlights the number of journalists who have been confirmed as killed in the line of duty or targeted because of their work. These figures are collated by the Committee to Protect Journalists and rely on a specific methodological approach, using terminology that helps in the analysis of each incident.


Journalists killed in 2014

Marcos de Barros Leopoldo Guerra, Ubatuba Cobra

     December 23, 2014, in Ubatuba, Brazil

Zubair Hatami, Mitra TV

     December 21, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Mahran al-Deeri, Al-Jazeera

     December 10, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Salem Khalil, Orient News

     December 8, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Rami Asmi, Orient News

     December 8, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Yousef el-Dous, Orient News

     December 8, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Luke Somers, Freelance

     December 6, 2014, in Shabwa province, Yemen

Mohamed Isaq, Kalsan TV

     December 5, 2014, in Baidoa, Somalia

Abdulkadir Ahmed, Freelance

     December 5, 2014, in Baidoa, Somalia

MVN Shankar, Andhra Prabha

     November 26, 2014, in Andhra Pradesh, India

Zaher Mtawe'e, Zebdine Coordination Committee

     November 22, 2014, in Zebdine, Syria

Abdirizak Ali Abdi, Freelance

     November 16, 2014, in Galkayo, Puntland, Somalia

Pablo Medina Velázquez, ABC Color

     October 16, 2014, in Curuguaty, Paraguay

Atallah Bajbouj, Nabaa Media Foundation

     October 15, 2014, in Daraa, Syria

Aung Kyaw Naing, "Par Gyi", Freelance

     October 4, 2014, in Kyaikmayaw, Burma

Facely Camara, Liberté FM

     September 16, 2014, in Womé, Guinea

Mohammed al-Qasim, Rozana Radio

     September 10, 2014, in Idlib province, Syria

Steven Sotloff, Freelance

     August or September, 2014, in Unknown, Syria

Irshad Mastoi, Online International News Network, ARY News

     August 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

Ghulam Rasool, Online International News Network

     August 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

James Foley, Freelance

     August 2014, in Unknown, Syria

Simone Camilli, The Associated Press

     August 13, 2014, in Beit Lahiya, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Octavio Rojas Hernández, El Buen Tono

     August 11, 2014, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Leyla Yildizhan (Deniz Firat), Firat News Agency

     August 8, 2014, in Makhmur District, Iraq

Andrei Stenin, Rossiya Segodnya

     August 6, 2014, in Snizhne, Ukraine

Sameh al-Aryan, Al-Aqsa TV

     July 30, 2014, in Shijaiyah, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Rami Rayan, Palestine Network for Press and Media

     July 30, 2014, in Shijaiyah, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Khaled Reyadh Hamad, Continue Production Films

     July 20, 2014, in Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Anatoly Klyan, Pervy Kanal

     June 30, 2014, in Donetsk, Ukraine

Mohamed Taani, SMART News Agency

     June 27, 2014, in Daraa, Syria

Yusuf Ahmed Abukar, Radio Ergo, Mustaqbal Radio

     June 21, 2014, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Ahmed Hasan Ahmed, Xinhua News Agency

     June 20, 2014, in Damascus, Syria

Edgar Pantaleón Fernández Fleitas, Belén Comunicaciones

     June 19, 2014, in Concepción, Paraguay

Igor Kornelyuk, VGTRK

     June 17, 2014, in Metallist, Ukraine

Khalid Ali Hamada, Al-Ahad TV

     June 15, 2014, in Diyala province, Iraq

Tarun Kumar Acharya, Kanak TV, Sambad

     May 27, 2014, in Odisha, India

Muftah Bu Zeid, Brnieq

     May 26, 2014, in Benghazi, Libya

Andrea Rocchelli, Cesura photo agency

     May 24, 2014, in Andreyevka, Ukraine

Sadrul Alam Nipul, Dainik Mathabhanga

     May 21, 2014, in Chuadanga, Bangladesh

Camille Lepage, Freelance

     May 2014, in Bouar region, Central African Republic

Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz Garay, Radio Amambay

     May 16, 2014, in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay

Al-Moutaz Bellah Ibrahim, Shaam News Network

     May 4, 2014, in Raqqa, Syria

Mouaz Alomar (Abu Mehdi Al Hamwi), Freelance

     April 25, 2014, in Kafr Zita, Hama province, Syria

Rubylita Garcia, Remate, dwAD

     April 6, 2014, in Bacoor City, Philippines

Bilal Ahmed Bilal, Palestine Today TV

     Unknown, in Sednaya, Syria

Anja Niedringhaus, The Associated Press

     April 4, 2014, in Khost, Afghanistan

Mayada Ashraf, Al-Dustour

     March 28, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt

Nils Horner, Sveriges Radio

     March 11, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Muthanna Abdel Hussein, Al-Iraqiya

     March 10, 2014, in Hilla, Babil province, Iraq

Khaled Abdel Thamer, Al-Iraqiya

     March 10, 2014, in Hilla, Babil province, Iraq

Ali Mustafa, Freelance

     March 9, 2014, in Aleppo, Syria

Omar Abdul Qader, Al-Mayadeen

     March 8, 2014, in Deir Al-Zour, Syria

Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, Notisur and Liberal del Sur

     Between February 5 and 11, 2014, in Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico

Turad Mohamed al-Zahouri, Freelance

     February 20, 2014, in Yabroud, Syria

Vyacheslav Veremiy, Vesti

     February 19, 2014, in Kiev, Ukraine

Germain Kennedy Mumbere Muliwavyo, Radio Télévision Muungano

     February 16, 2014, in Oïcha, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pedro Palma, Panorama Regional

     February 13, 2014, in Miguel Pereira, Brazil

Santiago Ilídio Andrade, Bandeirantes

     February 10, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Firas Mohammed Attiyah, Fallujah TV

     January 20, 2014, in Khalidiya, Iraq

Michael Tshele, Freelance

     January 13, 2014, in Britz, South Africa

Shan Dahar, Abb Takk Television

     January 1, 2014, in Larkana, Pakistan

 

Source: CPJ

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Alison Meston

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2014-01-22 12:04

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Media employees worldwide face physical violence and persecution of all kinds, whether from public officials, criminals or terrorists. Assaults are daily - and often deadly - for those who challenge governments, report on conflicts or investigate corruption and crime. Read more ...