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Journalists Killed in 2017

Journalists Killed in 2017

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Our organisation actively monitors the cases of media employees who pay the ultimate price in their efforts to bring us the news.

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.

Killed in 2017:


Daphne Caruana Galizia, Running Commentary

October 16, 2017, in Malta

Ali Nur Siad, Voice of America

October 14, 2017, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Hawker Faisal Mohammed, Hawar News Agency (ANHA)

Octoebr 13, 2017, in Abu Fas Village, Syria

Dilshan Ibash, Hawar News Agency (ANHA)

October 12, 2017, in Abu Fas Village, Syria

Louay Sadiq Meshaal, Al-Nujaba TV

October 1, 2017, in Salman, Iraq

Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro, Freelance

October 1, 2017, in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Abdullahi Osman Moalim, Jubbaland TV

September 13, 2017, in Beledweyne, Somalia

Gauri Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh Patrike

September 5, 2017, in Bangalore, India

Christopher Allen, Freelance

August 26, 2017, in Kaya, South Sudan

Osama Nasr al-Zoabi, Syrian Media Organization (SMO)

August 21, 2017, in Syria

Kim Wall, Freelance

August 10, 2017, in Copenhagen, Denmark

Khaled al-Khateb, RT

July 30, 2017, in Sukhna, Syria

Sudad Faris, Salaheddin TV

July 7, 2017 in Imam Gharbi, near Mosul, Iraq

Harb Hazzah al-Duleimi, Hona Salaheddin

July 7, 2017, in Imam Gharbi, near Mosul, Iraq

Veronique Robert, #5BisProduction

June 24, 2017 in Mosul, Iraq

Stephane Villeneuve, #5BisProduction

June 19, 2017, in Mosul, Iraq

Habibollah Hosseinzadeh, Press TV

May 31, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Suhaib al-Heeti, Asiasat

May 30, 2017, in Heet, Iraq

Takieddin al-Hudhaifi, Al-Akhbariya

May 26, 2017, in Taiz, Yemen

Wael al-Absi, Yemen TV

May 26, 2017, in Taiz, Yemen

Dmitry Popkov, Ton-M

May 24, 2017, in Minusinsk, Russia

Javier Valdez Cárdenas, Ríodoce

     May 15, 2017, in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

Alaa Kraym (Mohammed al-Qabouni), Qaboun Media Center

May 4, 2017 in Qaboun, Syria

Nikolai Andrushchenko, Novy Peterburg

April 19, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Maximino Rodríguez, Freelance

     April 14, 2017, in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Miroslava Breach Velducea, La Jornada

     March 23, 2017, in Chihuahua, Mexico

Joaquin Briones, Remate

     March 13, 2017, in Milagros, Masbate, Philippines

Mohamed Abazied (George Samara), Nabd Syria Satellite Station/ Syria Media Organization (SMO)

     March 12, 2017, in Daraa, Syria

Cecilio Pineda Birto, Freelance

     March 2, 2017, in Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, Mexico

Shifa Zikri Ibrahim (Shifa Gardi), Rudaw TV

     February 25, 2017, in Mosul, Iraq

Taimoor Khan, Samaa TV

     February 12, 2017, in Karachi, Pakistan

Abdul Hakim Shimul, Samakal

     February 3, 2017, in Shahjadpur, Bangladesh


Source: CPJ

For 2016 figures, click here

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2017-01-20 14:58

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