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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:

Karam Kabishou, Sama TV
29 December 2017, in Syria

Sudip Dutta Bhaumik, Syandan patrika 
21 November, 2017, in India

Hussain Nazari, Rah-e-farda radio and television
17 November, 2017, in Afghanistan

Arkan Sharifi, Kurdistan TV

30 October, 2017, in Daquq, Iraq

Qais al-Jazar (Qais al-Qadhi), Al-Jisr TV

29 October, 2017, in Homouria, Syria

Christopher Iban Lozada, Dbxf prime broadcasting network
24 October, 2017, the Philippines

Rajesh Mishra, Dainik jagran
21 October, 2017, in India

Daphne Caruana Galizia, Running Commentary
16 October, 2017, in Malta

Ali Nur Siad, Voice of America

14 October, 2017, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Hawker Faisal Mohammed, Hawar News Agency (ANHA)

13 October, 2017, in Abu Fas Village, Syria

Dilshan Ibash, Hawar News Agency (ANHA)

12 October, 2017, in Abu Fas Village, Syria

María Efigenia Vásquez Astudillo Renacer kokonuko
8 October, 2017, in Colombia

Louay Sadiq Meshaal, Al-Nujaba TV

1 October, 2017, in Salman, Iraq

Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro, Freelance

1 October, 2017, in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Shantanu Bhowmik, Dinraat
20 September, 2017, India

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

Luís Gustavo da Silva, Freelance
14 June, 2017, Brazil

Salvador Adame Pardo, 6tv
1 June, 2017, Mexico

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

Yameen Rasheed, The daily panic
23 April, 2017, Maldives

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

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For 2014 figures, click here

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2017-01-20 15:58

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