World Association of News Publishers

Journalists Killed in 2019

Journalists Killed in 2019

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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 2019: (motive confirmed)

Ahmed Muhana al-Lami, Freelance
6 December, 2019, Iraq

Abdul Hameed al-Yousef, Kafr Rumah Media Office
10 November, 2019, Syria

Mohammed Hussein Rasho, Cira TV
14 October, 2019, Syria

Saad Ahmed, Hawar News Agency (ANHA)
13 October, 2019, Syria

Vedat Erdemci, Hawar News Agency (ANHA), Ronahi TV
11 October, 2019, Syria

Néhémie Joseph, Radio Panic FM, Radio Méga
10 October, 2019, Haiti

Hisham Fares al-Adhami, Freelance
4 October, 2019, Iraq

Nevith Condés Jaramillo, El Observatorio del Sur
24 August, 2019, Mexico

Abdinasir Abdulle Ga’al, Somali National Army Radio
14 August, 2019, Somalia

Jorge Celestino Ruiz Vázquez, El Gráfico
2 August, 2019, Mexico

Precious Owolabi, Channels TV
22 July, 2019, Nigeria

Anas al-Dyab, Freelance
21 July, 2019, Syria

Alaa Nayef al-Khader al-Khalidi, Douma Coordination Office
Between September 2016 and 12 July, 2019, Syria

Mohamed Sahal Omar, SBC TV
12/13 July, 2019, Somalia

Eduardo Dizon, Brigada News FM
10 July, 2019, Philippines

Vadym Komarov, Dzvin
20 June, 2019, Ukraine

Amjad Hassan Bakir, Saraqib al-Hadath
18 June, 2019, Syria

Norma Sarabia Garduza, Tabasco Hoy, Diario Presente
11 June 2019, Mexico

Obed Nangbatna, Télé Tchad
25 May 2019, Chad

Francisco Romero Díaz, Quintana Roo Hoy, Ocurrió Aquí, Quinta Fuerza
16 May 2019, Mexico

Lyra McKee, Freelance
18 April 2019, UK

Leonardo Gabriel Hernández, Valle TV
17 March 2019, Honduras

Rafael Murúa Manríquez, Radiokoshana FM
20 January 2019, Mexico

Mohamed Ben Khalifa, Freelance
19 January 2019, Libya

Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, Tiger Eye Private Investigations
16 January 2019, Ghana

Source: CPJ

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Andrew Heslop


2019-04-24 14:06

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