Assassinated Journalists between 1993-1999

*In 1993, the Director-General had publicly condemned the assassination of a journalist on an exceptional basis. In 1997, the 29th UNESCO General Conference adopted Resolution 29 "Condemnation of Violence Against Journalists". Since then, the Director-General has publicly condemned all killings of journalists, media workers and social media producers of a significant amount of public interest journalism.

Ahmed Taner Keslali

(Turkish)
Journalist and former Turkish Minister of Culture
Killed on 21 October 1999 in Turkey

[UNESCO Statement]

Guzman Quintero Torres

(Colombian)
Reporter for El Pilon magazine
Killed on 16 September 1999 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Jaime Garzón

(Colombian)
Journalist and satirist
Killed on 13 August 1999 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Gabriel Grüner

(German)
Reporter for Stern Magazine
Killed on 13 June 1999 in Kosovo (UNSC 1244)

[UNESCO Statement]

Volker Krämer

(German)
Photographer for Stern Magazine
Killed on 13 June 1999 in Kosovo (UNSC 1244)

[UNESCO Statement]

Slavko Curuvija

(Yugoslav)
Founder and editor of the independent daily Dnevni Telegraf
Killed on 11 April 1999 in Serbia

[UNESCO Statement]

Mahmoud Saremi

(Iranian)
Correspondent of the official Iranian News Agency (IRNA)
Killed on 8 August 1998 in Afghanistan  

[UNESCO Statement]

Larissa Yudina

(Russian)
Editor of Sovietskaya Kalmykia Segodnya
Killed on 8 June 1998 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Ali Tenkhi

(Algerian)
Film Director
Killed on 20 August 1997 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Louisa Aït-Adda

(Algerian)
Television Journalist
Killed on 26 June 1997 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammad Sayuti

(Indonesian)
Reporter for the Ujungpandang Pos Makasar
Killed on 12 June 1997 in Indonesia

[UNESCO Statement]

Shamsuddin Haider

(Pakistani)
Programme producer for public radio broadcaster Pakistan Radio
Killed on 9 June 1997 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Danny Hernandez

(Filipino)
Reporter for newspaper People’s Daily Tonight
Killed on 3 June 1997 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Leonicio Pintor Garcia

(Mexican)
Reporter for the El Sol de Chipancingo
Killed on 2 June 1997 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Chet Duong Daravuth

(Cambodian)
Journalist at Samrek Chheam Neak Sneah Chealh
Killed on 30 March 1997 in Cambodia

[UNESCO Statement]

Gerardo Bedoya

(Colombian)
Columnist at newpaper El Pais
Killed on 20 March 1997 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

José Luis Cabezas

(Argentinian)
Photographer and journalist
Killed on 25 January 1997 in Argentina

[UNESCO Statement]

Natan Pereira Gatinho

(Brazilian)
Reporter for radio station Cidade FM de Paragominas
Killed on 11 January 1997 in Brazil

[UNESCO Statement]

Mokrane Hamoui

(Algerian)
Manager at Echourouk
Killed on 15 October 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ramzan Khadjiev

(Russian)
Correspondent for Russian public television
Killed on 12 August 1996 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohamed Kessab

(Algerian)
Journalist at Koran Radio
Killed on 11 August 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Thun Bunly

(Cambodian)
Editor and publisher of Odom Katek Khmer (Khmer Ideal)
Killed on 18 May 1996 in Cambodia

[UNESCO Statement]

Viktor Mikhailov

(Russian)
Journalist at a Siberian newspaper
Killed on 11 May 1996 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement

Igor Grouchetsky

(Ukrainian)
Freelance journalist
Killed on 10 May 1996 in Ukraine

[UNESCO Statement]

Nina Yefimova

(Russian)
Journalist at Vozrozhdeni
Killed on 8 May 1996 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement

Djamel Bouchibi

(Algerian)
Employee at El Moudjahid
Killed on 24 April 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Djilali Arabidou

(Algerian)
Photographer for Algérie Actualité
Killed on 12 March 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Belgacem Saadi

(Algerian)
Director of the photographic unit of the Algerian state television
Killed on 2 March 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ferdinand Reyes

(Filipino)
Human rights lawyer and editor of newspaper Press Freedom
Killed on 12 February 1996 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Allaoua Ait Mebarek

(Algerian)
Editor-in-Chief of Le Soir d'Algérie
Killed on 11 February 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohamed Dorben

(Algerian)
Journalist at Le Soir d'Algérie
Killed on 11 February 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Djamel Deraza

(Algerian)
Journalist at Le Soir d'Algérie
Killed on 11 February 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdallah Bouhecheck

(Algerian)
Journalist at Révolution et Travail
Killed on 10 February 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Oleg Slabynko

(Russian)
Journalist and TV producer
Killed on 25 January 1996 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohamed Mekati

(Algerian)
Journalist at daily El Moudjahid
Killed on 9 January 1996 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohamed Belkacem

(Algerian)
Chief of an Algerian Television Unit
Killed on 21 December 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Khadidja Dahmani

(Algerian)
Journalist at Al-Chourouk El-Arabi
Killed on 5 December 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Hamid Mahiout

(Algerian)
Journalist at Liberté
Killed on 2 December 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Benkherfalla

(Algerian)
Driver for Liberté
Killed on 2 December 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Khalfoun

(Algerian)
Financial director of Algérie Presse Service
Killed on 4 November 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Saida Djebali

(Algerian)
Journalist at El Hayat El Arabia
Killed on 16 October 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdelwahab Sadaoui

(Algerian)
Business manager of Al Chaab
Killed on 15 October 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Rabah Bouguerra

(Algerian)
Driver for Société d'Impression d'Alger
Killed on 13 October 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Omar Ouartilan

(Algerian)
Editor of Al Khabar
Killed on 3 October 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Nourredine Serdouk

(Algerian)
Security guard at Liberté
Killed on 2 October 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Said Brahimi

(Algerian)
TV Journalist
Killed on 9 September 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Radja Brahimi

(Algerian)
TV Technician
Killed on 9 September 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mushtaq Ali

(Indian)
Photo-journalist Agence France Presse and cameraman Asian News International
Killed on 7 September 1995 in India

[UNESCO Statement]

Brahim Gueroui

(Algerian)
Political Cartoonist at El Moujahid
Killed on 3 September 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Saïd Tazrout

(Algerian)
Journalist at Le Matin
Killed on 3 September 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ameur Ouagueni

(Algerian)
Head of the international news section of Le Matin
Killed on 21 August 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ivan Pelayo

(Colombian)
Director and presenter Llanoramica Estereo radio station
Killed on 17 August 1995 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Aicha Benamar

(Algerian)
Journalist at Hebdo-Libere
Killed on 2 August 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Tachouket

(Algerian)
Radio journalist
Killed on 18 June 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Natalia Aliakina

(Russian)
Journalist for magazine Focus
Killed on 17 June 1995 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Mourad Hmaizi

(Algerian)
Television journalist
Killed on 27 May 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Malika Sabour

(Algerian)
Journalist
Killed on 21 May 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Azzedine Saidj

(Algeria)
History teacher and journalist
Killed on 15 May 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Vladimir Ivanov

(Ukrainian)
Editor Glory of Sevastopol
Killed on 18 April 1995 in Ukraine

[UNESCO Statement]

Francis Vincent

(South African)
Producer Worldwide Television News
Killed on 6 April 1995 in Burundi

[UNESCO Statement]

Ali Boukerbache

(Algerian)
Head of Media-TV
Killed on 21 March 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Rachida Hammadi

(Algerian)
Television journalist
Killed on 20 March 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Adil Bunyatov

(Azeri)
Cameraman at Reuters
Killed on 17 March 1995 in Azerbaijan

[UNESCO Statement]

Vladislav Listiev

(Russian)
Director-General first public Russian television
Killed on 1 March 1995 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Nacer Ouari

(Algerian)
Television journalist
Killed on 1 February 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ricardo De Melo

(Angolan)
Founder and editor of IMPARCIAL FAX
Killed on 18 January 1995 in Angola

[UNESCO Statement]

Ali Aboud

(Algerian)
News director of radio Chaine I
Killed on 7 January 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Zine Eddine Aliou Salah

(Algerian)
Investigative reporter of Liberté
Killed on 6 January 1995 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mustapha Abada

(Algerian)
Former Director of Algerian Television
Killed on 14 October 1993 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Tahar Djaout

(Algerian)
Journalist
Killed on 2 June 1993 in Algeria

[UNESCO Statement]

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