Assassinated Journalists between 2000-2005

Gebran Tueni

(Lebanon)
Publisher and editor of the Lebanese newspaper An Nahar
Killed on 13 December 2005 in Lebanon  

[UNESCO Statement]

George Benaojan

(Filipino)
Journalist for radio Bantay Radyo sa Cebu and for the written press
Killed on 1 December 2005 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Robert Ramos

(Filipino)
Reporter for Katapat
Killed on 20 November 2005 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Ricardo “Ding” Uy

(Filipino)
Announcer on DZRS-AM radio in Sorsogon City and president of the Media Reporters Association of the province
Killed on 18 November 2005 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Guatam Das

(Bengali)
Faridpur District bureau chief and correspondent of the daily “Samakal”
Killed on 17 November 2005 in Bangladesh

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammad Harun Hassan

(Iraqi)
Editor-in-chief of the Nabdh Al Shabeb newspaper and Executive Secretary of the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate
Killed on 20 October 2005 in Iraq      

Firas Maadidi

(Iraqi)
Bureau chief of the Iraqi As-Saffir newspaper.
Killed on 20 September 2005 in Iraq      

Fakher Haider

(Iraqi)
Journalist for the New York Times
Killed on 18 September 2005 in Iraq      

Walid Khaled

(Iraqi)
Reuters sound engineer
Killed on 28 August 2005 in Iraq      

Rafed Al Rubaii

(Iraqi)
Freelance contributor to the television station Al Irakiya
Killed on 27 August 2005 in Iraq      

Relangi Selvarajah

(Sri Lanka)
Former journalist for Sri Lanka Broadcasting Cooperation (SLBC)
Killed on 12 August 2005 in Sri Lanka

[UNESCO Statement]

Steven Vincent

(American)
Freelance reporter
Killed on 2 August 2005 in Iraq

[UNESCO Statement]

Harry Yansaneh

(Sierra Leone)
Editor of For Di People newspaper
Killed on 28 July 2005 in Sierra Leone

[UNESCO Statement]

Adnan Al Bayati

(Iraqi)
Italian television stations Rai, Mediaset and TG3, and the magazine Panorama
Killed on 23 July 2005 in Iraq      

Jacques Roche

(Haitian)
Cultural editor with the daily Le Matin
Killed on 14 July 2005 in Haiti 

[UNESCO Statement]

Rolando Morales

(Filipino)
Journalist for the radio de Mindanao DXMD
Killed on 3 July 2005 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

José Cândido Amorim Pinto

(Brazilian)
Radio show host on Rádio Comunitária Alterniva FM
Killed on 1 July 2005 in Brazil

[UNESCO Statement]

Khaled Sabih Al Attar

(Iraqi)
A satirical programme producer on Iraq’s Al-Irakiya television
Killed on 1 July 2005 in Iraq      

Magomedzarid Varisov

(Russian Federation)
Journalist for the newspaper Novoye Delo.
Killed on 28 June 2005 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Duniya Muhiyadin Nur

(Somalia)
Reporter for radio HornAfrik
Killed on 5 June 2005 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Samir Kassir

(Lebanon)
One of the main editorialists of the daily newspaper An-Nahar
Killed on 3 June 2005 in Lebanon

[UNESCO Statement]

Daif Al Ghazal

(Libya)
Journalist for the London-based online newspaper Libya Al-Youm (Libya Today).
Killed on 2 June 2005 in Libya.

[UNESCO Statement]

Golam Mahfuz

(Bengali)
Editor of the daily newspaper Comilla Muktakantha
Killed on 31 May 2005 in Bangladesh

[UNESCO Statement]

Najem Abed Khodair

(Iraqi)
Daily newspapers Al-Madaa and Tariq al-Shaab
Killed on 15 May 2005 in Iraq      

Ahmad Adam

(Iraqi)
Poet and writer who contributed to Al-Madaa and Sabah newspapers
Killed on 15 May 2005 in Iraq      

Dharmeratnam Sivaram "Taraki"

(Sri Lanka)
Editor of the news website TamilNet and columnist for the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror newspaper
Killed on 28 April 2005 in Sri Lanka 

[UNESCO Statement]

Saleh Ibrahim

(Iraqi)
Associated Press (AP) news agency
Killed on 23 April 2005 in Iraq      

Raúl Gibb Guerrero

(Mexico)
Editor of regional daily newspaper La Opinión
Killed on 8 April 2005 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Romeo Sanchez

(Filipino)
Broadcaster at DZNL radio in San Fernando City
Killed on 9 March 2005 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Elmar Huseinov

(Azeri)
Founder and editor of the Monitor magazine.
Killed on 2 March 2005 in Azerbaijan

[UNESCO Statement]

Arnulfo Villanueva

(Filipino)
Columnist for the Asian Start Express Balita community newspaper
Killed on 28 February 2005 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Raeda Mohammed Wageh Wazzan

(Iraqi)
Journalist at the regional public television station Iraqiya
Killed on 25 February 2005 in Iraq      

Kate Payton

(United Kingdom)
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Killed on 9 February 2005 in Somalia 

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdel Hussein Khazaal

(Iraqi)
Al-Hurra TV
Killed on 9 February 2005 in Iraq      

Allah Noor Wazir

(Pakistan)
Khyber TV
Killed on 7 February 2005 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Amir Nawab Khan

(Pakistan)
The Frontier Post
Killed on 7 February 2005 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Julio Palacios

(Colombian)
Radio journalist at Lemas radio station in Cucuta
Killed on 13 January 2005 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Deyda Hydara

(Gambian)
Managing editor and co-owner of Gambia’ independent newspaper The Point
Killed on 16 December 2004 in Gambia     

[UNESCO Statement]

Stephen Omais

(Filipino)
Staff writer for of the bimonthly community paper Guru Press
Killed on 3 December 2004 in Philippines 

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Allan Dizon

(Filipino)
Photojournalist for the daily The Freeman and the tabloid Banat News
Killed on 27 November 2004 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Herson Hinolan

(Filipino)
Manager and commentator of Bombo Radiyo radio station
Killed on 13 November 2004 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Gene Boyd Lumawag

(Filipino)
Photographer with the MindaNews news service
Killed on 12 November 2004 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Maria José Bravo

(Nicaragua)
Correspondent of La Prensa daily
Killed on 9 November 2004 in Nicaragua

[UNESCO Statement]

Antoine Massé

(Ivorian)
Correspondent for the private daily Le Courrier d'Abidjan
Killed on 7 November 2004 in Côte d'Ivoire  

[UNESCO Statement]

Theo Van Gogh

(Netherlands)
Dutch television journalist and Filmaker
Killed on 4 November 2004 in the Netherlands 

[UNESCO Statement]

Dhia Najim

(Iraqi)
Freelancer for Reuters and The Associated Press
Killed on 1 November 2004 in Iraq      

Hassan Alwan

(Iraqi)
Al-Arabiya
Killed on 31 October 2004 in Iraq      

Ali Adnan

(Iraqi)
Al-Arabiya
Killed on 31 October 2004 in Iraq      

Ramziya Moushee

(Iraqi)
Al-Arabiya
Killed on 31 October 2004 in Iraq      

Alahin Hussein

(Iraqi)
Al-Arabiya
Killed on 31 October 2004 in Iraq      

Nabil Hussein

(Iraqi)
Al-Arabiya
Killed on 31 October 2004 in Iraq      

Likaa Abdel-Razak

(Iraqi)
Journalist for Al-Charkia television
Killed on 27 October 2004 in Iraq      

Veronika Cherkasova

(Belarusian)
journalist for the independent Belarus newspaper Solidarnost
Killed on 25 October 2004 in Belarus

[UNESCO Statement]

Shahid Anwar

(Bengali)
Assistant editor of the Daily Asian Express
Killed on 24 October 2004 in Bangladesh

[UNESCO Statement]

Eldy Gabinales

(Filipino)
Philippines radio commentator
Killed on 19 October 2004 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Dina Mohammed Hassan

(Iraqi)
Correspondent for Al-Hurriya TV
Killed on 14 October 2004 in Iraq      

Karam Hussein

(Iraqi)
European Pressphoto Agency photographer
Killed on 14 October 2004 in Iraq      

Dipankar Chakrabarty

(Bengali)
Editor of the daily newspaper Durjoy Bangla
Killed on 2 October 2004 in Bangladesh

[UNESCO Statement]

Juan Andújar

(Dominican)
Correspondent with the Santo-Domingo-based daily Listín Diario
Killed on 14 September 2004 in Dominican Republic

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State] (in Spanish)

Hossain Kamal

(Bengali)
Daily newspaper "Ajker Kagoj"
Killed on 22 August 2004 in Bangladesh

[UNESCO Statement]

Iyer Balanadarajah

(Sri Lanka)
Weekly newspaper "Thinamurasu"
Killed on 20 August 2004 in Sri Lanka

[UNESCO Statement]

Noel Villarante

(Filipino)
DZJV Radio
Killed on 19 August 2004 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Dakendra Raj Thapa

(Nepal)
Radio Nepal
Killed on 11 August 2004 in Nepal

[UNESCO Statement]

Enzo Baldoni

(Italian)
Freelancer
Killed on 8 August 2004 in Iraq      

[UNESCO Statement]

Roger Mariano

(Filipino)
DZJC-Aksyon Radio
Killed on 31 July 2004 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Paul Klebnikov

(United States)
Forbes Magazine
Killed on 9 July 2004 in Russia

[UNESCO Statement]

Humayun Kabir Balu

(Bengali)
Regional daily "Dainik Janmabhumi"
Killed on 24 June 2004 in Bangladesh   

[UNESCO Statement]

Francisco Javier Ortiz Franco

(Mexico)
Zeta
Killed on 22 June 2004 in Mexico 

[UNESCO Statement]

Ely Binoya

(Filipino)
Radio Natin
Killed on 17 June 2004 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Simon Cumbers

(Ireland)
BBC
Killed on 7 June 2004 in Saudi Arabia

Nadia Nasrat

(Iraqi)
Diyala TV
Killed on 18 March 2004 in Iraq      

Ali Al-Khatib

(Iraqi)
Al-Arabiya Television
Killed on 18 March 2004 in Iraq      

Ricardo Ortega

(Spanish)
"Antena 3" Television
Killed on 7 March 2004 in Haiti

[UNESCO Statement]

Khalil Al-Zaben

(Palestine)
"An-Nashra" Magazine
Killed on 1 March 2004 in Palestine      

Antonio de la Torre Echeandía

(Peruvian)
Freelancer
Killed on 14 February 2004 in Peru

[UNESCO Statement]

Ruel Endrinal

(Filipino)
Freelancer
Killed on 11 February 2004 in Philippines 

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Carlos Guadamuz

(Nicaragua)
Freelancer
Killed on 10 February 2004 in Nicaragua

[UNESCO Statement]

Oscar Alberto Polanco-Herrera

(Colombian)
Canal Noticias Cartago Television Channel
Killed on 10 February 2004 in Colombia 

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammed Duraid Isa

(Iraqi)
Cable News Network
Killed on 2 February 2004 in Iraq      

Sajid Tanoli

(Pakistan)
Daily Newspaper "Shumaal"
Killed on 29 January 2004 in Pakistan  

[UNESCO Statement]

Manik Shaha

(Bengali)
Daily "New Age" newspaper
BBC’s Bengali-language service
Killed on 20 January 2004 in Bangladesh

[UNESCO Statement]

Nelson Nadura

(Filipino)
Radio DYME
Killed on 3 December 2003 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Germán Antonio Rivas

(Honduran)
Corporación Maya Visión Television Station
Killed on 26 November 2003 in Honduras

[UNESCO Statement]

Jean Helene

(French)
Radio France Internationale (RFI)
Killed on 21 October 2003 in Côte d’Ivoire 

[UNESCO Statement]

Chuor Chetharith

(Cambodian)
Radio Station "Ta Prum"
Killed on 18 October 2003 in Cambodia 

[UNESCO Statement]

Alexei Sidorov

(Russia)
Independent Newspaper Togliattinskoe Obozrenie (“Togliatti Review”)
Killed on 9 October 2003 in Russia

[UNESCO Statement]

Juan “Jun” Pala

(Filipino)
DXGO radio
Killed on 6 September 2003 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Rico Ramirez

(Filipino)
DXSF Radio
Killed on 20 August 2003 in Philippines      

Taras Protsyuk

(Iraqi)
Reuters News Agency
Killed on 8 April 2003 in Iraq      

Tarek Ayoub

(Iraqi)
Al-Jazeera Television
Killed on 8 April 2003 in Iraq      

José Couso

(Spanish)
Spanish Television Channel Tele 5
Killed on 8 April 2003 in Iraq

[UNESCO Statement]

Shahid Soomro

(Pakistan)
Daily Kawish
Killed on 20 October 2002 in Pakistan 

[UNESCO Statement]

Yambem Meghajit Singh

(Indian)
North East Vision
Killed on 13 October 2002 in India   

[UNESCO Statement]

Domingos Savio Brandão Lima Junior

(Brazilian)
Daily Folha do Estado
Killed on 30 September 2002 in Brazil 

[UNESCO Statement]

Parmedio Medina

(Costa Rican)
Journalist, producer and presenter for Radio Monumental
Killed on 7 July 2001 in Costa Rica

[UNESCO Statement]

Jorge Urbano Sanchez

(Colombian)
Radio host at local station Mar Estéreo
Killed on 7 July 2001 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

José Vasquez

(Colombian)
Editor at radio Caracol
Killed on 6 July 2001 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Arquimedes Arias

(Colombian)
Founder and Director of local radio Estéreo
Killed on 4 July 2001 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Milan Pantic

(Yugoslavia)
Reporter for Belgrade-based newspaper Vecerneje Novosti
Killed on 11 June 2001 in Serbia

[UNESCO Statement]

Carlos Trespalacios

(Colombian)
Sports Editor for various Medellín-based newspapers
Killed on 1 May 2001 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Flavio Bedoya

(Colombian)
Regional Correspondent for Bogotá-based newspaper Voz
Killed on 27 April 2001 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Saul Martinez

(Mexico)
Deputy Editor of the Matamoros-based newspaper El Imparcial
Killed on 24 March 2001 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement

Carlos Cardoso

(Mozambique)
Editor of independent newsletter Metical
Killed on 22 November 2000 in Mozambique

[UNESCO Statement]

Igor Domnikov

(Russia)
Journalist for Novaya Gazeta
Died on 16 July 2000 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

José Luis Lopez de Lacalle

(Spain)
Journalist for El Mundo
Killed on 7 May 2000 in Spain

[UNESCO Statement]

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