Assassinated Journalists in 2005

Gebran Tueni

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

[UNESCO Statement]

George Benaojan

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Robert Ramos

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Ricardo “Ding” Uy

(Philippines)
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]

Guatam Das

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammad Harun Hassan

(Iraq)
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

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

Fakher Haider

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

Walid Khaled

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

Rafed Al Rubaii

(Iraq)
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

(United States of America)
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

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

Jacques Roche

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Rolando Morales

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

[UNESCO Statement]

José Cândido Amorim Pinto

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Khaled Sabih Al Attar

(Iraq)
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

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Mahmoud Saremi

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Najem Abed Khodair

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

Ahmad Adam

(Iraq)
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

(Iraq)
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

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Elmar Huseinov

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Arnulfo Villanueva

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

[UNESCO Statement]

Raeda Mohammed Wageh Wazzan

(Iraq)
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

(Iraq)
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

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

[UNESCO Statement]

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