Assassinated Journalists in 2006

Godwin Agbroko

(Nigerian)
Head of editorial board of the daily This Day
Killed on 22 December 2006 in Nigeria 

[UNESCO Statement]

Ponciano Grande

(Filipino)
Broadcaster and former columnist from Nueva Ecija
Killed on 7 December 2006 in Philippines 

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Fadhila Abdelkarim

(Iraqi)
Administrative staff worker of TV station Nainawa
Killed on 26 November 2006 in Iraq      

Raad Jaafar Hamadi

(Iraqi)
Journalist with the daily Al Sabah
Killed on 22 November 2006 in Iraq      

Luma Mohammad Reyad

(Iraqi)
Reporter for the Al Dustoor newspaper
Killed on 17 November 2006 in Iraq      

Fadia Mohammed Abid

(Iraqi)
Journalist for local daily newspaper Al-Masar
Killed on 15 November 2006 in Iraq      

Muhammad al-Ban

(Iraqi)
Reporter and cameraman for Al-Sharqiya TV
Killed on 13 November 2006 in Iraq      

Aswan Lutfallah

(Iraqi)
Cameraman for the Associated Press (AP) news agency
Killed on 13 November 2006 in Iraq      

Misael Tamayo Hernández

(Mexican)
Editor of the regional daily newspaper El Despertar de la Costa
Killed on 10 November 2006 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Brad Will

(American)
Cameraman for the international agency Indymedia
Killed on 27 October 2006 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Saed Mahdi Shalash

(Iraqi)
Journalist for Rayat Al Arab newspaper
Killed on 26 October 2006 in Iraq      

Raed Qaies

(Iraqi)
Journalist for for radio stations Sawt Al Iraq and Somer Radio
Killed on 14 October 2006 in Iraq      

Anna Politkovskaya

(Russian)
Journalist for "Novaya Gazeta"
Killed on 7 October 2006 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Christian Struwe

(German)
Journalist for the German network Deutsche Welle
Killed on 6 October 2006 in Afghanistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Karen Fischer

(German)
Journalist for the German network Deutsche Welle
Killed on 6 October 2006 in Afghanistan 

[UNESCO Statement]

Jassem Hamad Ibrahim

(Iraqi)
Driver for Al-Iraqiya television
Killed on 4 October 2006 in Iraq      

Azad Muhammad Hussein

(Iraqi)
Reporter for Radio Dar Al-Salam
Killed on 3 October 2006 in Iraq      

Ogulsapar Muradova

(Turkmen)
Former correspondent of US radio stations Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
Killed on 14 September 2006 in Turkmenistan

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

Bellal Hossain Dafadar

(Bengali)
Correspondent of the Khulna-based daily newspaper Janabani
Killed on 14 September 2006 in Bangladesh 

[UNESCO Statement]

Safa Isma’il Enad

(Iraqi)
Freelance photographer
Killed on 12 September 2006 in Iraq      

Hadi Anawi al-Joubouri

(Iraqi)
Journalist and representative of the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate in the eastern province of Diyala
Killed on 12 September 2006 in Iraq      

Abdel Karim al-Rubai

(Iraqi)
Editor for the daily newspaper Al-Sabah
Killed on 9 September 2006 in Iraq      

Mohammed Taha Mohammed Ahmed

(Sudanese)
Editor-in-chief of the privately-owned daily Al-Wifaq
Killed on 5 September 2006 in Sudan

[UNESCO Statement]

Jesús Flores Rojas

(Venezuelan)
Coordinator of the correspondents' office of the El Tigre newspaper Región
Killed on 23 August 2006 in Venezuela

[UNESCO Statement]

Atilano Segundo Pérez Barrios

(Colombian)
Radio commentator, Radio Vigía de Todelar
Killed on 22 August 2006 in Colombia 

[UNESCO Statement]

Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah

(Sri Lankan)
Managing Director of Namathu Eelanad
Killed on 20 August 2006 in Sri Lanka

[UNESCO Statement]

Milton Fabián Sánchez

(Colombian)
Journalist with the radio station Yumbo Estéreo
Killed on 9 August 2006 in Colombia 

[UNESCO Statement]

Yevgeny Gerasimenko

(Russian)
Correspondent for the independent weekly Saratovsky Rasklad
Killed on 26 July 2006 in Russian Federation 

[UNESCO Statement]

Ajuricaba Monassa de Paula

(Brazilian)
Freelance journalist
Killed on 24 July 2006 in Brazil 

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Layal Nagib

(Lebanese)
Freelance photographer for the Lebanese magazine Al-Jaras and Agence France-Presse
Killed on 23 July 2006 in Lebanon

[UNESCO Statement]

Suleiman al-Chidiac

(Lebanese)
TV Technician and head of a Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) transmission facility at Fatqa
Killed on 22 July 2006 in Lebanon

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdul Qodus

(Afghan)
Cameraman for the privately-owned TV station Aryana
Killed on 22 July 2006 in Afghanistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Xiao Guopeng

(Chinese)
Reporter for newspaper Anshun
Killed on 18 July 2006 in China

[UNESCO Statement]

Armando Pace

(Filipino)
Radio broadcaster who hosted programmes on Radyo Ukay dxDS in Digos
Killed on 18 July 2006 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Bapuwa Mwamba

(Congolese)
Journalist for several Kinshasa newspapers, among them the opposition daily Le Phare
Killed on 8 July 2006 in Democratic Republic of the Congo

[UNESCO Statement]

Alaa Hassan

(Iraqi)
Journalist for Inter Press Service (IPS)
Killed on 7 July 2006 in Iraq      

Sampath Lakmal de Silva

(Sri Lankan)
Freelancer
Killed on 1 July 2006 in Sri Lanka

[UNESCO Statement]

Martin Adler

(Swedish)
Television reporter and photographer. Journalist for British television broadcaster Channel 4 and for the Swedish daily Aftonbladet.
Killed on 23 June 2006 in Somalia 

[UNESCO Statement]

Hayatullah Khan

(Pakistani)
Photographer with Urdu-language daily Ausaf and the European Pressphoto Agency
Killed on 16 June 2006 in Pakistan 

[UNESCO Statement]

Aran Narayan Dekate

(Indian)
Journalist for daily Tarun Bharat
Killed on 10 June 2006 in India 

[UNESCO Statement]

Ali Jaafar

(Iraqi)
Sports correspondent and anchor with Iraq’s state television channel Al-Iraqiya
Killed on 31 May 2006 in Iraq      

Paul Douglas

(British)
CBS cameraman
Killed on 29 May 2006 in Iraq      

James Brolan

(British)
Soundman for CBS
Killed on 29 May 2006 in Iraq      

Munir Ahmed Sangi

(Pakistani)
Pakistani cameraman for Sindhi-language Kawish Television Network (KTN)
Killed on 29 May 2006 in Pakistan 

[UNESCO Statement]

Herliyanto

(Indonesian)
Freelance journalist
Killed on 22 May 2006 in Indonesia

Fernando “Dong” Batul

(Filipino)
Radio journalist in the Palawan-based radio DYPR
Killed on 22 May 2006 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Albert Orsolino

(Filipino)
Photographer for the daily Saksi Ngzayon
Killed on 16 May 2006 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Muazaz Ahmed

(Iraqi)
Technician at Nahrein television
Killed on 8 May 2006 in Iraq      

Laith Mashaan

(Iraqi)
Journalist at Nahrein television
Killed on 8 May 2006 in Iraq      

Abed Shaker al Demaimi

(Iraqi)
A photographer for al Jumhureyya, al Qadeseyya and occasionally for Reuters
Killed on 7 May 2006 in Iraq      

Mohammed Khamaf

(Iraqi)
Worker in printshop of the Al-Sahah newspaper
Killed on 7 May 2006 in Iraq      

Saud M’Zahim Al-Hedaithi

(Iraqi)
Worker at Baghdadiyah TV
Killed on 5 May 2006 in Iraq      

Saad Shammari

(Iraqi)
A presenter on Al-Iraqiyah television
Killed on 5 May 2006 in Iraq      

Rajaratnam Ranjith

(Sri Lankan)
Employee, Uthyan Newspaper in Jaffna
Killed on 2 May 2006 in Sri Lanka

[UNESCO Statement]

Bastian George Sagayathas (Suresh)

(Sri Lankan)
Marketing Manager, Uthyan Newspaper in Jaffna
Killed on 2 May 2006 in Sri Lanka

[UNESCO Statement]

Gustavo Rojas Gabalo

(Colombian)
Journalist for radio Panzenú
Killed on 29 March 2006 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Jaime Arturo Overa Bravo

(Mexican)
Freelance photographer and former correspondent for the Morelia-based daily La Voz de Michoacán
Killed on 14 March 2006 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Muhsin Khudhair

(Iraqi)
Editor-in-chief of the magazine Alef Ba
Killed on 13 March 2006 in Iraq      

Munsuf Abdallah al-Khaldi

(Iraqi)
Présentateur de TV Baghdad
Killed on 13 March 2006 in Iraq      

Ilya Zimin

(Russian)
Reporter for NTV television
Killed on 26 February 2006 in Russia  

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohsen Mohsen

(Iraqi)
Television crew member of Al Arabiya television
Killed on 22 February 2006 in Iraq      

Atwar Bahjat

(Iraqi)
Television crew member of Al Arabiya television
Killed on 22 February 2006 in Iraq      

Adnan Khairallah

(Iraqi)
Television crew member of Al Arabiya television
Killed on 22 February 2006 in Iraq      

Saúl Suárez Sandoval

(Ecuadorian)
Freelance photographer who contributed to the dailies La Hora Durandeña and La Prensa de Durán
Killed on 14 February 2006 in Ecuador

[UNESCO Statement]

José Luis León Desiderio

(Ecuadorian)
Presenter on Radio Minutera
Killed on 13 February 2006 in Ecuador

[UNESCO Statement]

Ronald Waddell

(Guyanese)
Television journalist for HBTV Channel 9
Killed on 30 January 2006 in Guyana     

[UNESCO Statement]

Mahmoud Za’al

(Iraqi)
Journalist for TV Baghdad
Killed on 23 January 2006 in Iraq      

Graciano Aquino

(Filipino)
Columnist for the local newspaper Central Luzon Forum and former radio newsman
Killed on 21 January 2006 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Rolly Cañete

(Filipino)
Journalist for radio DXPA and DXBZ
Killed on 20 January 2006 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Prahlad Goala

(Indian)
Reporter
Killed on 6 January 2006 in India

[UNESCO Statement]

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