Assassinated Journalists in 2009

Michelle Lang

(Canada)
Journalist for the Calgary Herald
Killed on 30 December 2009 in Afghanistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Gennady Pavlyuk

(Kyrgyzstan)
Former editor of the Kyrgyz edition of the Russian weekly Argumenty i Fakty
Killed on 22 December 2009 in Kazakhstan
   
[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Cihan Hayirsevener

(Turkey)
Editor-in-chief of the newspaper Güney Marmara’da Yaşam (Life in Southern Marmara),
Killed on 18 December 2009 in Turkey

[UNESCO Statement]

Harold Humberto Rivas Quevedo

(Colombia)
Owner of a political commentary show Comuna Libre on the local TV station CNC Bugavisión and sports commentator on the local radio station Voces de Occidente
Killed on 15 December 2009 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

José Givonaldo Vieira

(Brazil)
Journalist on Bezerros FM and owner of the local newspaper Folha do Agreste
Killed on 14 December 2009 in Brazil 

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Hassan Zubeyr Haji Hassan

(Somalia)
Cameraman working with Al-Arabia TV
Killed on 3 December 2009 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohamed Amin Adan Abdulle

(Somalia)
Reporter with Radio Shabelle
Killed on 3 December 2009 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

José Emilio Galindo Robles

(Mexico)
Head of Radio Universidad de Guadalajara of Ciudad Guzmán
Killed on 24 November 2009 in Mexico 

[UNESCO Statement]

Vladimir Antuna García

(Mexico)
Correspondent for El Tiempo de Durango
Killed on 2 November 2009 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Orhan Hijran

(Iraq)
Cameraman for the Al-Rasheed art, culture and entertainment satellite channel
Killed on 21 October 2009 in Iraq      

Fabián Ramírez López

(Mexico)
Radio Presentator for La Magia 97.1
Killed on 11 October 2009 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Bayo Ohu

(Nigeria)
Assistant news editor of the Nigerian daily newspaper, The Guardian
Killed on 20 September 2009 in Nigeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Sultan Munadi

(Afghanistan)
Interpreter for the New York Times and other news organizations
Killed on 5 September 2009 in Afghanistan  

[UNESCO Statement]

Christian Poveda

(France and Spain)
Photojournalist and documentary film-maker
Killed on 2 September 2009 in El Salvador

[UNESCO Statement]

Sadiq Bacha Khan

(Pakistan)
Correspondent of Aaj TV
Killed on 14 August 2009 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Malik Akhmedilov

(Russian Federation)
Sub-editor of the local Avar-language newspaper Khakikat.
Killed on 11 August 2009 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Godofredo Linao

(Philippines)
Radio journalist for Radyo Natin
Killed on 27 July 2009 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Ernesto Montañez Valdivia

(Mexico)
Editor of the Enfoque magazine of the El Sol de Chihuahua newspaper
Killed on 14 July 2009 in Mexico 

[UNESCO Statement]

Gabriel Fino Noriega

(Honduras)
Reporter for Radio Estelar
Killed on 3 July 2009 in Honduras

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

Crispin Perez

(Philippines)
Radio commentator for DWDO
Killed on 9 June 2009 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Muktar Mohamed Hirabe

(Somalia)
Director of Radio Shabelle
Killed on 7 June 2009 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Omar Hashi

(Somalia)
Radio Shabelle’s news editor
Killed on 7 June 2009 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Marco Antonio Estrada

(Guatemala)
News reporter for the national broadcaster Channel 3 TV
Killed on 6 June 2009 in Guatemala 

[UNESCO Statement]

Jojo Trajano

(Philippines)
Journalist for local newspaper, Remate.
Killed on 3 June 2009 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Alaa Abdel-Wehab

(Iraq)
Correspondent for the independent Iraqi television channel Al-Baghdadia
Killed on 31 May 2009 in Iraq      

Nur Muse Hussein

(Somalia)
Reporter for Voice of the Holy Quran radio
Killed on 25 May 2009 in Somalia  

[UNESCO Statement]

Eliseo Barrón Hernández

(Mexico)
Journalist for La Opinión de Torreón
Killed on 25 May 2009 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed

(Somalia)
Journalist for Radio Shabelle
Killed on 22 May 2009 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Carlos Ortega Melo Samper

(Mexico)
Correspondent for the regional daily Tiempo de Durango
Killed on 3 May 2009 in Mexico 

[UNESCO Statement]

José Everardo Aguilar

(Colombia)
Reporter for several radio stations, including Bolívar Estéreo and Canal Local del Bordo
Killed on 24 April 2009 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Raja Assad Hameed

(Pakistan)
Reporter for the daily Nation and Waqt TV Channel
Killed on 26 March 2009 in Pakistan 

[UNESCO Statement]

Jawed Ahmad

(Afghanistan)
Reporter for the Canadian media, including CTV News.
Killed on 10 March 2009 in Afghanistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Haider Hashim

(Irak)
Correspondant pour la télévision privée Al-Baghdadia
Assassiné le 10 Mars 2009 en Irak

[Déclaration officielle]

Suhaib Adnan

(Iraq)
Cameraman for the private TV broadcaster Al-Baghdadia
Killed on 10 March 2009 in Iraq      

Ernesto Rollin

(Philippines)
Journalist for local radio DxSY-AM
Killed on 23 February 2009 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Jean Paul Ibarra Ramírez

(Mexico)
Photographer for El Correo newspaper
Killed on 13 February 2009 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Ando Ratovonirina

(Madagascar)
Reporter for the privately-owned Radio et Télévision Analamanga (RTA).
Killed on 7 February 2009 in Madagascar 

[UNESCO Statement]

Said Tahlil Ahmed

(Somalia)
Director of Horn Afrik Radio/TV
Killed on 4 February 2009 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Bruno Ossébi

(Republic of Congo)
Columnist for the online newspaper Mwinda
Killed on 2 February 2009 in Republic of Congo      

Francis Nyaruri

(Kenya)
Journalist for the independent Weekly Citizen
Killed on 29 January 2009 in Kenya 

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Shafiq Amrakhov

(Russian Federation)
Owner and editor of the online regional news agency RIA 51
Killed on 19 January 2009 in Russian Federation 

[UNESCO Statement]

Anastasia Baburova

(Russian Federation)
Journalist for Novaya Gazeta
Killed on 19 January 2009 in Russian Federation

[UNESCO Statement]

Orel Sambrano

(Venezuela)
Editor of a weekly magazine ABC
Killed on 16 January 2009 in Venezuela 

[UNESCO Statement]

Uma Singh

(Nepal)
Journalist for daily newspaper Janakpur Today and Radio Today FM
Killed on 11 January 2009 in Nepal   

[UNESCO Statement]

Lasantha Wickrematunga

(Sri Lanka)
Editor of the Sri Lankan newspaper Sunday Leader
Killed on 8 January 2009 in Sri Lanka  

[UNESCO Statement]

Basel Faraj

(Palestine)
A cameraman for the Algerian TV network ENTV and for the Palestine Broadcast Production Company
Killed on 6 January 2009 in Palestinian Authority

[UNESCO Statement]

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