Assassinated Journalists in 2011

Abdisalan Sheik Hassan

(Somalia)
Journalist for Horn Cable TV
Killed on 18 December 2011 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Hadzhimurad Kamalov

(Dagastan, Russian Federation)
Journalist for Chernovik and human rights activist
Killed on 15 December 2011 in Dagastan, Russian Federation  

[UNESCO Statement]

Luz Marina Paz Villalobos

(Honduras)
Journalist with Cadena Hondureña de Noticias
Killed on 6 December 2011 in Honduras

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

Ferzat Jarban

(Syria)
Freelance cameraman
Killed on 20 November 2011 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Zakariya Isa

(Nigeria)
Journalist for the Nigerian Television Authority
Killed on 22 October 2011 in Nigeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Roy Bagtikan Gallego

(Philippines)
Radio journalist
Killed on 14 October 2011 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Faisal Qureshi

(Pakistan)
A Lahore-based editor for the London Post
Killed on 7 October 2011 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdel Hakim Al-Nour

(Yemen)
Cameraman and producer for the Mas production company and media chief of the Hayel Saeed Anam Association
Killed on 4 October 2011 in Yemen

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdel Majid Al-Samawi

(Yemen)
Television journalist
Killed on 3 October 2011 in Yemen

[UNESCO Statement]

Farhad Taqaddosi

(Iran)
Iranian television cameraman for Press TV.
Killed on 20 September 2011 in Afghanistan

[UNESCO Statement]

María Elizabeth Macías

(Mexico)
Editor of the Primera Hora newspaper of Nuevo Laredo
Killed on 24 September 2011 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Valderlei Canuto Leandro

(Brazil)
Host of the Sinal Verde (Green Signal) programme on Radio Frontera.
Killed on 1 September 2011 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement]

Rocio González Trápaga

(Mexico)
Freelance journalist who used to work for Televisa
Killed on 31 August 2011 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Ana María Yarce Viveros

(Mexico)
Founder of investigative weekly magazine Contralínean
Killed on 31 August 2011 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

José Agustín Silvestre

(Dominican Republic)
Print and TV journalist on Caña TV
Killed on 2 August 2011 in Dominican Republic

[UNESCO Statement]

José Oquendo Reyes

(Peru)
Producer and host of the programme “Without Borders” on BTV Canal 45
Killed on 14 September 2011 in Peru

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

Pedro Alfonso Flores Silva

(Peru)
Programme director of local Canal 6 television
Killed on 8 September 2011 in Peru

[UNESCO Statement]

Medardo Flores

(Honduras)
Journalist with Radio Uno
Killed on 8 September 2011 in Honduras

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

Hadi al-Mahdi

(Iraq)
Radio journalist on Radio Demozy.
Killed on 8 September 2011 in Iraq 

[UNESCO Statement]

Niel Jimena

(Philippines)
Former informant of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Jimena, had programmes on several radio stations.
Killed on 30 August 2011 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Humberto Millán Salazar

(Mexico)
Hosted a show on Radio Fórmula and wrote a column for the news website A Discusión
Killed on 25 August 2011 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Munir Shakar

(Pakistan)
Correspondent for the Online News Network and Balochi TV Sabzbagh
Killed on 14 August 2011 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Omed Khpalwak

(Afghanistan)
Journalist and freelance reporter for the BBC Pashto service and for the Afghan news agency Pajhwok.
Killed on 24 July 2011 in Afghanistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz

(Mexico)
Veteran crime and security reporter
Killed on 26 July 2011 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Auro Ida

(Brazil)
Former press secretary of the government of Cuiabá.
Killed on 22 July 2011 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Nery Jeremías Orellana

(Honduras)
Manager of Radio Joconguera in the town of Candelaria
Killed on 14 July 2011 in Honduras

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

Adan Benítez

(Honduras)
Reporter for two local broadcasters: 45TV and Teleceiba Canal 7
Killed on 4 July 2011 in Honduras

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

Angel Castillo Corona

(Mexico)
Columnist for the regional newspapers Puntal and Diario de México and press officer of the municipality of Ocuilan
Killed on 4 July 2011 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Luis Eduardo Gómez

(Colombia)
Freelance journalist for several publications
Killed on 30 June 2011 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Witness-Patchelly Kambale Musonia

(Democratic Republic of Congo)
Journalist for the radio Lubero Sud
Killed on 22 June 2011 in Democratic Republic of Congo 

[UNESCO Statement]

Alwan al-Ghorabi

(Iraq)
Cameraman for the Afaq satellite channel, owned by the Dawa Party of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
Killed on 21 June 2011 in Iraq 

[UNESCO Statement]

Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco

(Mexico)
Newspaper columnist and deputy director of the Veracruz daily Notiver
Killed on 20 June 2011 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Jyotirmoy Dey

(India)
Journalist and special investigations editor of daily newspaper Midday
Killed on 11 June 2011 in India

[UNESCO Statement]

Wilfred Iván Ojeda

(Venezuela)
Columnist of the El Clarín daily and Democratic Action party activist
Killed on 17 May 2011 in Venezuela 

[UNESCO Statement]

Yakhya Magomedov

(Dagastan, Russian Federation)
Editor of the Avar-language version of As-Salam magazine
Killed on 8 May 2011 in Dagastan, Russian Federation  

[UNESCO Statement]

Nasrullah Afridi

(Pakistan)
Journalist for the Khyber Agency
Killed on 8 May 2011 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Julio Castillo Narváez

(Peru)
Ollantay Radio journalist
Killed on 3 May 2011 in Peru

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

Valério Nascimento

(Brazil)
Journalist and owner of the Panorama Geral newspaper.
Killed on 3 May 2011 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement]

Alfredo Antonio Hurtado

(El Salvador)
Caméraman et éditeur photo pour l’émission d’actualité Teleprensa sur la chaîne Canal 33
Assassiné le 25 avril 2011 à El Salvador

[UNESCO Statement]

David Niño de Guzmán

(Bolivia)
News director of Agencia de Noticias Fides.
Killed on 21 April 2011 in Bolivia

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

Chris Hondros

(Libya)
Award-winning U.S. war photographer and worker for Getty Images.
Killed on 20 April 2011 in Libya

[UNESCO Statement]

Tim Hetherington

(Libya)
Seasoned photojournalist who contributed photographs to U.S. magazine Vanity Fair.
Killed on 20 April 2011 in Libya

[UNESCO Statement]

Vittorio Arrigoni

(Italy)
Reporter for Italian newspaper Il Manifesto and for the news website Peace Reporter
Killed on 15 April 2011 in Palestine

[UNESCO Statement]

Karim Fakhrawi

(Bahrain)
Co-founder of the country’s only independent newspaper Al-Wasat
Killed on 12 April 2011 in Bahrain

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

Luciano Leitão Pedrosa

(Brazil)
Journalist for TV Vitória and FM radio station Metropolitana.
Killed on 10 April 2011 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement]

Zakariya Rashid Hassan

(Bahrain)
Online writer
Killed on 9 April 2011 in Bahrain

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

Taha Hameed

(Iraq)
Head of al-Massar TV.
Killed on 8 April 2011 in Iraq 

[UNESCO Statement]

Sabah al-Bazee

(Iraq)
Journalist for several media organizations including Reuters, CNN and other international news outlets.
Killed on 29 March 2011 in Iraq 

[UNESCO Statement]

Marlina "Len" Flores-Sumera

(Philippines)
News anchor for radio station dzME's Arangkada 1530
Killed on 24 March 2011 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammed al-Nabbous

(Libya)
Journalist and founder of online channel Libya Al-Hurra, or Free Libya
Killed on 19 March 2011 in Libya

[UNESCO Statement]

Jamal Ahmed al-Sharabi

(Yemen)
Journalist for the Al-Masdar independent newspaper
Killed on 18 March 2011 in Yemen

[UNESCO Statement]

Ali Hassan Al-Jaber

(Libya)
Cameraman for the Al Jazeera television network
Killed on 12 March 2011 in Libya.

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdost Rind

(Pakistan)
Reporter with the Urdu-language newspaper Daily Eagle
Killed on 18 February 2011 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Hilal al-Ahmadi

(Iraq)
Freelance journalist
Killed on 17 February 2011 in Iraq 

[UNESCO Statement]

Le Hoang Hung

(Viet Nam)
Reporter for The Worker newspaper
Killed on 29 January 2011 in Viet Nam      

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud

(Egypt)
Journalist for the newspaper Al-Taawun
Killed on 29 January 2011 in Egypt      

Gerardo Ortega

(Philippines)
Journalist for the station Radio Mindanao Network (RMN)
Killed on 24 January 2011 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement]

Umesh Rajput

(India)
Reporter with the Hindi-language daily Nai Dunia
Killed on 23 January 2011 in India

[UNESCO Statement]

Lucas Mebrouk Dolega

(France)
Photographer with the European Press Agency (EPA)
Killed on 17 January 2011 in Tunisia 

[UNESCO Statement]

Ilyas Nizzar

(Pakistan)
Reporter for the Baluch-language magazine Darwanth
Killed on 5 January 2011 in Pakistan  

[UNESCO Statement]

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