Assassinated Journalists in 2012

Haidar al-Sumudi

(Syrian)
Syrian TV cameraman
Killed on 22 December 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Kazbek Gekkiyev

(Russian)
Television news presenter for the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company (VGTRK)
Killed on 5 December 2012 in Russian Federation  

[UNESCO Statement]

Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awol

(South Sudanese)
Columnist
Killed on 5 December 2012 in South Sudan

[UNESCO Statement]

Naji Asaad

(Syrian)
Journalist for Tishreen Newspaper
Killed on 4 December 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Saqib Khan

(Pakistani)
Photojournalist for Dunya News TV
Killed in November 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Guillermo Quiroz Delgado

(Colombian)
Journalist for the cable TV news programme Notisabanas and El Meridiano newspaper
Killed on 27 November 2012 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Eduardo Carvalho

(Brazilian)
Owner and editor of the Ultima Hora News website
Killed on 21 November 2012 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement]

Bassel Tawfiq Youssef

(Syrian)
Television journalist
Killed on 21 November 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Hozan Abdel Halim Mahmoud

(Syrian)
Citizen-journalist
Killed on 20 November 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mahmoud Al-Komi

(Palestinian) 
Journalist
Killed on 20 November 2012 in Palestine

[UNESCO Statement]

Hossam Salameh Mohammed

(Palestinian) 
Journalist
Killed on 20 November 2012 in Palestine

[UNESCO Statement]

Abu Eish

(Palestinian)
Journalist
Killed on 20 November 2012 in Palestine

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammad Al-Zaher

(Syrian)
Citizen-journalist
Killed on 19 November 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Abed Khalil

(Syrian)
Journalist
Killed on 19 November 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Rehmatullah Abid

(Pakistani)
Journalist for Dunya News
Killed on 18 November 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammed Al-Khalid

(Syrian)
Citizen-journalist
Killed on 18 November 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Samir Al-Sheikh Ali

(Iraqi)
Editor of a website, Al-Jamahir Al-Baghdadiya (The Baghdad Masses)
Killed on 17 November 2012 in Iraq 

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdullah Hassan Kaake

(Syrian)
Citizen-journalist
Killed on 17 November 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mustafa Kerman

(Syrian)
Citizen-journalist
Killed on 16 November 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Adrián Silva Moreno

(Mexican)
Reporter
Killed on 14 November 2012 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Ayham Mostafa Ghazzoul

(Syrian)
Journalist, contributor to the Damascus-based Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression
Killed on 9 November 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Sattar Beheshti

(Iranian)
Blogger on Magalh 91
Killed on 6 November 2012 in Islamic Republic of Iran

Warsame Shire Awale

(Somalian)
Radio satirist for Radio Kulmiye
Killed on 29 October 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammed Mohamud Tuuryare

(Somalian)
Journalist webmaster and producer for Shabelle Media Network
Killed on 28 October 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Farah Ilyas

(Somalian)
Reporter for Universal TV
Killed on 23 October 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohammed al-Ashram

(Syrian)
Cameraman
Killed on 10 October 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mushtaq Khand

(Pakistani)
Reporter for privately-owned Dharti TV
Killed on 7 October 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdul Khaliq

(Pakistani)
Reporter for ARY News TV and two newspapers, the Daily Awan and Tawar
Killed on 29 September 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Abdulahi Farah

(Somalian)
Reporter for Somali sports cayaarahamaanta.com
Killed on 28 September 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdirahman Mohamed Ali

(Somalian)
Journalist for the Yemen news agency (SABA)
Killed on 27 September 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Chaitali Santra

(Indian)
Howrah correspondent of Julm se Jang
Killed on 26 September 2012 in India

[UNESCO Statement]

Maya Nasser

(Syrian)
Journalist for Iran’s English-language Press TV
Killed on 26 September 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Hassan Youssouf Absuge

(Somalian)
Radio journalist and Director of Radio Mantaa
Killed on 21 September 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Liban Ali Nur

(Somalian)
Head of News at Somali National TV
Killed on 20 September 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdisatar Daher Sabriye

(Somalian)
Head of news at Radio Mogadishu
Killed on 20 September 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdirahman Yasin Ali

(Somalian)
Director of Radio Hamar (Voice of Democracy)
Killed on 20 September 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdelkarim Al-Oqda

(Syrian)
Journalist for Sham News Network (SNN)
Killed on 19 September 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Zakariye Mohamed Mohamud Moallim

(Somalian)
Independent cameraman
Killed on 16 September 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Hang Serei Oudom

(Cambodian)
Reporter for the Vorakchun Khmer Daily
Killed on 11 September 2012 in Cambodia 

[UNESCO Statement]

Daudi Mwangosi

(Tanzanian)
Reporter for Channel Ten TV
Killed on 2 September 2012 in Tanzania

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Eddie Jesus Apostol

(Filipino)
Radio broadcaster for DXND Radio
Killed on 1 September 2012 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Dawit Habtemichael

(Eritrean)
Journalist
Killed in September 2012 in Eritrea      

Mattewos Habteab

(Eritrean)
Journalist
Killed in September 2012 in Eritrea      

Wedi Itay

(Eritrean)
Journalist
Killed in September 2012 in Eritrea      

Musaab Mohamed Said Al-Odaallah

(Syrian)
Journalist for the Tishreen
Killed on 22 August 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohamud Ali Keyre

(Somalian)
Journalist for horyaalmedia.com
Killed on 12 August 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

José Noel Canales Lagos

(Honduran)
Web Reporter
Killed on 10 August 2012 in Honduras

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

Abdi Jaylani Malaq

(Somalian)
Renowned satirist and TV producer
Killed on 31 July 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Ghazwan Anas

(Iraqi)
Sports and entertainment reporter
Killed on 31 July 2012 in Iraq 

[UNESCO Statement]

Adonis Felipe Bueso Gutiérrez

(Honduran)
Reporter for the Christian radio station Radio Stereo Naranja
Killed on 8 July 2012 in Honduras

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

Valério Luiz de Oliveira

(Brazilian)
Sports journalist at Radio Jornal 820AM
Killed on 5 July 2012 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement]

Suhaib Dib

(Syrian)
Citizen journalist
Killed on 4 July 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mohamed Hamdo Hallaq

(Syrian)
Citizen journalist
Killed on 2 July 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Samer Khalil Al-Sataleh

(Syrian)
Citizen journalist
Killed on 28 June 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ghias Khaled Al-Hmouria

(Syrian)
Citizen journalist
Killed on 25 June 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Omar Al-Ghantawi

(Syrian)
Citizen journalist
Killed on 21 June 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Hamada

(Syrian)
Cameraman
Killed on 16 June 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Jamal Uddin

(Bengali)
Reporter for the newspaper Gramer Kagoi
Killed on 15 June 2012 in Bangladesh 

[UNESCO Statement]

Víctor Manuel Báez Chino

(Mexican)
Crime journalist
Killed on 14 June 2012 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Khaled Al-Bakir

(Syrian)
Citizen journalist
Killed on 10 June 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdul Qadir Hajizai

(Pakistani)
Journalist for WASH TV
Killed on 28 May 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Al Assam

(Syrian)
Cameraman
Killed on 28 May 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Bassel Al Shahade

(Syrian)
Journalist
Killed on 28 May 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ammar Mohamed Zado

(Syrian)
Journalist for the Shaam News Network
Killed on 27 May 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Lawrence Fahmy Al-Naimi

(Syrian)
Journalist for the Shaam News Network
Killed on 27 May 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Adnan Al-Ashlaq

(Syrian)
Journalist for the Shaam News Network
Killed on 27 May 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Addow Anshur

(Somalian)
Journalist of Radio Shabelle
Killed on 24 May 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Abdul Razaq Gul

(Pakistani)
Journalist for Express news TV
Killed on 19 May 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Marco Antonio Ávila García

(Mexican)
Reporter for El Regional de Sonora and Diario Sonora de la Tarde
Killed on 18 May 2012 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Alfredo Villatoro

(Honduran)
Presenter at the HRN radio station
Killed on 15 May 2012 in Honduras

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

Amon Thembo Wa’Mupaghasya

(Ugandan)
Independent TV director
Killed on 12 May 2012 in Uganda

[UNESCO Statement]

Aurengzeb Tunio

(Pakistani)
TV reporter for Kawaish Television Network
Killed on 10 May 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Tariq Kamal

(Pakistani)
Reporter with a Sindhi language daily published in Karachi
Killed on 9 May 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Eric Martínez Ávila

(Honduran)
Spokesman for Kukulcán
Killed on 7 May 2012 in Honduras

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

Abdul Ghani Kaakeh

(Syrian)
Citizen-journalist
Killed on 4 May 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Gabriel Huge

(Mexican)
Photographer formerly from the daily Notiver
Killed on 3 May 2012 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Guillermo Luna Varela

(Mexican)
Formerly of Veracruznews
Killed on 3 May 2012 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Esteban Rodriguez

(Mexican)
Retired photographer
Killed on 3 May 2012 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Farhan James Abdulle

(Somalian)
Reporter for Radio Daljir – Galkayo branch
Killed on 2 May 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Nestor Libaton

(Filipino)
Radio news journalist for the Catholic Church-run dxHM
Killed on early May 2012 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Regina Martinez

(Mexican)
Correspondent for the weekly magazine Proceso
Killed on 28 April 2012 in Mexico

[UNESCO Statement]

Décio Sá

(Brazilian)
Bloger on Blog do Décio and writter for the local O Estado do Maranhão newspaper
Killed on 23 April 2012 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement]

Noel Alexander Valladares

(Honduran)
Television presenter for Maya TV
Killed on 23 April 2012 in Honduras

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

Murtaza Razvi

(Pakistani)
Columnist and political analyst with the national English language daily Dawn
Killed on 19 April 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Alaa al-Din Hassan al-Douri

(Syrian)
Journalist
Killed on 17 April 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Khaled Mahmoud Kabbisho

(Syrian)
Journalist
Killed on 17 April 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Sameer Shalab al-Sham

(Syrian)
Journalist
Killed on 14 April 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Abdollah Fakhriyeh

(Syrian)
Journalist
Killed on 14 April 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Ali Shaaban

(Lebanese)
Cameraman for the Lebanese television company Al-Jadeed
Killed on 10 April 2012 in Lebanon 

[UNESCO Statement]

Aldion Layao

(Filipino)
Journalist for GMA Super Radyo
Killed on early 8 April 2012 in Philippines

[UNESCO Statement] | [Response from Member State]

Leiron Kogoya

(Indonesian)
Reporter for local newspapers Papua Pos Nabire and Pasifik Pos Dail
Killed on 8 April 2012 in Indonesia      

Mahad Salad Adan

(Somalian)
Correspondent of the Shabelle Media Network
Killed on 5 April 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Yadav Poudel

(Nepalese)
Correspondent for Avenues TV and for the Rajdhani daily newspaper
Killed on 4 April 2012 in Nepal

[UNESCO Statement]

Kamiran Salaheddin

(Iraqi)
TV journalist
Killed on 2 April 2012 in Iraq 

[UNESCO Statement]

Ahmed Ismael Hassan AlSamadi

(Bahraini)
Citizen journalist and photographer
Killed on 31 March 2012 in Bahrain

[UNESCO Statement]

Jawan Mohammed Qatna

(Syrian)
Photographer for the Free Derbassiyeh Coordination Committee
Killed on 26 March 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Naseem Intriri

(British)
British freelance journalist
Killed on 26 March 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Walid Bledi

(British)
British freelance journalist
Killed on 26 March 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo

(Colombian)
Head of Metro Radio Estéreo
Killed on 15 March 2012 in Colombia

[UNESCO Statement]

Fausto Elio Valle Hernández

(Honduran)
Presenter of the La Voz de la Notícia news programme on Radio Alegre de Colón
Killed on 11 March 2012 in Honduras

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

Ali Ahmed Abdi

(Somalian)
Reporter for Radio Galkayo
Killed on 4 March 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Rajesh Mishra

(Indian)
Journalist for the local Hindi-language weekly, Media Raj
Killed on 2 March 2012 in India

[UNESCO Statement]

Abukar Hassan Mohamoud

(Somalian)
Director of Radio Somaliweyn
Killed on 28 February 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Anas al-Tarsha

(Syrian)
Journalist
Killed on 24 February 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Remi Ochlik

(French)
Freelance photographer
Killed on 22 February 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Marie Colvin

(French)
War reporter for The Sunday Times (UK)
Killed on 22 February 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Sadim Khan Bhadrzai

(Afghan)
Radio station manager
Killed on 21 February 2012 in Afghanistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Rami al-Sayed

(Syrian)
Journalist
Killed on 21 February 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Chandrika Rai

(Indian)
Freelance journalist
Killed on 18 February 2012 in India

[UNESCO Statement]

Mario Randolfo Marques Lopes

(Brazilian)
Editor-in-chief of the Vassouras na Net website.
Killed on 12 February 2012 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement]

Paulo Roberto Cardoso Rodrigues

(Brazilian)
Editor of the local daily Jornal Da Praça and the news website Mercosul News.
Killed on 12 February 2012 in Brazil    

[UNESCO Statement]

Sagar Sarwar

(Bengali)
News editor for the private television station, Massrang
Killed on 11 February 2012 in Bangladesh 

[UNESCO Statement]

Mehrun Runi

(Bengali)
Senior reporter for ATN Bangla TV
Killed on 11 February 2012 in Bangladesh 

[UNESCO Statement]

Mazhar Tayyara

(Syrian)
Freelanced for a range of news media organizations including Agence France-Presse (AFP) and The Guardian (UK)
Killed on 7 February 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Mukarram Khan Aatif

(Pakistani)
Correspondent for privately owned TV station Dunya News and worker for the Pashto-language channel Deewa Radio
Killed on 17 January 2012 in Pakistan

[UNESCO Statement]

Hassan Osman Abdi

(Somalian)
Journalist and director for Shabelle Media Network
Killed on 28 January 2012 in Somalia

[UNESCO Statement]

Enenche Akogwu

(Nigerian)
Reporter and cameraman for the independent television stations, Channels TV
Killed on 20 January 2012 in Nigeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Nansok Sallah

(Nigerian)
News editor of the government-owned radio station Highland FM
Killed on 18 January 2012 in Nigeria

[UNESCO Statement]

Wisut Tangwitthayaporn

(Thai)
Owner of the Inside Phuket newspaper and editor of Phuket E-news
Killed on 12 January 2012 in Thailand

[UNESCO Statement]

Gilles Jacquier

(French)
Reporter for French public television France 2
Killed on 11 January 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

Christopher Guarin

(Filipino)
Presenter on Radio Mindanao Network and Editor of Tarak News Nationwide
Killed on 5 January 2012 in Philippines

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

Shoukri Ahmed Ratib Abu Bourghoul

(Syrian)
Journalist on radio Damas
Killed on 2 January 2012 in Syria

[UNESCO Statement]

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