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Newsmakers of the day: the journalists who died in 2014

Newsmakers, Dec. 23: At least 89 journalists or media workers were killed in 2014


 
MISRATA, LIBYA - JUNE 02:   In this handout image made available by the photographer American journalist Steven Sotloff (Center with black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line, 25 km west of Misrata on June 02, 2011 in Misrata, Libya.  Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 near Aleppo, Syria and was recently shown on a jihadist video in which fellow US journalist James Foley was executed.   In the video the militant form the Islamic State (IS) threatens to kill Sotloff next if the US continues its aerial campaign against the insurgency.  (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

MISRATA, LIBYA: American journalist Steven Sotloff (centre) talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line, 25 km west of Misrata, in 2011; he was kidnapped in August 2013 and killed a year later by Islamic State (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

In the months before James Foley was beheaded with a knife—a gruesome death at the hands of Islamic State—the American freelance journalist was starved, waterboarded and hung upside down at his ankles from a metal bar.

Steven Sotloff suffered a similar fate, as Islamic State released more videos of other journalists kneeling in an orange jumpsuit with their deaths imminent.

International journalists were indeed killed at an “unusually high” rate this year when compared to more recent years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), though many more lost their lives practising their craft over the world.

In 2014, a total of at least 89 journalists or media workers were killed, according to the CPJ. Syria was the deadliest country, with at least 17 deaths in the war-ravaged country.

As compiled by the CPJ, here is a list of all those journalists who died so far this year:

Zubair Hatami, Mitra TV

Dec. 21, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Mahran al-Deeri, Al-Jazeera

Dec. 10, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Salem Khalil, Orient News

Dec. 8, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Rami Asmi, Orient News

Dec. 8, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Yousef el-Dous, Orient News

Dec. 8, 2014, in Sheikh Miskeen, Daraa province, Syria

Luke Somers, Freelance

Dec. 6, 2014, in Shabwa province, Yemen

Mohamed Isaq, Kalsan TV

Dec. 5, 2014, in Baidoa, Somalia

Abdulkadir Ahmed, Freelance

Dec. 5, 2014, in Baidoa, Somalia

MVN Shankar, Andhra Prabha

Nov. 26, 2014, in Andhra Pradesh, India

Zaher Mtawe’e, Zebdine Coordination Committee

Nov. 22, 2014, in Zebdine, Syria

Abdirizak Ali Abdi, Freelance

Nov. 16, 2014, in Galkayo, Puntland, Somalia

Pablo Medina Velázquez, ABC Color

Oct. 16, 2014, in Curuguaty, Paraguay

Atallah Bajbouj, Nabaa Media Foundation

Oct. 15, 2014, in Daraa, Syria

Aung Kyaw Naing, “Par Gyi”, Freelance

Oct. 4, 2014, in Kyaikmayaw, Burma

Facely Camara, Liberté FM

Sept. 16, 2014, in Womé, Guinea

Mohammed al-Qasim, Rozana Radio

Sept. 10, 2014, in Idlib province, Syria

Steven Sotloff, Freelance

August or September 2014, Syria

Irshad Mastoi, Online International News Network, ARY News

Aug. 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

Ghulam Rasool, Online International News Network

Aug. 28, 2014, in Quetta, Pakistan

James Foley, Freelance

August 2014, Syria

Simone Camilli, The Associated Press

Aug. 13, 2014, in Beit Lahiya, Gaza, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Octavio Rojas Hernández, El Buen Tono

Aug. 11, 2014, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Leyla Yildizhan (Deniz Firat), Firat News Agency

Aug. 8, 2014, in Makhmur District, Iraq

Andrei Stenin, Rossiya Segodnya

Aug. 6, 2014, in Snizhne, Ukraine

Sameh al-Aryan, Al-Aqsa TV

July 30, 2014, in Shijaiyah, Gaza

Rami Rayan, Palestine Network for Press and Media

July 30, 2014, in Shijaiyah, Gaza

Khaled Reyadh Hamad, Continue Production Films

July 20, 2014, in Gaza

Anatoly Klyan, Pervy Kanal

June 30, 2014, in Donetsk, Ukraine

Mohamed Taani, SMART News Agency

June 27, 2014, in Daraa, Syria

Yusuf Ahmed Abukar, Radio Ergo, Mustaqbal Radio

June 21, 2014, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Ahmed Hasan Ahmed, Xinhua News Agency

June 20, 2014, in Damascus, Syria

Edgar Pantaleón Fernández Fleitas, Belén Comunicaciones

June 19, 2014, in Concepción, Paraguay

Igor Kornelyuk, VGTRK

June 17, 2014, in Metallist, Ukraine

Khalid Ali Hamada, Al-Ahad TV

June 15, 2014, in Diyala province, Iraq

Tarun Kumar Acharya, Kanak TV, Sambad

May 27, 2014, in Odisha, India

Muftah Bu Zeid, Brnieq

May 26, 2014, in Benghazi, Libya

Andrea Rocchelli, Cesura photo agency

May 24, 2014, in Andreyevka, Ukraine

Sadrul Alam Nipul, Dainik Mathabhanga

May 21, 2014, in Chuadanga, Bangladesh

Camille Lepage, Freelance

May 2014, in Bouar region, Central African Republic

Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz Garay, Radio Amambay

May 16, 2014, in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay

Al-Moutaz Bellah Ibrahim, Shaam News Network

May 4, 2014, in Raqqa, Syria

Mouaz Alomar (Abu Mehdi Al Hamwi), Freelance

April 25, 2014, in Kafr Zita, Hama province, Syria

Rubylita Garcia, Remate, dwAD

April 6, 2014, in Bacoor City, Philippines

Bilal Ahmed Bilal, Palestine Today TV

Unknown, in Sednaya, Syria

Anja Niedringhaus, The Associated Press

April 4, 2014, in Khost, Afghanistan

Mayada Ashraf, Al-Dustour

March 28, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt

Nils Horner, Sveriges Radio

March 11, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Muthanna Abdel Hussein, Al-Iraqiya

March 10, 2014, in Hilla, Babil province, Iraq

Khaled Abdel Thamer, Al-Iraqiya

March 10, 2014, in Hilla, Babil province, Iraq

Ali Mustafa, Freelance

March 9, 2014, in Aleppo, Syria

Omar Abdul Qader, Al-Mayadeen

March 8, 2014, in Deir Al-Zour, Syria

Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, Notisur and Liberal del Sur

Between Feb. 5 and 11, 2014, in Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico

Turad Mohamed al-Zahouri, Freelance

Feb. 20, 2014, in Yabroud, Syria

Vyacheslav Veremiy, Vesti

Feb. 19, 2014, in Kiev, Ukraine

Germain Kennedy Mumbere Muliwavyo, Radio Télévision Muungano

Feb. 16, 2014, in Oïcha, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pedro Palma, Panorama Regional

Feb. 13, 2014, in Miguel Pereira, Brazil

Santiago Ilídio Andrade, Bandeirantes

Feb. 10, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Firas Mohammed Attiyah, Fallujah TV

Jan. 20, 2014, in Khalidiya, Iraq

Michael Tshele, Freelance

Jan. 13, 2014, in Britz, South Africa

Shan Dahar, Abb Takk Television

Jan. 1, 2014, in Larkana, Pakistan

Kadir Bağdu, Azadiya Welat

Oct. 14, 2014, in Adana, Turkey

Sidiki Sidibé, Radio Rurale de N’Zérékoré

Sept. 16, 2014, in Womé, Guinea

Molou Chérif, Radio Rurale de N’Zérékoré

Sept. 16, 2014, in Womé, Guinea

Ali Abu Afash, Freelance

Aug. 13, 2014, in Beit Lahiya, Gaza

Mohammed Nour al-Din al-Deiri, Palestine Network for Press and Media

July 30, 2014, in Shijaiyah, Gaza

Hamid Shihab, Media 24

July 9, 2014, in Gaza City, Gaza

Anton Voloshin, VGTRK

June 24, 2014, in Metallist, Ukraine

Andrei Mironov, Memorial

May 24, 2014, in Andreyevka, Ukraine

Waqas Aziz Khan, Express TV

Jan. 17, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan

Mohammad Khalid, Express TV

Jan. 17, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan

Ashraf Arain, Express TV

Jan. 17, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan

Reynaldo Paz Mayes, RPM TV Canal 28

Dec. 15, 2014, in Comayagua, Honduras

Fernando Raymondi, Caretas

Nov. 9, 2014, in San Vicente de Cañete, Peru

Taing Try, Freelance

Oct. 12, 2014, in Kratie province, Cambodia

Raed Al-Azzawi, Sama Salaheddin Channel

Oct. 10, 2014, in Tikrit, Iraq

Palwasha Tokhi, Bayan-e-Shamal

Sept. 17, 2014, in Mazar-e-Sherif, Afghanistan

Nurul Islam Faruqi, Channel i Television

Aug. 27, 2014, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abdul Rahman Hamid al-Din, Sanaa Radio

Aug. 16, 2014, in Sanaa, Yemen

Nery Francisco Soto Torres , Canal 23, Radio Full FM

Aug. 14, 2014, in Olanchito, Honduras

Luis Carlos Cervantes Solano, Morena FM

Aug. 12, 2014, in Tarazá, Colombia

Jorge Torres Palacios, DictamenLibertad Guerrero Noticias

May 29, 30, 31, June 1, or 2, 2014, in Acapulco, Mexico

Nilo Baculo, dwIM Radyo Mindoro

June 9, 2014, in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro province, Philippines

Samuel Oliverio, Radio Ukay, Supreme Radio

May 23, 2014, in Digos City, Philippines

Richard Nadjid, dxNN

May 4, 2014, in Bongao, Philippines

Hamza Hajj Hassan, Al-Manar TV

April 14, 2014, in Maaloula, Syria

Shah Alam Sagar, Oporadh Domon

March 2, 2014, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ijaz Mengal, Daily Intekhab

Feb. 14, 2014, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Suon Chan, Meakea Kampuchea

Feb. 1, 2014, in Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia

Noor Ahmad Noori, Bost

Jan. 23, 2014, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan


 
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