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Another journalist murdered a month before general elections
2013-11-06
Reporters Without Borders
The bullet-riddled body of Manuel Murillo Varela, a young freelance cameraman, was found in Tegucigalpa yesterday, exactly four months after journalist Anibal Barrow’s abduction and murder.
Another journalist murdered in Honduras, no end to violence in sight
2014-06-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that community radio journalist Hernán Cruz Barnica was murdered near Dulce Nombre, a town in the western department of Copán, on the evening of 28 May.
Asesinato de dos periodistas en Guatemala y Honduras. La FEPALC y la FIP expresan su total consternacion
2009-04-17
La FederaciA#n Internacional de Periodistas (FIP) y la FederaciA#n de Perio
La FederaciA#n Internacional de Periodistas (FIP) y la FederaciA#n de Periodistas de AmA#rica Latina y el Caribe (FEPALC) expresan su consternaciA#n absoluta ante el asesinato, en menos de 48 horas de...
Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
2014-10-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
Call from Gaza for Global Response to Killings on the Freedom Flotilla
2010-05-31
Sources News Releases
We Gaza based Palestinian Civil Society Organizations and International activists call on the international community and civil society to pressure their governments and Israel to cease the abductions...
CMFR statement on the killings in Maguindanao
2009-11-25
Centre for Media Freedom and Responsibility
The brutality and the sheer senselessness of the attack in Maguindanao represent a new low, even in the country's shameful record of violence. It calls for collective outrage and condemnation and the ...
Community radio host's 12-year-old son killed in shooting
2014-08-07
Reporters Without Borders
The son of radio La Calentana Mexiquense's founder and presenter, Indalecio Bentez Mondragon, was killed on the night of 1 August when masked gunmen fired on Benez's car at the entrance to the communi...
Detained journalist murdered by Burmese Army
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of missing journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burmese Army earlier this month.
Filipino journalist gunned down on way to work
2015-01-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in condemning the murder of a Filipino journalist on the central isla...
First Journalist Killed in 2014: IFJ Condemns Murder of Pakistan Journalist Shan Dahar
2014-01-05
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has called on authorities in Pakistan to carry out an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Shan Dahar (Odhor) in the Badha area of the coun...
Forty years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship
2015-10-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Balibo Five in East Ti...
Fourth blogger on radical Islamist hit-list hacked to death
2015-08-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Niloy Neel, a secularist blogger and activist who had been threatened by Islamist militants, was hacked to death today in his Dhaka home by five int...
Getting Away With Murder 2009
2009-03-23
Committee to Protect Journalists
The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index
Honduras: Rule of law and civil liberties founder in year since coup
2010-06-28
Reporters Without Borders, World Association of Community Radio Broadcaster
Joint statement on the first anniversary of the 28 June 2009 coup d#état in Honduras.
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
2009-11-25
IFEX
40 IFEX members are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, 25 November, with a joint call for action.
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
2009-05-28
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Calls for Inquiry Into Lasantha's Murder
2009-05-12
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the widow of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge in calling on Sri Lanka's power-holders to take immediate action to conduct a full, fa...
IFJ Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia
2009-06-11
International Federation of Journalists
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia.
IFJ Condemns Killings of Media Staff in Shocking Attack on French Magazine Charlie Hebdo' Office in Paris
2015-01-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined its French affiliates -- SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT -- in condemning the shooting that has taken place today at the offices of the French sati...
IFJ Condemns Murder of Turkish Editor
2009-12-22
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists and its European regional group, the European Federation of Journalists, today condemned the killing of Cihan Hayirsevener, the editor-in-chief of a newspap...
IFJ Condemns Murders of Journalists in Mexico
2010-07-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today said impunity which is fueling violence against journalists has reached intolerable levels in Mexico after two more journalists were murdered in a sin...
IFJ Condemns Spate of Journalists' Murders in Honduras
2010-03-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today expressed fresh concern over the media crisis in Honduras following three murders in two weeks targeting media.
The IFJ condemns the brutal murder of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo, from Veracruz
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Moises Sanchez Cerezo, editor of La Union, was found killed after 24 days without news of his whereabouts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Mexican authorities to solve all ...
IFJ Marks 'End of Deadly Decade' With Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2009
2010-02-01
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on journalists and media workers who died in the exercise of journalism in 2009. The report provides detailed information of m...
IFJ Marks Fifth Anniversary of Politkovskaya’s Murder with new Russian Database on Attacks on Journalists
2011-10-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists and its affiliate, the Russian Union of Journalists marked the fifth anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya with the launch of i...
IFJ Marks Fourth Anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya Murder by Call for Justice
2010-10-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today marked the fourth anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya by urging the Russian authorities to ensure justice f...
IFJ & SEAJU call for investigation into journalist murder in Myanmar
2014-11-04
International Federation of Journalists & South East Asia Journalist Unions
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a journalist detained by the Burmese Ar...
Impunity and "Callous Indifference" Remain Threats as New Wave of Media Killings Wipes out Optimism
2009-02-05
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on the killings of journalists in 2008 with a warning that 2009 could be the deadliest year yet for journalists.
Journalist bashed to death in Andra Pradesh
2014-12-04
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and it’s affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) condemn the brutal murder of a senior journalist in Guntur of Andra Pradesh, in south eastern ...
Journalist’s Murder Underscores Impunity in the Philippines
2011-06-15
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in condemning the murder of dwEB-FM radio commentator Romeo Olea in Ca...
Justice long overdue in Anna Politkovskaya murder
2012-10-08
Committee to Protect Journalists
As the sixth anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya's brutal murder nears, the Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by the complete absence of justice in her killing despite government ple...
Kurdish paper distributor gunned down in southeastern Turkey
2014-10-20
Reporters Without Borders
Kadri Bagdu's death follows a week of violent rioting sparked by fighting in a Kurdish city near the Syrian border
Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
2009-11-04
Committee to Protect Journalists
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
2009-05-27
Committee to Protect Journalists
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.
Murderers of Paraguayan Journalist, Pablo Medina Velasquez, Must Be Punished
2014-10-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation has joined its regional group, the Federation of Journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean (FEPALC), to express its deep shock at the murder of Paraguayan journalist,...
Nepalese journalist and women's rights activist brutally murdered
2009-01-12
Uma Singh, a Nepalese journalist and human rights activist who worked for the Janakpur Today Daily and Radio Today FM was brutually murdered on January 11.
Newspaper editor gunned down on Benghazi street
2014-06-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns in the strongest terms newspaper editor Muftah Bu Zeid's murder in Benghazi. Gunmen in a car shot Zeid three times in the head and abdomen shortly after he got out o...
108 Journalists Killed in 2013 to Test UN Day to End Impunity
2013-12-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued a desperate appeal for governments across the world to end impunity for violence against journalists and media staff after posting 108 ki...
Online newspaper editor gunned down on Maputo street
2015-08-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that Paulo Machava, the well-known editor of the online Diario de Noticias newspaper, was gunned down on a Maputo street today against a backdrop of tensi...
Photojournalist slain in Mexico City after fleeing threats in Veracruz
2015-08-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that photojournalist Rubén Espinosa Becerril has been found murdered in Mexico City, to which he fled in early June after receiving death threats ...
Radio host's murder highlights dangers for journalists
2013-12-04
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened by radio journalist Joash Dignos' targeted killing in Valencia City, on the southern island of Mindanao.
Religious extremists murder fourth blogger in Bangladesh
2015-08-09
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly deplores the murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay on August 7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Reporter gunned down three days after presidential license to kill
2015-08-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the situation in South Sudan where President Salva Kiir, speaking at a news conference, threatened to have journalists murdered if they "work against their cou...
Reporter shot and killed in Rawalpindi
2009-03-30
Committee to Protect Journalists
Pakistani authorities must not allow Thursday's shooting death of veteran Pakistani reporter Raja Assad Hameed in Rawalpindi go uninvestigated and unprosecuted, the Committee to Protect Journalists sa...
Reporter shot dead while investigating illegal logging
2014-10-20
Reporters Without Borders
Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested.
Roll Call of Loss and Tragedy Continues, Says IFJ Report of Media staff Killed in 2010
2011-02-11
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today published the full report of journalists and media staff killed during 2010, saying that 94 media fatalities last year demonstrate the increasin...
Russia: Investigate Murder of Prominent Rights Lawyer
2009-01-23
Human Rights Watch
Russian authorities should immediately investigate the killing of Stanislav Markelov, a prominent Russian human rights lawyer, and bring his killers to justice, Human Rights Watch says.
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
2009-01-22
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...
Shock and Outrage at Murder of Senior Journalist in Mumbai
2011-06-15
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is shocked and outraged at the daylight murder of Jyotirmoy Dey, senior journalist and special investigations editor with the afternoon daily Midday, ...
Shooting attacks on media personnel leave two dead, two wounded
2015-09-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a spate of attacks on media personnel in Pakistan that has left two dead and two wounded in the past 24 hours.
Somalia: Director of HornAfrik radio murdered in Mogadishu
2009-02-05
The director of Somalia's HornAfrik radio, Said Tahlil, has been shot dead in the capitalâ##s market district of Bakara. His murder comes 16 months after the radioâ##s former director, Ali Imam Sharma...
Sri Lanka to reopen investigation into 2009 murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Wickrematunge, the founder and editor of The Sunday Leader, was assassinated in January 8, 2009. According to reports, the new Sri Lankan government decided to reopen the investigation.
Support for lawsuit brought against Iranian government before Montreal court
2009-12-06
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is supporting the lawsuit which Stephan Hashemi has brought against the Islamic Republic of Iran before a Montreal court in an bid to obtain reparation for the detention, tor...
39 years on and still no justice for Balibo Five
2014-10-20
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) expressing strong concern that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) hasn’t yet as...
TV presenter slaughtered in Bangladesh
2014-08-28
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) deplore the slaughter murder of a television host in Dhaka on Wednesday night, August 27.
Twelve journalists killed on Mindanao island in "dark day for press freedom"
2009-11-23
Reporters without Borders
At least 12 journalists were killed today in Maguindanao province, Philippines, by armed men, including two policemen, linked to the provinces governor. More than 30 other people were murdered.
2009 Leaves One of Worst Records for Targeted Killings of Journalists, Says IFJ
2009-12-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for more action from governments and the United Nations to protect media as it announced a grim total of 137 journalists and media person...
Woman journalist found with throat cut in southern Libya
2014-06-02
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Naseeb Miloud Karfana, a TV journalist based in the southern city of Sabha, was murdered on 29 May.
World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14
2014-11-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and de...

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And Then They Came For Me
Final Words from Lasantha Wickrematunge
Wickrematunge, Lasantha
Article
2009
The Sunday Leader
An editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunge shortly before he was murdered on January 8, 2009, and published three days after his death.
Another journalist murdered a month before general elections
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders
The bullet-riddled body of Manuel Murillo Varela, a young freelance cameraman, was found in Tegucigalpa yesterday, exactly four months after journalist Anibal Barrow’s abduction and murder.
Another journalist murdered in Honduras, no end to violence in sight
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that community radio journalist Hernán Cruz Barnica was murdered near Dulce Nombre, a town in the western department of Copán, on the evening of 28 May.
Atheist blogger hacked to death with machetes in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Article
2015
CBC news
Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support freethinking values in the Muslim-majority nation...
Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism
Peppe, Matt
Article
2015
Counterpunch
The US and UK target for assassination civilians that allegedly have a connection with ISIS. Such operations are performed without a trial. Peppe discusses how the governments of these countries justi...
Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2014
The Intercept
A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
Brazilian deaths highlights need for safety training
INSI
Article
2015
International News Safety Institute
The dangers that journalists face is Brazil is old news. The most recent deaths of two reporters have once again shown the sire situation for media workers in the South American country.
The Capital Punishment Debate
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
Seven News / Ulli Diemer
The death penalty make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society.
Charleston Massacre Media Coverage: Recognizing the Crime, Downplaying the Causes
Norton, Ben
Article
2015
Fair
Dylann Roof is a white male who killed nine people; targeting African Americans. Elliot Rodger was a white male who killed six people; targeting women. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (The Boston Bomber) is a non-w...
Colombia - indigenous defender murdered in gold mining frenz
Article
2015
The Ecologist
An indigenous leader in Colombia's 'gold belt' has been killed by unknown gunmen as tensions grow between indigenous communities and outside gold mining interests, many of them linked to illegal armed...
Community radio host's 12-year-old son killed in shooting
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
The son of radio La Calentana Mexiquense's founder and presenter, Indalecio Bentez Mondragon, was killed on the night of 1 August when masked gunmen fired on Benez's car at the entrance to the communi...
Conservationist murders threaten Costa Rica's eco-friendly reputation
Fendt, Lindsay
Article
2015
The Guardian
The murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Many worry activists will stay away if poache...
Detained journalist murdered by Burmese Army
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of missing journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burmese Army earlier this month.
Don't Blame the Media for the Charleston Murders
Featherstone, Liza
Article
2015
Observer
Featherstone argues that blaming the media for the Charleston Murders is an easy way to avoid doing any real thinking.
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
CounterPunch
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
First Journalist Killed in 2014: IFJ Condemns Murder of Pakistan Journalist Shan Dahar
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has called on authorities in Pakistan to carry out an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Shan Dahar (Odhor) in the Badha area of the coun...
For every 1,000 people killed by police, one officer is convicted of a crime
Shaun, King
Article
2015
Daily Kos
Out of thousands of people killed by police in the United States since 2005, only 11 officers have been convicted of any crimes.
Forty years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Balibo Five in East Ti...
Getting Away With Murder 2009
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index
Getting Away with Murder 2009
CPJ#s Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free.
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index, a li...
Guatemala: Murders of Women Recall Counterinsurgency Techniques
Article
2009
Inter Press Service
The worst waves of brutal, unsolved murders of women in Latin America have been seen in Ciudad Juarez, on Mexico's northern border, where close to 400 killings have been reported since 1993, and Guate...
How many more
Global Witness
Article
2015
Global Witness
New report shows killings of environmental activists are increasing, with indigenous communities hardest hit. Global Witness shines a spotlight on Honduras - the most dangerous country to be an enviro...
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
Sources News Release
Article
2009
IFEX
40 IFEX members are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, 25 November, with a joint call for action.
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Calls for Inquiry Into Lasantha's Murder
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the widow of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge in calling on Sri Lanka's power-holders to take immediate action to conduct a full, fa...
IFJ Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia.
IFJ Condemns Killings of Media Staff in Shocking Attack on French Magazine Charlie Hebdo' Office in Paris
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined its French affiliates -- SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT -- in condemning the shooting that has taken place today at the offices of the French sati...
IFJ Condemns Murder of Turkish Editor
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists and its European regional group, the European Federation of Journalists, today condemned the killing of Cihan Hayirsevener, the editor-in-chief of a newspap...
IFJ Condemns Murders of Journalists in Mexico
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today said impunity which is fueling violence against journalists has reached intolerable levels in Mexico after two more journalists were murdered in a sin...
IFJ Condemns Spate of Journalists' Murders in Honduras
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today expressed fresh concern over the media crisis in Honduras following three murders in two weeks targeting media.
The IFJ condemns the brutal murder of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo, from Veracruz
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Moises Sanchez Cerezo, editor of La Union, was found killed after 24 days without news of his whereabouts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Mexican authorities to solve all ...
IFJ Marks 'End of Deadly Decade' With Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2009
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on journalists and media workers who died in the exercise of journalism in 2009. The report provides detailed information of m...
IFJ Marks Fourth Anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya Murder by Call for Justice
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today marked the fourth anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya by urging the Russian authorities to ensure justice f...
IFJ & SEAJU call for investigation into journalist murder in Myanmar
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists & South East Asia Journalist Unions
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a journalist detained by the Burmese Ar...
Impunity and "Callous Indifference" Remain Threats as New Wave of Media Killings Wipes out Optimism
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on the killings of journalists in 2008 with a warning that 2009 could be the deadliest year yet for journalists.
In Brad Will killing, report fuels questions, controversy
Campbell, Monica
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Continuing questions about journalist's murder in Oaxaca in 2006.
Investigative Journalist found beheaded in Minas Gerais
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
A journalist who was investigating child prostitution and drug trafficking in Brazil has been found murdered.
Journalists Killed since 1992
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
Kurdish paper distributor gunned down in southeastern Turkey
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Kadri Bagdu's death follows a week of violent rioting sparked by fighting in a Kurdish city near the Syrian border
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
Article
2012
The Guardian
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
Mastermind behind murder of human rights lawyer, journalist, sentenced to life in prison
Committee to Protect Journalists
Article
2015
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing to life in prison today of a Russian nationalist leader in connection with the 2009 fatal attack on human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov,...
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.
Murderers of Paraguayan Journalist, Pablo Medina Velasquez, Must Be Punished
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation has joined its regional group, the Federation of Journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean (FEPALC), to express its deep shock at the murder of Paraguayan journalist,...
Nepalese journalist and women's rights activist brutally murdered
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Uma Singh, a Nepalese journalist and human rights activist who worked for the Janakpur Today Daily and Radio Today FM was brutually murdered on January 11.
Newspaper editor gunned down on Benghazi street
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns in the strongest terms newspaper editor Muftah Bu Zeid's murder in Benghazi. Gunmen in a car shot Zeid three times in the head and abdomen shortly after he got out o...
Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings
Lamb, Kate
Article
2016
The Guardian
Thousands of people have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible.
Police Violence Against Native People
Correia, David
Article
2015
Counter Punch
In April 1974, three white high school students from Farmington, New Mexico murdered three Navajo men, Benjamin Benally, John Harvey, and David Ignacio. The brutal murders were nothing new in Farmingt...
Radio host's murder highlights dangers for journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened by radio journalist Joash Dignos' targeted killing in Valencia City, on the southern island of Mindanao.
Reporter shot dead while investigating illegal logging
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested.
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...
Somalia: Director of HornAfrik radio murdered in Mogadishu
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The director of Somalia's HornAfrik radio, Said Tahlil, has been shot dead in the capitalâ##s market district of Bakara. His murder comes 16 months after the radioâ##s former director, Ali Imam Sharma...
Sri Lanka to reopen investigation into 2009 murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Wickrematunge, the founder and editor of The Sunday Leader, was assassinated in January 8, 2009. According to reports, the new Sri Lankan government decided to reopen the investigation.
They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders
Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders
Macaray, David
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on ...
39 years on and still no justice for Balibo Five
Sources News Release
Article
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) expressing strong concern that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) hasn’t yet as...
TV presenter slaughtered in Bangladesh
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) deplore the slaughter murder of a television host in Dhaka on Wednesday night, August 27.
Twelve journalists killed on Mindanao island in "dark day for press freedom"
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
At least 12 journalists were killed today in Maguindanao province, Philippines, by armed men, including two policemen, linked to the provinces governor. More than 30 other people were murdered.
2009 Leaves One of Worst Records for Targeted Killings of Journalists, Says IFJ
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for more action from governments and the United Nations to protect media as it announced a grim total of 137 journalists and media person...
What Does It Mean to Call Dylann Roof a 'Terrorist'?
Gupta, Arun
Article
2015
Counter Punch
It would have been unfathomable a year ago for the phrase "white terrorism" to be used by the mainstream media. This shift in discourse is just one effect of the post-Ferguson moment in which there is...
Woman journalist found with throat cut in southern Libya
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Naseeb Miloud Karfana, a TV journalist based in the southern city of Sabha, was murdered on 29 May.
World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and de...
A year after James Foley and Steven Sotloff murders, more awareness of risks
Mahoney, Robert
Article
2015
Committee to Protect Journalists
Journalists who regularly cover violence are considered a hard-boiled bunch. But a year ago this month, even the toughest were crying. There was no emotional body armour to deflect the horror of the b...

Sources Bookshelf

Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...


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