Suppressing Freedom of the Press, Part 2


The Committee to Protect Journalists has released its list of journalists who were killed in 2016; clicking on the journalists’ names will link you to their stories:

48 Journalists Killed in 2016/Motive Confirmed

Terminology explained
Mohammad Nasir Mudasir , Melli Paigham Radio

December 15, 2016, in Mohammed Agha District, Logar Province, Afghanistan

Soe Moe Tun , Daily Eleven

December 13, 2016, in Monywa, Myanmar

Awab al-Zubiry

November 18, 2016, in Taiz, Yemen

Mohsen Khazaei, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting

November 12, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Mahad Ali Mohamed , Codka Mudug Radio

November 6, 2016, in Galkayo, Somalia

Naimatullah Zaheer, Ariana News

November 4, 2016, in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Abdul Salam Kanaan, Al-Jisr TV

October 31, 2016, in Zafraneh, Syria

Ali Risan, Al-Sumaria TV

October 22, 2016, in Al-Shura, Nineveh Province, Iraq

Ahmet Haceroğlu, Türkmeneli TV

October 21, 2016, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Jeroen Oerlemans , Freelance

October 2, 2016, in Sirte, Libya

Abdiaziz Ali, Radio Shabelle

September 27, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Taha Shawkat Al-Halou, Freelance

August 27, 2016, in Daret Ezza, Aleppo province, Syria

Mustafa Said, Kurdistan TV

August 14, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq

Shehzad Ahmed, Aaj News

August 8, 2016, in Quetta, Pakistan

Mehmood Khan, DawnNews

August 8, 2016, in Quetta, Pakistan

Mubarak al-Abadi, Nabaa Media Foundation

August 5, 2016, in Al-Ghail, Al-Jawf Province, Yemen

Ahmad Hallak, Al-Buraq Media Institution

August 2, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Mohammed Sayyed Hassan, All4Syria, Al-Nabaa Media Center

August 1, 2016, in Atareb, Syria

João Miranda do Carmo, SAD Sem Censura

July 24, 2016, in Santo Antônio do Descoberto, Brazil

Abdelqadir Fassouk, Arraed Satellite TV

July 21, 2016, in Sirte, Libya

Pavel Sheremet, Ukrainska Pravda, Radio Vesti

July 20, 2016, in Kiev, Ukraine

Sami Jawdat Rabah, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

October 2015 – June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Samer Mohammed Aboud, Free Deir al-Zour Radio, Development Interaction Network

October 2015 – June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Mustafa Abdul Hassa, Shaam News Network

October 2015 – June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Mohammed Eissa, Nateq Network

October 2015 – June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria

Abdullah Mohammad Ghannam, Shahba Press Agency

July 14, 2016, in Kafr Hamra, Aleppo, Syria

Ali Mahmud, Al-Ghadeer TV

July 13, 2016, in Qayyarah, Nineveh province, Iraq

Ibrahim Omar, Al Jazeera

July 11, 2016, in Tarmanin, Idlib, Syria

Khaled Eissa , Freelance

June 25, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Khaled al-Zintani , Freelance

June 24, 2016, in Benghazi, Libya

Elidio Ramos Zárate, El Sur

June 19, 2016, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Rohat Aktaş, Azadiya Welat

January 30 to February 24, 2016, in Cizre, Turkey

David Gilkey, National Public Radio

June 5, 2016, in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan

Zabihullah Tamanna, National Public Radio

June 5, 2016, in Marjah district, Helmand province, Afghanistan

Osama Jumaa, Images Live

June 5, 2016, in Aleppo, Syria

Sagal Salad Osman, Radio Mogadishu

June 5, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Rajdev Ranjan, Hindustan

May 13, 2016, in Siwan, Bihar, India

Zaher al-Shurqat, Aleppo Today

April 12, 2016, in Gaziantep, Turkey

Mohammed Ghalib al-Majidi, Freelance

March 21, 2016, in Taiz, Yemen

Majid Dirani, Freelance

February 19, 2016, in Daraya, Syria

Ahmed al-Shaibani, Yaman News, Yemen TV

February 16, 2016, in Taiz, Yemen

Karun Misra, Jansandesh Times

February 13, 2016, in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

El-Hadj Mohamed Diallo , Guinée7, Afrik

February 5, 2016, in Conakry, Guinea

Hashim al-Hamran, Al-Masirah TV

January 22, 2016, in Dahyan, Saada Province, Yemen

Marcos Hernández Bautista , Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca

January 21, 2016, in Oaxaca, Mexico

Almigdad Mojalli, Freelance

January 17, 2016, in Hamam Jarif, Yemen

Hassan al-Anbaki, Al-Sharqiya

January 12, 2016, in Baquba, Diyala province, Iraq

Saif Talal, Al-Sharqiya

January 12, 2016, in Baquba, Diyala province, Iraq


2 Media Workers Killed in 2016

Terminology explained
Ali Ghani, Al-Ahad TV

August 20, 2016, in Jaziret al-Khalideya, Iraq

Mahmoud Shabaan al-Haj Hadhir, Al-Aan FM

October 2015 – June 2016, in Deir al-Zour, Syria


28 Journalists Killed in 2016/Motive Unconfirmed

Terminology explained
Larry Que, Catanduanes News Now

December 20, 2016, in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines

Jesús Adrián Rodríguez Samaniego , Antena 102.5 FM and Antena 760 AM

December 10, 2016, in Chihuahua City, Mexico

Isaac Vuni, Freelance

June 4 – September 26, 2016, in Kerepi, South Sudan

Mohammed Thabet al-Obeidi, Radio Baba Gurgur

December 6, 2016, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Hernán David Choquepata Ordoñez , La Ribereña

November 20, 2016, in Camaná, Peru

Marcel Lubala , Radio Télévision nationale congolaise

November 15, 2016, in Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dharmendra Singh, Dainik Bhaskar

November 12, 2016, in Sasaram, Bihar, India

Luciano Fernandes, Olhos de Águia

October 25, 2016, in Piauí, Brazil

Yaqoub Sharafat , Radio Television Afghanistan

October 16, 2016, in Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan

Aurelio Cabrera Campos , El Gráfico de la Sierra

September 15, 2016, in Huauchinango, Mexico

Kishore Dave, Jai Hind

August 22, 2016, in Junagadh, Gujarat, India

Widad Hussein, Roj News

August 13, 2016, in Dohuk, Iraq

Pedro Tamayo Rosas, Freelance

July 20, 2016, in Veracruz, Mexico

Jacinto Hernández Torres, La Estrella

June 10-12, 2016, in Garland, Texas, USA

Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López , Radio Ilusión

June 25, 2016, in Coatepeque, Guatemala

Abdul Wahed Abdul Ghany, Anadan Media Center

June 21, 2016, in Mallah, Syria

Alex Balcoba, People’s Brigada

May 27, 2016, in Manila, Philippines

Alaa Qassem Mohan, Al-Ahed Radio

May 20, 2016, in Baghdad, Iraq

Manuel Santiago Torres González, Noticias MT

May 14, 2016, in Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

Akhilesh Pratap, Taaza TV

May 12, 2016, in Chatra, Jharkhand, India

Francisco Pacheco Beltrán, Sol de Acapulco and Foro de Taxco

April 25, 2016, in Taxco, Guerrero state, Mexico

Nicolás Humberto García, Radio Expressa

March 10, 2016, in Tacuba, El Salvador

João Valdecir de Borba, Radio Difusora AM

March 10, 2016, in São Jorge do Oeste, Brazil

Moisés Dagdug Lutzow, Grupo VX

February 20, 2016, in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Elvis Banggoy Ordaniza, dxWO FM

February 16, 2016, in Pitogo, Philippines

Anabel Flores Salazar, El Sol de Orizaba

February 8 or February 9, 2016, in Veracruz, Mexico

Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, Nangarhar Radio and Television

January 29, 2016, in Surkhrod, Afghanistan

Muhammad Umar , Daily Dera News

January 16, 2016, in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan



2 thoughts on “Suppressing Freedom of the Press, Part 2

  1. When I go with Central American and Mexican refugees to court, one of the reasons invariably stated by immigration judges — and reasons why these refugees are thus deported — is that they did not report their “crime,” either to the authorities, or to newsworthy outlets. But time and again I know these refugees are afraid, because if they report these crimes against them, either they are killed, or the people who take the report are executed, so most refuse…

    One of the most famous of these cases belongs to Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui, who saved herself because she made her scandal so public (, that she obliterated the idea she could be “disappeared.”

    But as you can see from your own lists, many journalists are easily dispensed with, in any country…

    It is a sad testament to humanity, that we do not want to hear the truth, or learn from it.

    Besos, not borders,

    Ana M. Fores Tamayo, Adjunct Justice
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    Twitter: @anamfores

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