53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials

Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.
In #Yemen, photojournalist Mohammad al-Qadasi was killed on January 22 by a missile allegedly fired by the Ansar Allah movement (Houthis) while on assignment for @BelqeesTV in #Taiz Governorate. cpj.org/data/people/mo…
On Feb 5, Pamela Montenegro, also known as Pamika, was murdered in the beachside resort city of Acapulco, Mexico.

The 36-year-old journalist ran a satirical YouTube channel and an online news magazine. She covered local politics. #LaNanaPelucas cpj.org/data/people/le…
In eastern Ghouta, Syria, Abdul Rahman Ismael Yassin, a reporter for the pro-opposition Hammouriyeh Media Office, died from injuries sustained in an airstrike on February 20.

Yassin has been working as a journalist since 2011 when the conflict began.
On Feb 25, Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak (27) and his fiancée were found shot dead in their house in Velká Mača. He was the second journalist to be murdered in the EU in 5 months.

Police reportedly found ammunition arranged around the bodies.
Photojournalist Bashar al-Attar died from injuries sustained in an airstrike on March 12 in eastern Ghouta, outside of Damascus, Syria.

Al-Attar was hit by shrapnel while he was helping civilians wounded in an earlier airstrike that he had been covering.
On Mar 19, photojournalist Kamel abu al-Walid died from injuries sustained in a landmine explosion in the northern Syrian city of Afrin.

Al-Walid was covering the takeover of Afrin by Turkish forces & the Free Syrian Army factions when a landmine exploded.cpj.org/data/people/ka…
Leobardo Vázquez Atzin was murdered on the evening of Mar 21 in a restaurant that he owned in Gutiérrez Zamora, #Mexico.

The journalist, who covered corruption, received threats to stop writing about the mayor.

He did not sign his name to his articles. cpj.org/data/people/le…
Journalist Obeida abu Omar was killed in an airstrike on March 21 in the eastern Ghouta area of #Syria.

Abu Omar was covering Russian airstrikes from his home in the town of Ein Tirma when a missile hit the house, according to one of his colleagues.
Journalist Navin Nischal and freelancer Vijay Singh were riding Nischal's motorbike on the Arrah-Sasaram highway, in India's Bihar state, on the evening of March 25, when an SUV hit them from behind and ran them over.

Both journalists died at the scene. cpj.org/data/people/na…
Sandeep Sharma, a TV reporter in India's Madhya Pradesh state, was murdered on Mar 26.

Sharma, who received threats because of his stories on illegal sand mining, was driving on his motorbike to a gov't event when a truck veered into him and ran him over. cpj.org/data/people/sa…
Photojournalist Yaser Murtaja died on April 7 of injuries sustained the previous day while covering Gaza protests.

An IDF live round hit Murtaja in the abdomen, although he was wearing a bulletproof vest and helmet with clear "PRESS" insignia.

On Apr 12, it was confirmed that 3 members of a reporting team from @elcomerciocom--who were kidnapped on Mar 26 in northern Ecuador near Colombia border--were murdered:
Paúl Rivas, an award-winning photographer
Reporter Javier Ortega
Driver Efraín Segarra
#Yemen: Photographer and camera operator Abdullah al-Qadry, of @BelqeesTV, died from injuries sustained during a missile attack while covering clashes between government forces and the Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, in Bayda province. cpj.org/data/people/ab…
In Bluefields, #Nicaragua, journalist #ÁngelGahona was fatally shot on April 21 while covering protests against pension reforms that left at least 45 people dead over five days.

The journalist was reporting via Facebook Live when he was shot and killed.

Palestinian photojournalist Ahmed Abu Hussein died on April 25 from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering #Gaza protests.

Abu Hussein, second journalist to be killed by the IDF in 2018, was wearing a vest marked "PRESS".
TV reporter Abdul Manan Arghand was shot and killed by two unknown gunmen at approximately 9 a.m. on April 25 while driving to work in #Kandahar, #Afghanistan.

Arghand (30) had received threatening anonymous phones calls in relation to his reporting.
In one of the deadliest days on record for the media in Afghanistan and around the world, 9 journalists were among at least 25 people killed in a double suicide bomb attack in Kabul on Apr 30. These include Shah Marai, AFP chief photographer in the capital
Abadullah Hananzai (26) was among the 9 journalists killed in Kabul's double suicide bomb on Apr 30, Hananzai was about to celebrate his first wedding anniversary, #Afghanistan

(Photo courtesy @RFERL)
The names of the 9 journalists who were killed in #Kabul's double suicide bomb on April 30:

Shah Marai
Abadullah Hananzai
Sabawoon Kakar
Yar Mohammad Tokhi
Ghazi Rasooli
Nowroz Ali Rajabi
Saleem Talash
Ali Saleemi
Maharram Durrani

Ibrahim al-Munjar, a correspondent for the Syrian news website Sy24, was shot and killed in the city of Saida in the southern Syrian province of Daraa on the morning of May 17. cpj.org/data/people/ib…
Prominent journalist and Editor of @RisingKashmir Shujaat Bukhari (50) was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar as he was leaving for a meal.

Two police officers, who had been assigned to protect him after an attack in 2000, were also fired at. cpj.org/data/people/sh…
Radio journalist Jairo Sousa was murdered in Bragança, #Brazil, on June 21.

2 unidentified people on a motorcycle shot the journalist twice in the back around 5 am on June 21 as he arrived to the station where he hosted a daily program. cpj.org/data/people/ja…
In the afternoon of June 28, a gunman stormed into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, MD, and shot to death 5 employees, including 4 journalists, in a "targeted attack."

The gunman reportedly blocked the exit door so employees couldn't escape.
The Capital Gazette shooting on June 28 was the deadliest single attack on the media in recent U.S. history. Five people were murdered:

Gerald Fischman

Rob Hiaasen

John McNamara

Wendi Winters

Rebecca Smith
Journalist Mustafa Salamah, who worked for the pro-Bashar al-Assad government satellite channel Sama TV, died on July 16 after being injured covering clashes between the Syrian army and rebel groups in Quneitra province. cpj.org/data/people/mu…
On Jul 31, the bodies of 3 Russian journalists and a vehicle with bullet holes in it were found in Sibut, CAR. They were investigating private Russian mercenaries allegedly working in the country.

Aleksandr Rastorguyev
Orkhan Dzhemal
Kirill Radchenko

Musa Abdul Kareem, an editor and photojournalist for a local newspaper in Sabha, #Libya, was abducted by 2 masked men on the morning of July 31. He was found dead later that day.

Abdul Kareem's body had 13 bullet wounds and bore signs of torture. cpj.org/data/people/mu…
Syrian cameraperson and photojournalist Ahmed Azize, who worked for the pro-opposition Aleppo News Network, was killed on August 10 while covering Russian airstrikes on the town of Urum al-Kubra, 19 km (11.8 miles) southwest of the city of #Aleppo. cpj.org/data/people/ah…
.@TOLOnews TV reporter Samim Faramarz (seen here on the left) and cameraman Ramiz Ahmadi were killed in a double bombing attack on September 5 in #Kabul, #Afghanistan.

Faramarz had grappled with the nearness of death around him.

#Yemen: Radio engineer Omar Ezzi Mohammad was killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit the Ansar Allah-controlled Al-Maraweah Radio Broadcasting Center, in Hodeida Governorate.
On Sep 21, reporter Mario Leonel Gómez Sánchez was shot dead outside his home in Yajalón, a town in #Mexico's Chiapas state, at approximately 5 pm.

A detained suspect is a member of a drug trafficking group that operates in Yajalón and surrounding area. cpj.org/data/people/ma…
On October 2, Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist #JamalKhashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to complete paperwork so he could get married, but he never emerged from the consulate alive.
Reporter Sohail Khan was shot and killed while driving in Haripur, in #Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on October 16.

Reports said that Khan received threats shortly after writing a story about the arrest of an alleged drug dealer. cpj.org/data/people/so…
Mohammad Salim Angaar, a cameraman with Radio Television Afghanistan, was fatally shot during an attack on the governor's compound in #Kandahar on October 18. Journalists are #NotATarget. cpj.org/data/people/mo…
Radio journalist Abdullahi Mire Hashi was gunned down by at least two men on October 27 in the town of Elisha Bihaya, #Somalia. He was shot after attending afternoon prayers at a mosque near his radio station.
Video journalist Achyutananda Sahu, who worked for a gov't-run broadcaster, was killed in Chhattisgarh, #India, on Oct 30, during a firefight between police and a Maoist militant group.

Type of death: Crossfire
Suspected source of fire: political group

Chandan Tiwari, a local reporter in Chatra, India, was abducted and badly beaten on October 29. Police said the reporter was found injured in a forest about 175 miles from Pathalgada, in Jharkhand. He succumbed to his injuries the next day. cpj.org/data/people/ch…
On Nov 23, journalists #RaedFares & Hamoud al-Jnaid were killed as they were on their way to cover a protest in Kafranbel, Syria.

In his last Facebook post on Oct 5, Fares posted a video of demonstrations calling for "the downfall of the regime."
At least 53 journalists have been killed in line of duty in 2018:

Afghanistan 13
Syria 9
India 5
Mexico 4
US 4
Yemen 3
Brazil 2
Colombia 2
Saudi Arabia 1
Libya 1
Nicaragua 1
Pakistan 1
Slovakia 1
Somalia 1

Explore CPJ's data: cpj.org/data/killed/20…
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