At least 1,337 journalists have been killed while covering the news since 1992. Their names form The #LastColumn logo. Each time a journalist is killed, their name will be added to the logo. #pressfreedom
In this thread, we share the final work of 24 journalists who were killed in line of duty since 1992. #LastColumn @CPJLastColumn
Marie Colvin’s #LastColumn was published on February 19, 2012. Three days later, she was killed alongside French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik when Syrian forces struck their makeshift press center in Homs, Syria.
“The scale of human tragedy in [Homs, Syria] is immense. The inhabitants are living in terror. Almost every family seems to have suffered the death or injury of a loved one.” Marie Colvin’s #LastColumn, published Feb 19, 2012. She was killed 3 days later.…
Lasantha Wickramatunga was murdered in Colombo, #SriLanka on Jan. 8, 2009, when a group of men on motorcycles forced Wickramatunga's car to the side of a busy street and beat him with iron bars and wooden poles. The journalist’s #LastColumn was published posthumously, on Jan. 11.
"I walked tall and bowed to no man. And I have not travelled this journey alone. Fellow journalists in other branches of the media walked with me: most of them are now dead, imprisoned without trial or exiled in far-off lands.” #LasanthaWickrematunga’s #LastColumn
On February 26, 2015, Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy and his wife, Rafida Ahmed Bonna, were leaving a book fair in #Dhaka, when assailants stabbed and hacked at them with sharp weapons in an attack that killed Roy.… #LastColumn #EndImpunity
“It all started with a book,” wrote Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy in his #LastColumn. “The death threats started flowing to my e-mail inbox on a regular basis.”

Roy was murdered in Dhaka on February 26, 2015. He was 42. #LastColumn #pressfreedom…
Chris Hondros, an acclaimed photographer who worked in conflict zones around the world, died from injuries suffered in an explosion in Misurata, Libya, on April 20, 2011. He was 41. #LastColumn

Photo left: Hondros stands in front of a burning building in Misurata on April 18. Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros stands in front of a burning building on April 18, 2011, in Misurata, Libya. Hondros, who was on assignment in Misrata, was killed on April 20, 2011, by a rocket-propelled grenade. (Katie Orlinsky via Getty)
Saudi journalist and @WashingtonPost columnist Jamal #Khashoggi was assassinated on October 2, 2018, shortly after entering his country’s consulate in #Istanbul, #Turkey. #LastColumn #JusticeForJamal
“The Arab world was ripe with hope during the spring of 2011. Journalists, academics and the general population were brimming with expectations of a bright and free Arab society within their respective countries,” wrote Khashoggi in his #LastColumn, published posthumously/Oct 17.
.@WSJ reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in #Karachi, #Pakistan, in January 2002 while researching a story on Al-Qaeda, and later beheaded. His #LastColumn was published on January 12, 2002.

#DanielPearl was 38 at the time.…
James Foley was kidnapped in November 2012. His car was intercepted while traveling in #Idlib province in northwest #Syria toward the border with #Turkey. Islamic State militants shared footage of his murder in August 2014. Foley's #LastColumn was published on October 16, 2012.
NPR photographer David Gilkey died on June 5, 2016, from severe burns when the convoy he was in came under attack in #Helmand province, #Afghanistan.… #LastColumn
These are some of the photographs of David Gilkey, of @NPR, who was killed in Marjah district, #Helmand province, #Afghanistan on June 5, 2016. #LastColumn

Beats covered: politics, war
Type of death: crossfire
Suspected source of fire: political group

Shujaat Bukhari, founding editor of @RisingKashmir, was assassinated outside his office on Jun 14, 2018. 2 police officers assigned to protect him after an attack in 2000 were also shot at.

#LastColumn titled "Fake news a concern for world of journalism":…
“While we need a journalism that interprets at the same time it is important to see that impartiality is the only saving tool,” wrote #ShujaatBukhari in his #LastColumn published in @RisingKashmir on June 9, 2018. Five days later, he was murdered outside his office. #pressfreedom
Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of @thewire_in, told @CPJAsia that #ShujaatBukhari “was the most sober, reliable, cautious, and objective of all national correspondents who were reporting #Kashmir.” #LastColumn #EndImpunity…
Renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya was found shot dead in her #Moscow apartment building on Oct. 7, 2006. Politkovskaya's reporting repeatedly drew the wrath of Russian authorities. She was threatened, jailed, forced into exile, and poisoned during her career. #LastColumn
“Honestly I am frightened of their hatred. I am frightened because sooner or later it will leave the fringes,” wrote #AnnaPolitkovskaya in her #LastColumn in 2006.

She was murdered in her #Moscow apartment building on October 7 of that year.…
Deyda Hydara, editor of The Point and a correspondent for @AFP & @RSF_inter, was murdered in Banjul, Gambia, on Dec 16, 2004. He was shot in the head and chest by unidentified assailants while he drove home from his office. Hydara’s #LastColumn was published posthumously on Dec18
2 days before the murder of journalist #DeydaHydara on Dec 16, 2004, the Gambian National Assembly passed 2 pieces of media legislation that Hydara and other local independent journalists opposed. One of the laws imposed lengthy jail terms for defamation and sedition. #LastColumn
Award-winning British photographer Tim Hetherington died in an explosion in Misurata, #Libya, on April 20, 2011. He was 40.… #LastColumn

These are some of Tim's photographs:
Tim Hetherington and U.S. journalist @sebastianjunger co-directed the 2010 Academy Award-nominated film #Restrepo, which documented the year they embedded with U.S. military in #Afghanistan. #LastColumn…
Unidentified assailants fired at journalist #GauriLankesh outside her home in #Bangalore, #India, on September 5, 2017. Lankesh published and edited a Kannada-language weekly covering communal violence and the caste system. #LastColumn
“Rebel forces attacked Sierra Leone Army (SLA) troops around the important crossroads town of Rogberi Junction early on Tuesday, but were driven off, the SLA commander at the scene said.” Kurt Schork reported in his last @reuters dispatch.

Schork was killed on May 24, 2000.
Around noon on May 15, 2017, assailants dragged Mexican investigative reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas out of his car outside Ríodoce, the newspaper he cofounded in #Culiacán, in 2003, and shot him at least 12 times. #LastColumn #EndImpunity
The #LastColumn by Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was published on May 15, 2017: the day of his murder. Valdez was a 2011 CPJ International Press Freedom Award (#IPFA) recipient.…
“I dedicate this award to the brave journalists, and to the children and youths who are living a slow death. I have preferred to give a face and a name to the victims... instead of counting deaths and reducing them to numbers” Javier Valdez Cárdenas #IPFA
Death threats against #JavierValdez Cárdenas in reprisal for his reporting on organized crime and corruption continued until his murder in #Culiacán, but he refused a life in exile or a life without journalism. "To die," he said "would be to stop writing."…
On April 4, 2014, @AP's photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, was shot dead by an Afghan police officer who walked up to her car in #Khost, and opened fire. AP’s Kathy Gannon was seriously wounded in the attack.… #LastColumn
A girl helps her brother down from a security barrier set up outside the Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in the eastern #Afghanistan city of Khost on Thursday, April 3, 2014, two days before the presidential elections. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) #LastColumn
Syed Saleem Shahzad, 40, vanished on May 29, 2011, after writing about alleged links between Al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Navy. His body was found on May 31, in a canal near Mandi Bahauddin town, about 75 miles south of the capital, Islamabad. #LastColumn…
The killing "of Osama bin Laden spurred al-Qaeda groups into developing a consensus for the attack in Karachi, in part as revenge for the death of their leader and also to deal a blow to Pakistan’s surveillance capacity against the Indian navy,” read Saleem Shahzad's #LastColumn.
“Elections are often more about passion than calculation,” wrote Gerald Fischman in his #LastColumn published in @capgaznews on June 27, 2018. One day later, a gunman stormed the Capital Gazette newsroom in #Annapolis, MD, and shot dead Fischman and four of his colleagues.
On Jun 28, 2018, 5 #CapitalGazette employees were murdered in the Annapolis, MD., newsroom. Their names are:

Gerald Fischman, editorial page editor
Rob Hiaasen, editor, columnist
John McNamara, sports writer
Wendi Winters, community correspondent
Rebecca Smith, sales assistant
Azerbaijani journalist Rafiq Taği was returning to his Baku home on Nov 19, 2011, when he heard an unidentified man running behind him. Without saying or taking anything, the man stabbed him 7 times

Taği died on Nov 23, 2011. His #LastColumn on @RadioAzadliq was dated Nov 10.
Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea of @LaJornada was murdered in Chihuahua, Mexico, on March 23, 2017. An unknown assailant shot Breach 8 times as she was leaving home in her car, with one of her three children. Her #LastColumn was published on March 14.
.@Annahar’s columnist Samir Qassir was killed when a bomb exploded under the driver's seat of his car in #Beirut on June 2, 2005. Qassir's murder prompted mass demonstrations in the Lebanese capital. #LastColumn…
#SamirQassir was threatened and harassed for his outspoken writing. In his newspaper column, Qassir, 45, criticized the Syrian government, its Lebanese allies, and #Syria's 29-year military and political presence in #Lebanon.… #LastColumn
Samir Qassir's #LastColumn was published on May 27, 2005. He was murdered on Jun 2.

Photo: @Annahar columnist and managing director Gebran Tueni, center, at a Jun 2005 memorial for Samir Qassir. Tueni was himself killed by a car bomb on Dec 12 of that year. (Reuters/Jamal Saidi)
Guillermo Cano Isaza was a prominent Colombian journalist who took a strong stand against the country's drug traffickers. It cost him his life. Cano was murdered at the entrance of @elespectador in #Bogotá on Dec. 17, 1986. His #LastColumn was published posthumously on Dec. 21.
Following the murder of journalist Guillermo Cano Isaza in 1986 in Bogotá, news outlets across Colombia declared a 24-hour news blackout, silencing the airwaves & leaving newsstands empty.@UNESCO created an annual #pressfreedom prize that bears Cano’s name…
On July 20, 2016, award-winning investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet was murdered when an explosive device detonated under the car he was driving in Kiev, #Ukraine. Sheremet, 44, was heading to the offices of @RadioVesti, where he hosted a morning show.
#PavelSheremet told Reuters in Oct. 2015 that he did not feel safe visiting #Moscow, where he had previously worked as a journalist. "I'm threatened often and given hints. Every time I go to Moscow, it's like I'm in a minefield.” #LastColumn…
Family and friends of #PavelSheremet told CPJ that in the weeks before his murder they noticed a change in the journalist’s behavior and said he appeared stressed.

Photo: Lyudmila Sheremet looks at photos of her son in her Minsk apartment (@ChristopherJM)…
CPJ's 1998 #IPFA honoree Pavel Sheremet was banned from traveling by #Belarus, but we had another plan: Deliver the award to him in #Minsk.

Sheremet’s #LastColumn was published on March 17, 2016. He was murdered a few months later, on July 20. #WhoKilledSheremet?
On Dec 28, 1989, Ian Parry, a 24-year old British photojournalist, was killed while on assignment for @thesundaytimes covering the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and the overthrow of communism. A plane carrying Parry home from #Romania was shot down. #LastColumn
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