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UNESCO observatory of killed journalists

The UNESCO Observatory of Killed Journalists is a comprehensive database and interactive map reflecting information continuously gathered since 1993 on the killing of journalists and comprehensively since 2006.

It includes condemnations of killings by UNESCO’s Director-General and information on judicial enquiries provided by Member States, when permitted by them.

Learn more about the Director-General’s mandate to condemn killings of journalists here.

Total number of results: 1368

Name Gender Date killed Nationality Judicial enquiry status Country in which killed DG condemnation Member State response *
Robson Giorno Male 25/05/2019 Brazilian New request Brazil Link
Francisco Romero Male 16/05/2019 Mexican New request Mexico Link
Mauricio Lezama Rengifo Male 09/05/2019 Colombian New request Colombia Link
Ali Sher Rajpar Male 04/05/2019 Pakistani New request Pakistan Link
Telesforo Santiago Enriquez Male 02/05/2019 Mexican New request Mexico Link
Malik Amanullah Khan Male 30/04/2019 Pakistani New request Pakistan Link
Lyra McKee Female 18/04/2019 British New request United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Link
Omar Ivan Camacho Mascareno Male 24/03/2019 Mexican New request Mexico Link
Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez Male 17/03/2019 Honduran New request Honduras Link
Santiago Barroso Male 15/03/2019 Mexican New request Mexico Link
Sultan Mahmoud Khairkhwah Male 15/03/2019 Afghan New request Afghanistan Link
Jesus Eugenio Ramos Male 09/02/2019 Mexican New request Mexico Link
Rahimullah Rahmani Male 05/02/2019 Afghan New request Afghanistan Link
Shafiq Arya Male 05/02/2019 Afghan New request Afghanistan Link
Ziad Al-Sharabi Male 28/01/2019 Yemeni New request Yemen Link
Rafael Murua Manriquez Male 20/01/2019 Mexican New request Mexico Link
Mohamed Ben Khalifa Male 19/01/2019 Libyan New request Libya Link
Ahmed Hussein Suale Male 16/01/2019 Ghanaian New request Ghana Link
Samir Ali Hussein Shgara Male 10/01/2019 Iraqi New request Iraq Link
John Michael Decano Male 09/01/2019 Filipino New request Philippines Link
Javid Noori Male 05/01/2019 Afghan New request Afghanistan Link
Abdiqadir Hassan Yusuf Male 22/12/2018 Somali No Information Received So Far Somalia Link
Awil Dahir Salad Male 22/12/2018 Somali No Information Received So Far Somalia Link
Ibrahim Mohayadin Ahmed Male 22/12/2018 Somali No Information Received So Far Somalia Link
Mohamed Dubad Gajaow Male 22/12/2018 Somali No Information Received So Far Somalia Link
Noorul Hassan Male 03/12/2018 Pakistani No Information Received So Far Pakistan Link Link
Jesus Alejandro Marquez Jimenez Male 01/12/2018 Mexican No Information Received So Far Mexico Link
Hamoud Jneed Male 23/11/2018 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Raed Fares Male 23/11/2018 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Achyutananda Sahu Male 30/10/2018 Indian No Information Received So Far India Link