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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 *
Yar Mohammad Tokhi Male 30/04/2018 Afghan No Information Received So Far Afghanistan Link
Ahmad Shah Male 29/04/2018 Afghan No Information Received So Far Afghanistan Link
Abdul Manan Arghand Male 25/04/2018 Afghan No Information Received So Far Afghanistan Link
Ahmad Abu Hussain Male 25/04/2018 Palestinian Ongoing/Unresolved – Reported by Member State as killed by foreign actors beyond national jurisdiction Palestine Link Link
Ángel Eduardo Gahona Male 21/04/2018 Nicaraguan Ongoing/Unresolved Nicaragua Link
Tyron Brown Male 16/04/2018 Liberian No Information Received So Far Liberia Link
Maxim Borodin Male 15/04/2018 Russian Resolved Russian Federation Link Link
Karla Turcios Female 14/04/2018 Salvadoran Resolved El Salvador Link Link, Link
Abdullah Al Qadry Male 13/04/2018 Yemeni No Information Received So Far Yemen Link
Yaser Murtaja Male 07/04/2018 Palestinian Ongoing/Unresolved – Reported by Member State as killed by foreign actors beyond national jurisdiction Palestine Link Link
Zeeshan Ashraf Butt Male 27/03/2018 Pakistani No Information Received So Far Pakistan Link Link
Efrain Segarra Male 26/03/2018 Ecuadorian Ongoing/Unresolved Colombia Link
Javier Ortega Male 26/03/2018 Ecuadorian Ongoing/Unresolved Colombia Link
Paul Rivas Male 26/03/2018 Ecuadorian Ongoing/Unresolved Colombia Link
Sandeep Sharma Male 26/03/2018 Indian No Information Received So Far India Link
Naveen Nischal Male 25/03/2018 Indian No Information Received So Far India Link
Vijay Singh Male 25/03/2018 Indian No Information Received So Far India Link
Leobardo Vázquez Male 21/03/2018 Mexican Ongoing/Unresolved Mexico Link
Kamel abu al-Walid Male 19/03/2018 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Bashar Al-Attar Male 14/03/2018 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Anjum Munir Raja Male 01/03/2018 Pakistani No Information Received So Far Pakistan Link Link
Jan Kuciak Male 25/02/2018 Ongoing/Unresolved Slovakia Link Link
Abdul Rahman Ismael Yassin Male 20/02/2018 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Pamela Montenegro Female 05/02/2018 Mexican Ongoing/Unresolved Mexico Link
Luis Alfredo de León Miranda Male 02/02/2018 Guatemalan Ongoing/Unresolved Guatemala Link
Laurent Ángel Castillo Cifuentes Male 01/02/2018 Guatemalan Ongoing/Unresolved Guatemala Link
Mohammad Al-Qadasi Male 22/01/2018 Yemeni No Information Received So Far Yemen Link
Jefferson Pureza Lopes Male 17/01/2018 Brazilian New request Brazil Link Link
Ueliton Bayer Brizon Male 16/01/2018 Brazilian New request Brazil Link Link
Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez Male 13/01/2018 Mexican Ongoing/Unresolved Mexico Link