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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 *
Sayed Mehdi Hosaini Male 28/12/2017 Afghan No Information Received So Far Afghanistan Link
Gumaro Pérez Aguilando Male 19/12/2017 Mexican Ongoing/Unresolved Mexico Link
Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow Male 11/12/2017 Somali No Information Received So Far Somalia Link
Naveen Gupta Male 30/11/2017 Indian No Information Received So Far India Link
Sudip Dutta Bhaumik Male 21/11/2017 Indian No Information Received So Far India Link
Hussain Nazari Male 17/11/2017 Afghan No Information Received So Far Afghanistan Link
Ikechukwu Onubogu Male 15/11/2017 Nigerian Ongoing/Unresolved Nigeria Link Link, Link
Arkan Sharifi Male 30/10/2017 Iraqi No Information Received So Far Iraq Link
Quays al-Qadi Male 29/10/2017 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Christopher Iban Lozada Male 24/10/2017 Filipino Ongoing/Unresolved Philippines Link Link
Carlos Oveniel Lara Domínguez Male 23/10/2017 Honduran Ongoing/Unresolved Honduras Link
Daphne Caruana Galizia Female 16/10/2017 Maltese Ongoing/Unresolved Malta Link Link, Link
Ali Nur Siad-Ahmed Male 14/10/2017 Somali No Information Received So Far Somalia Link
Hawker Faisal Mohammed Male 13/10/2017 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Amanullah Haqiar Male 12/10/2017 Afghan Ongoing/Unresolved Afghanistan Link
Dilshan Ibash Female 12/10/2017 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Haroon Khan Male 12/10/2017 Pakistani No Information Received So Far Pakistan Link
Efigenia Vásquez Astudillo Female 08/10/2017 Colombian Ongoing/Unresolved Colombia Link
Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro Male 06/10/2017 Mexican No Information Received So Far Mexico Link
Hala Barakat Female 23/09/2017 Syrian Resolved Turkey Link
Orouba Barakat Female 22/09/2017 Syrian Resolved Turkey Link
Shantanu Bhowmick Male 20/09/2017 Indian No Information Received So Far India Link
Abdullahi Osman Moallim Male 13/09/2017 Somali No Information Received So Far Somalia Link
Carlos William Flores Male 13/09/2017 Honduran Ongoing/Unresolved Honduras Link
Gauri Lankesh Female 05/09/2017 Indian No Information Received So Far India Link
Christopher Allen Male 26/08/2017 American No Information Received So Far South Sudan Link
Cándido Ríos Vázquez Male 22/08/2017 Mexican Ongoing/Unresolved Mexico Link
Osama Nasr al-Zoabi Male 21/08/2017 Syrian No Information Received So Far Syrian Arab Republic Link
Kim Wall Female 10/08/2017 Swedish Resolved Denmark Link Link
Leo Diaz Male 07/08/2017 Filipino Ongoing/Unresolved Philippines Link Link