Deadliest Countries for Journalists

Each year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) publishes a list of journalists killed while on assignment. The following list does not include those who were killed in accidents, such as car or plane crashes, unless the accident was caused by hostile action. The following statistics indicate where the most deaths occurred from 1992 through Jan. 2014.

Country Number
of deaths,
1992–Jan. 2014
Iraq 162
Philippines 76
Syria 61
Algeria 60
Russia 56
Pakistan 53
Somalia 52
Colombia 45
India 32
Mexico 29
Brazil 27
Afghanistan 24
Turkey 21
Sri Lanka 19
Bosnia 19
Rwanda 17
Tajikistan 17
Sierra Leone 16
Bangladesh 14
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory 12
Circumstances: murder: 67%; crossfire in war: 20%; reporting in other dangerous circumstances: 13%. Demographic traits: female journalists: 6%; male journalists: 94%; print journalists: 51%; television journalists: 29%; radio journalists: 20%; Internet journalists: 9%.
Source: The Committee to Protect Journalists, www.cpj.org.

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