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. There have been 1,127 journalists killed since 1992.

Country Number
of deaths,
1992–May, 2015
Iraq 166
Syria 81
Philippines 77
Algeria 60
Russia 56
Somalia 56
Pakistan 56
Colombia 46
India 34
Mexico 32
Brazil 31
Afghanistan 27
Turkey 20
Sri Lanka 19
Bosnia 19
Bangladesh 17
Rwanda 17
Tajikistan 17
Sierra Leone 16
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory 16
Circumstances: murder: 66%; crossfire in war: 20%; reporting in other dangerous circumstances: 13%. Demographic traits: female journalists: 7%; male journalists: 93%; Broadcast reporter 25%; Camera Operator 14%; Columnist/Commentator 9%; Editor 15%; Photographer 10%; Internet reporter/writer 4%; Print reporter/writer 28%; Producer 5% ; Publisher/Owner 4%; Technician 2%.
Source: The Committee to Protect Journalists,

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