World Association of News Publishers

Journalists Killed in 2020

Journalists Killed in 2020

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Our organisation actively monitors the cases of media employees who pay the ultimate price in their efforts to bring us the news.

A way of honouring the courage and determination of men and women who lose their lives while reporting on conflicts, challenging governments or investigating corruption and crime, WAN-IFRA highlights the number of journalists who have been confirmed as killed in the line of duty or targeted because of their work. These figures are collated by the Committee to Protect Journalists and rely on a specific methodological approach, using terminology that helps in the analysis of each incident.

6 Journalists have been killed in 2020: (motive confirmed)


Abdul Nasser Haj Hamdan, Media Office in Binnish
20 February 2020, Syria

Abdiwali Ali Hassan, Freelance; Universal TV, Radio Kulmiye
16 February 2020, Somalia

Lourenço Veras, Pora News
12 February 2020, Paraguay

Amjad Anas Aktalati
4 February 2020, Syria

Ahmed Abdul Samad, Dijlah TV
10 January 2020, Iraq

Safaa Ghali, Dijlah TV
10 January 2020, Iraq


Source: CPJ

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Andrew Heslop


2020-03-03 15:58

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