Fallen Journalist Who Died In 2011

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Journalists in Peril

Preliminary list of journalists who died in 2011

The following is a list of journalists who died covering the news. The list has been compiled by Newseum staffers from information circulated by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the International Press Institute, the International Freedom of Expression Clearing House, Reporters Sans Frontières, the International Federation of Journalists, the Inter American Press Association, news stories and other sources.

This is a working list. Preliminary research indicates these journalists may be eligible for inclusion on the Freedom Forum’s Journalists Memorial. However, the question of why these journalists died has not been answered in all cases. Additional research and reporting will follow before final selections are made. Any information about the deaths of these and other journalists may be sent to Patty Rhule. Rhule can be reached atprhule@newseum.org.

AFGHANISTAN
Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, BBC (Great Britain), in AFGHANISTAN, July 28.

AUSTRALIA
John Bean, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (Australia), in AUSTRALIA, August 18.

Paul Lockyer, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (Australia), in AUSTRALIA, August 18.

BAHRAIN
Karim Fakhrawi, AL-WASAT, in BAHRAIN, April 12.

BRAZIL
Luciano Leitao Pedrosa, TV VITORIA, in BRAZIL, April 9.

Edinaldo Filgueira, JORNAL O SERRANO, in BRAZIL, June 15.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Kambale Musonia, Radio Communautaire de Libero Sud, in DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, June 21.

EGYPT
Ahmad Mohamed Mahmoud, AL-TAAWUN, in EGYPT, February 4.

EL SALVADOR
Alfredo Hurtado, CANAL 33, in EL SALVADOR, April 26.

GUATEMALA
Yensi Roberto Ordonez Galdamez, CHANNEL 14, in GUATEMALA, May 19.

HONDURAS
Hector Francisco Medina Polanco, OMEGA VISION, in HONDURAS, May 10.

INDIA
Umesh Rajput, NAI DUNIA, in INDIA, January 23.

Jyotirmoy Dey, MiD DAY, in INDIA, June 11.

IRAQ
Hilal Al-Ahmadi, FREELANCE, in IRAQ, February 17.

Mohamed Al-Hamdani, Al-ITIJAH, in IRAQ, February 24.

Muammar Khadir Abdelwahad, AL-AYN, in IRAQ, March 29.

Sabah Al-Bazi, AL-ARABIYA (United Arab Emirates), in IRAQ, March 29.

Taha Sanet Jaffar Al-Alawi, AL-MASAR, in IRAQ, April 8.

Alwan Al-Ghorabi, AFAQ, in IRAQ, June 21.

Hadi Al-Mahdi, RADIO DEMOZY, in IRAQ, September 8.

LIBYA
Ali Hassan Al Jaber, AL-JAZEERA (Qatar), in LIBYA, March 12.

Mohammed Al-Nabbous, LIBYA AL-HURRA TV, in LIBYA, March 19.

Anton Hammerl, FREELANCE, in LIBYA, April 5.

Tim Hetherington, Freelance, in LIBYA, April 20.

Chris Hondros, GETTY IMAGES, in LIBYA, April 20.

MEXICO
Luis Emanuel Ruiz Carrillo, LA PRENSA (Mexico), in MEXICO, March 25.

Noel Lopez Olguin, LA VERDAD DE JALTIPAN, in MEXICO, June 1.

Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco, NOTIVER, in MEXICO, June 20.

PAKISTAN
Wali Khan Babar, GEO TV, in PAKISTAN, January 13.

Nasrullah Khan Afridi, PAKISTAN TELEVISION CORPORATION (PTV), in PAKISTAN, May 10.

Syed Saleem Shahzad, ASIA TIMES ONLINE, in PAKISTAN, May 29.

Asfandyar Abid Naveed, AKHBAR-I-KHYBER, in PAKISTAN, June 11.

Shafiullah Khan, THE NEWS, in PAKISTAN, June 17.

PERU
Julio Castillo Narvaez, RADIO OLLANTAY, in PERU, May 3.

PHILIPPINES
Gerardo Ortega, RADIO MINDANAO NETWORK, in PHILIPPINES, January 24.

SIERRA LEONE
Ibrahim Foday, THE EXCLUSIVE, in SIERRA LEONE, June 12.

SOMALIA
Farah Hassan Sahal, RADIO SIMBA, in SOMALIA, August 4.

Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, BERNAMA TV, in SOMALIA, September 2.

THAILAND
Sornwichai Kongtannikul, RTA CHANNEL 5, in THAILAND, July 11.

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Jose Agustin Silvestre De Los Santos, LA VOZ DE LA VERDAD, in THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, August 2.

TUNISIA
Lucas Mebrouk Dolega, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY (Germany), in TUNISIA, January 17.

YEMEN
Jamal Al-Sharaabi, AL-MASDAR, in YEMEN, March 18.

Mohammad Al-Thulaya, Freelance, in YEMEN, March 18.

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