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.

CountryNumber
of deaths,
1992–May, 2015
Iraq166
Syria81
Philippines77
Algeria60
Russia56
Somalia56
Pakistan56
Colombia46
India34
Mexico32
Brazil31
Afghanistan27
Turkey20
Sri Lanka19
Bosnia19
Bangladesh17
Rwanda17
Tajikistan17
Sierra Leone16
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory16
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, www.cpj.org.