The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has issued a report indicating that at least 100 journalists and media staff have been killed in 2016. The list was divided into targeted and cross fire killings and accidental deaths.
The victims cut across 20 different countries, which include:
Afghanistan – David Gilkey,( National Public Radio ), Yaqub Sharafat, (Radio Television Afghanistan , Seven media workers (Kaboora Production), Nematullah Zahir,( Kabul-based Ariana TV), Haji Mohammad Zubair Khaksar(Nangarhar TV)
Brazil – Maurício Campos Rosa (Photojournalist), João Miranda do Carmo (SAD Sin Censura), Joao Valdecir de Borba (Radio Difusora AM)
Democratic Republic of Congo – Marcel Lubala (Radiotélévision nationale congolasie )
Guatemala – Hamilton Hernández (TV presenter at Canal 5), Felipe David Munguía Jiménez (cameraman for Canal 21), Diego Salomón Esteban Gaspar (Radio Sembrador), Víctor Hugo Valdés Cardona (TV presenter at Chiquimula de Visión), Mario Roberto Salazar Barahona (Director Radio Estéreo Azúcar), Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López (Director of a local radio ‘Illusion’)
Guinea – El Hadj Mohamed Diallo (Guinée7 and Afrik)
India – Rajdeo Ranjan (Bureau Chief of Dainik Hindustan), Indradev Yadav (Local correspondent for Taaza TV), Dharmendra Singh (Correspondent from Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar), Kishore Dave (Bureau Chief of Jai Hind ), Tarun Mishra ( Bureau Chief of the Jan Sandesh Times)
Iraq – Ali Ghani ( Sound Engineer for Alahad TV ), Ali Resan ( Cameraman for Alsoumariya TV), Nabil Mohamed, Ahmed Al Hadidi (Worked for Mosulia TV) , Mustafa Said (Cameraman for Kurdistan TV, Wedat Hussein Ali ( Reporter for Roj News Agency ), Ahmed Hajr Oglo (Journalist Turkmen Eli TV channel) , Mohanmed Thabet al-Obeidi, Fadil al-Garaawi, Ali Mahmud ( Cameraman for Al-Ghadeer TV), Saif Tallal,(Correspondent Sharqiya TV)
Jordan – Nahed Hattar (Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar)
Libya – Abdelqadir Fassouk (Correspondent for Arraed television, Jeroen Oerlemans (Dutch photographer)
Mexico – Jesús Adrián Rodríguez Samaniego (Journalist for a local radio) , Anabel Flores Salazar, Pedro Tamayo Rosas (Journalist for El Piñero de la Cuenca newspaper and Al Calor Político website), Aurelio Cabrera Campos ( Director of El Gráfico de la Sierra) ,Zamira Esther Bautista ( Female reporter for El Mercurio and La Verdad newspapers )
Elidio Ramos Zárate (Reporter for El Sur newspaper) Marcos Hernández Bautista (Worked for broadcast newslets and Noticias Voz in Oaxaca,) Manuel Torres (Editor and founder of the web site Noticias MT) Francisco Pacheco Beltrán (Correspondent of El Sol de Acapulco and columnist of El Foro de Taxco newspapers)
Pakistan – Mehmood Khan, Shehzad Ahmed (Cameramen), Muhammad Umar (Correspondent of a local newspaper), Khurram Zaki (Editor of the website Let Us Build Pakistan), Mehboob Shah Afridi (Aaj TV journalist)
Peru – Hernán Choquepata Ordonez (Radio presented for La Ribereña)
Philippines – Alex Balcoba (Reporter for the People’s Brigada and officer of the Manilla Police District Press Corp), Elvis Ordaniza (Reporter for radio station dxWO Power99 FM)
Somalia – Sagal Salad Osman (Female journalist Radio Mogadishu), Abdiasis Mohamed Ali
Mahad Ali Mohamed (Journalist for Radio Codka Mudug)
South Sudan- Issac Vuni
Syria – Mohsen Khazaei (Reporter for Iran’s state television), Ibrahim al-Omar (Freelance journalist, who contributed to the Al-Jazeera Mubasher live channel), Mohammed Zaher al-Shurqat, Mustafa Mehemed (Kurdish TV repoorter for Ronahi TV), Khaled Issa (Photojournalist ),Majid Diran ( Freelance photojournalist )
Turkey – Rohat Aktaş (Editor and reporter from Azadiya Welat Newspaper), Mustafa Cambaz Photojournalist with the Turkish daily newspaper Yeni Şafak )
Ukraine – Pavel Sheremet (Journalist who worked for Ukrainska Pravda)
Venezuela- Ricardo Durán (Director of Venezuela TV and a member of the journalists’ organisation in Venezuela the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Prensa)
Yemen – Hashem Al Hamran (TV cameraman for Al Masirah, a Houthi-owned television channel)
Mohammed al-Yemeni (Freelance cameraman), Awaab al Zubayrei (Cameraman for Taiz News Network), Abdelkarim Al-Jarbani (Photographer), Mubarak al-Abadi (Correspondent for Suhail TV), Almigdad Mojalli (Yemeni freelance journalist), Abdullah Azizan (Correspondent of Mareb Press in Shabwa), Ahmed Shaibani (Cameraman for Yemen’s Shabab in Taiz )
Afghanistan recorded the highest death toll with 11, followed by Iraq (10), Mexico (9), Yeme (8), Syria (6), Guatemala (6), India (5), and Pakistan (4).
Victorino Chermon and 19 other Brazilian Journalists who died in the ill-fated plane crash near the Colombian city were among the list.
The other journalists who died in the plane crash are:
Rodrigo Santana Gonçalves (Fox Sports Brasil), Devair Paschoalon (Fox Sports Brasil), Lilacio Pereira Jr. (Fox Sports Brasil), Paulo Clement (Fox Sports Brasil), Mario Sergio (Fox Sports Brasil), Guilherme Marques (Globo), Ari de Araújo Jr. (Globo), Guilherme Laars (Globo), Giovane Klein Victória (RBS), Bruno Mauri da Silva (RBS), Djalma Araújo Neto (RBS), André Podiacki (RBS), Laion Espíndola (Globo Esporte), Renan Agnolin (Radio West Capital), Gelson Galiotto (Radio Super Conda), Douglas Dorneles (Radio de Chapecó), Fernando Schardong (Rádio Chapecó), Edson Ebeliny (Rádio Super Condá) and Jacir Biavatti (Rádio Vang FM).