16 Journalists Killed So Far in 2011

by Silvia Duarte    /  April 28, 2011  / No comments

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According to Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ), 16 Journalists have been killed in 2011 as of today in direct reprisal for their work. Some of them were killed in crossfire during combat situations or while carrying out a dangerous assignment such as coverage of a street protest.

Here are their names, the media outlet they worked for, when and where they died, and a link to their bios.

Chris Hondros, Getty Images
April 20, 2011, in Misurata, Libya

Tim Hetherington, Freelance
April 20, 2011, in Misurata, Libya

Karim Fakhrawi, Al-Wasat
April 12, 2011, in Manama, Bahrain

Zakariya Rashid Hassan al-Ashiri, Al-Dair
April 9, 2011, in Al-Dair, Bahrain

Sabah al-Bazi, Al-Arabiya
March 29, 2011, in Tikrit, Iraq

Muammar Khadir Abdelwahad, Al-Ayn
March 29, 2011, in Tikrit, Iraq

Luis Emanuel Ruiz Carrillo, La Prensa
March 25, 2011, in Monterrey, Mexico

Mohammed al-Nabbous, Libya Al-Hurra TV
March 19, 2011, in Benghazi, Libya

Jamal al-Sharaabi, Al-Masdar
March 18, 2011, in Sana’a, Yemen

Ali Hassan al-Jaber, Al-Jazeera
March 13, 2011, in an area near Benghazi, Libya

Mohamed al-Hamdani, Al-Itijah
February 24, 2011, in Ramadi, Iraq

Ahmad Mohamed Mahmoud, Al-Ta’awun
February 4, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt

Le Hoang Hung, Nguoi Lao Dong
January 30, 2011, in Tan An, Vietnam

Gerardo Ortega, DWAR
January 24, 2011, in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

Lucas Mebrouk Dolega, European Pressphoto Agency
January 17, 2011, in Tunis, Tunisia

Wali Khan Babar, Geo TV
January 13, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan

About the Author

Silvia Duarte is the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She came to Pittsburgh in 2007 with her partner writer-in-exile Horacio Castellanos.

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