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Journalists in peril

Preliminary list of journalists who died in 2002

01.15.03

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The following is a list of journalists who died in the line of duty. 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 Susan Bennett, Newseum director of international exhibits, and Indira Williams, also at the Newseum. Bennett can be reached at sbennett@freedomforum.org. Williams can be reached at iwilliams@freedomforum.org.

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  • (Country in parentheses indicates the nationality of the journalist's news organization.)

    BAHRAIN
    Larry Greene, KCBS-TV (USA), in Bahrain, Sept. 6.

    BANGLADESH
    Harunur Rashid, Dainik Purbanchal (Bangladesh), in Bangladesh, March 2.

    BRAZIL
    Tim Lopes, TV Globo (Brazil), in Brazil, June 2.
    Domingos Sávio Brandão Lima Júnior, Folha do Estado (Brazil), in Brazil, Sept. 30.

    COLOMBIA
    Hector Sandoval, RCN Televisión (Colombia), in Colombia, April 11.
    Orlando Sierra Hernandez, La Patria (Colombia), in Colombia, Jan. 30.
    Efrain Alberto Varela Noriega, Radio Meridiano 70 (Colombia), in Colombia, June 28.

    INDIA
    Ram Chander Chaterpatti, Poora Sach (India), in India, Nov. 21.
    Paritosh Pandey, Jansatta Express (India), in India, April 14.

    KENYA
    Philippe Wamba, Africana.com (U.S.), in Kenya, Sept. 11.

    KUWAIT
    Patrick Bourrat, TF1 television (France), in Kuwait, Dec. 22.

    NEPAL
    Nava Raj Sharma, Kadam (Nepal), in Nepal, Aug. 13.

    PAKISTAN
    Daniel Pearl, The Wall Street Journal (USA), in Pakistan, reported Feb. 21.
    Shahid Ali Soomro, Kawish (Pakistan), in Pakistan, Oct. 20.

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    Ben Taumai, FM100 (Papua New Guinea), in Papua New Guinea, Dec. 14.

    PHILIPPINES
    Sonny Alcantara, Kokus (Philippines), in the Philippines, Aug. 22.
    Edgar Damalerio, Zamboanga Scribe and DXKP Radio (Philippines), in the Philippines, May 13.

    RUSSIA
    Igor Gareyev, Krasnoyarsk Regional Broadcasting Co. (Russia), in Russia, April 28.
    Valery Ivanov, Togliatti Review (Russia), in Russia, April 29.
    Sergei Kalinovsky, Moskovsky Komsomolets (Russia), in Russia; disappeared Dec. 14, 2001; body found April 1, 2002.
    Natalia Skryl, Nashe Vremya (Russia), in Russia, March 8.
    Natalya Pivovarova, 7 Channel (Russia), in Russia, April 28.
    Roddy Scott, free lance (Great Britain), in Russia (Ingushetia region), Sept. 26.
    Konstantin Stepanov, Segodnyashnyaya Gazeta (Russia), in Russia, April 28.

    UGANDA
    Jimmy Higenyi, journalism trainee, in Uganda, Jan. 12.

    UNITED STATES
    Robert I. Friedman, free lance, in the United States, July 9.
    David Gerdrum, KRTV (USA), in the United States, Jan. 12.
    Jennifer Hawkins, KRTV (USA), in the United States, Jan. 12.

    VENEZUELA
    Jorge Tortoza, 2001 (Venezuela), in Venezuela, April 11.

    WEST BANK
    Imad Abu Zahra, free lance, on the West Bank, July 12.
    Raffaele Ciriello, free lance (Italy), in West Bank, March 13.


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