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DateNameSexCountry KilledOrganizationNationalityMediumJobCoverageFreelanceLocal/ForeignSource of FireType of DeathImpunity (for Murder)Taken CaptiveThreatenedTortured
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November 23, 2011Rafiq TagiMaleAzerbaijanFreelanceAzerbaijanRadioInternet ReporterCulture, PoliticsYesLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesNoYesNo
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November 19 or 20, 2011Ferzat JarbanMaleSyriaFreelanceSyriaTelevisionCamera OperatorPoliticsYesLocalGovernment OfficialsDangerous Assignment
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November 6, 2011Gelson Domingos da SilvaMaleBrazilBandeirantes TVBrazilTelevisionCamera OperatorCrimeNoLocalUnknown FireCrossfire/Combat-RelatedYesNoNoNo
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NovemberJaved Naseer RindMalePakistanDaily TawarPakistanPrintColumnist, Editor, Print ReporterCrime, Human Rights, PoliticsNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesYesYesYes
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October 22, 2011Zakariya IsaMaleNigeriaNigeria Television AuthorityNigeriaTelevisionCamera OperatorNoLocalParamilitary GroupMurderYesNoNoNo
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October 9, 2011Wael MikhaelMaleEgyptAl-TareeqEgyptTelevisionCamera OperatorCulture, PoliticsYesLocalMilitary OfficialsDangerous Assignment
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October 7, 2011Faisal QureshiMalePakistanLondon PostPakistanRadioEditor, Internet ReporterPoliticsNoLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesNoYesYes
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September 24, 2011Maria Elizabeth Macías CastroFemaleMexicoFreelanceMexicoRadioInternet ReporterCrimeYesLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesNoNoYes
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September 24, 2011Phamon PhonphanitMaleThailandSue Samut AtyakamThailandPrintPrint ReporterCrimeNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous Assignment
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September 24, 2011Hassan al-WadhafMaleYemenArabic Media AgencyYemenTelevisionCamera OperatorPoliticsYesLocalParamilitary GroupDangerous AssignmentNo
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September 20, 2011Farhad TaqaddosiMaleAfghanistanPress TVIranTelevisionCamera OperatorPolitics, WarNoForeignPolitical GroupCrossfire/Combat-Related
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September 8, 2011Hadi al-MahdiMaleIraqfreelanceIraqRadioBroadcastCorruption, PoliticsYesLocalUnknown FireMurderYes
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September 8, 2011Pedro Alfonso Flores SilvaMalePeruChannel 6PeruTelevisionColumnistCorruption, PoliticsYesLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesNoYesNo
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September 2, 2011Noramfaizul MohdMaleSomaliaBernama TVMalaysiaTelevisionCamera OperatorHuman Rights, WarNoForeignMilitary OfficialsDangerous Assignment
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August 2, 2011José Agustín Silvestre de los SantosMaleDominican RepublicLa Voz de la Verdad, Caña TVDominicanPrint, TelevisionBroadcast, Print Reporter, PublisherCorruption, CrimeNoLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesYesYesNo
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July 28, 2011Ahmad Omaid KhpalwakMaleAfghanistanPajhwok Afghan News, BBCAfghanistanPrint, TelevisionBroadcast, PhotographerWarNoLocalMilitary OfficialsCrossfire/Combat-RelatedNoNoNo
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June 21, 2011Alwan al-GhorabiMaleIraqAfaqIraqTelevisionCamera OperatorPoliticsNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous Assignment
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June 17, 2011Shafiullah KhanMalePakistanThe NewsPakistanPrintPrint ReporterCrime, PoliticsNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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June 15, 2011Edinaldo FilgueiraMaleBrazilJornal o SerranoBrazilPrintEditor, PublisherPoliticsNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoYesNo
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June 13, 2011Romeo OleaMalePhilippinesDWEBPhilippinesRadioBroadcast, ColumnistCorruption, PoliticsNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoYesNo
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June 11, 2011Asfandyar KhanMalePakistanAkhbar-e-KhyberPakistanPrintPrint ReporterCrime, PoliticsNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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May 29 or 30, 2011Saleem ShahzadMalePakistanAsia Times OnlinePakistanRadioColumnist, Internet ReporterBusiness, Corruption, Politics, WarNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesYesYesYes
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May 10, 2011Nasrullah Khan AfridiMalePakistanKhyber News Agency, Pakistan Television, MashreqPakistanPrint, TelevisionBroadcast, Print ReporterYesLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoYesNo
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May 8, 2011Sylvain Gagnetau LagoMaleIvory CoastRadio YopougonIvory CoastTelevisionBroadcast, EditorPoliticsNoLocalMurderYesYesYesNo
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April 20, 2011Chris HondrosMaleLibyaGetty ImagesUSAPrint, RadioPhotographerWarNoForeignMilitary OfficialsCrossfire/Combat-Related
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April 20, 2011Tim HetheringtonMaleLibyaFreelanceUKPrint, TelevisionPhotographerWarYesForeignMilitary OfficialsCrossfire/Combat-Related
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April 12, 2011Karim FakhrawiMaleBahrainAl-WasatBahrainPrintPublisherHuman Rights, PoliticsYesLocalGovernment OfficialsDangerous Assignment
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April 9, 2011Zakariya Rashid Hassan al-AshiriMaleBahrainFreelanceEgyptRadioEditor, Internet ReporterBusiness, Culture, Human Rights, PoliticsYesLocalGovernment OfficialsDangerous Assignment
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April 5, 2011Anton HammerlMaleLibyaFreelanceSouth AfricaPrintPhotographerWarYesForeignMilitary OfficialsCrossfire/Combat-RelatedYesNoNo
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March 29, 2011Sabah al-BaziMaleIraqAl-ArabiyaIraqTelevisionBroadcastPoliticsNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous Assignment
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March 29, 2011Muammar Khadir AbdelwahadMaleIraqAl-AynIraqPrintPrint ReporterPoliticsNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous Assignment
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March 25, 2011Luis Emanuel Ruiz CarrilloMaleMexicoLa PrensaMexicoPrintPhotographerCultureNoLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesYesNoNo
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March 19, 2011Mohammed al-NabbousMaleLibyaLibya Al-Hurra TVLibyaRadioCamera Operator, Internet Reporter, PublisherWarYesLocalParamilitary GroupCrossfire/Combat-Related
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March 18, 2011Jamal al-SharaabiMaleYemenAl-MasdarYemenPrintPhotographerPoliticsNoLocalMilitary OfficialsDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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March 13, 2011Ali Hassan al-JaberMaleLibyaAl-JazeeraQatarTelevisionCamera OperatorWarNoForeignMilitary OfficialsCrossfire/Combat-Related
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March 2011Noel López OlguínMaleMexicoFreelanceMexicoPrintColumnist, PhotographerCrimeYesLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesYesNoNo
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February 24, 2011Mohamed al-HamdaniMaleIraqAl-Itijah IraqTelevisionBroadcastCultureNoLocalUnknown FireDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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February 4, 2011Ahmad Mohamed MahmoudMaleEgyptAl-Ta'awunEgyptPrintPrint ReporterPoliticsNoLocalUnknown FireDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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January 30, 2011Le Hoang HungMaleVietnamNguoi Lao DongVietnamPrintPrint ReporterCorruption, CrimeNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoYesNo
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January 24, 2011Gerardo OrtegaMalePhilippinesDWARPhilippinesRadioColumnistBusiness, Corruption, PoliticsNoLocalCriminal Group, Government OfficialsMurderYesNoYesNo
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January 17, 2011Lucas Mebrouk DolegaMaleTunisiaEuropean Pressphoto AgencyFrancePrint, RadioPhotographerPoliticsNoForeignMilitary OfficialsDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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January 13, 2011Wali Khan BabarMalePakistanGeo TVPakistanBroadcastNoLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesNoYesNo
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December 17, 2010Alfrets MirulewanMaleIndonesiaPelangi WeeklyIndonesiaPrintEditorCrimeNoLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesYesNoYes
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December 12, 2010Omar Rasim al-QaysiMaleIraqAl-Anbar TVIraqTelevisionBroadcastCulture, SportsNoLocalPolitical GroupCrossfire/Combat-Related
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December 6, 2010Pervez KhanMalePakistanWaqt TVPakistanTelevisionBroadcast, Camera OperatorPolitics, WarNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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December 6, 2010Abdul WahabMalePakistanExpress NewsPakistanTelevisionBroadcast, Camera OperatorPolitics, WarNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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November 5, 2010Carlos Alberto Guajardo RomeroMaleMexicoExpreso MatamorosMexicoPrintPrint ReporterCrimeNoLocalMilitary OfficialsDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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October 18, 2010Francisco Gomes de MedeirosMaleBrazilRadio CaicóBrazilRadio, RadioBroadcast, Editor, Internet ReporterCorruption, Crime, PoliticsNoLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesNoYesNo
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October 4, 2010Tahrir Kadhim JawadMaleIraqfreelanceIraqTelevisionCamera OperatorCulture, Politics, WarYesLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoNoNo
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September 16, 2010Luis Carlos SantiagoMaleMexicoEl DiarioMexicoPrintPhotographerCrime, Culture, Human Rights, PoliticsNoLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesNoYesNo
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September 14, 2010Misri KhanMalePakistanAusaf and MashriqPakistanPrintPrint ReporterCulture, Politics, WarYesLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesNoYesNo
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September 11, 2010Paul KiggunduMaleUgandaTOP Radio and TVUgandaRadio, TelevisionBroadcastCrimeYesLocalMob ViolenceMurderYesNoNoNo
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September 8, 2010Safa al-Din Abdel HamidMaleIraqAl-MosuliyaIraqTelevisionBroadcastCultureNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoNoNo
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September 7, 2010Riad al-SarayMaleIraqAl-IraqiyaIraqTelevisionBroadcastCultureNoLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesNoNoNo
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September 6, 2010Ejaz RaisaniMalePakistanSamaa TVPakistanTelevisionCamera OperatorPoliticsNoLocalCriminal Group, Mob ViolenceDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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September 5, 2010Alberto Graves ChakussangaMaleAngolaRadio DespertarAngolanRadioBroadcastPoliticsNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoYesNo
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September 3, 2010Aleh ByabeninMaleBelarusCharter 97BelarusRadioEditor, PublisherCorruption, PoliticsNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoYesNo
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August 24, 2010Barkhat AwaleMaleSomaliaHurma RadioSomaliaRadioEditorCulture, WarNoLocalUnknown FireCrossfire/Combat-Related
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August 21, 2010Ridwan SalamunMaleIndonesiaSun TVIndonesiaTelevisionBroadcastCultureYesLocalMob ViolenceMurderYesNoNoNo
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August 3, 2010Assaf Abu RahalMaleLebanonAl-AkhbarLebanonPrintPrint ReporterWarNoLocalMilitary OfficialsCrossfire/Combat-Related
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July 30, 2010Ardiansyah Matra'isMaleIndonesiaMerauke TVIndonesiaTelevisionBroadcastBusiness, Corruption, PoliticsNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesYesYesYes
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July 20, 2010Vijay Pratap SinghMaleIndiaIndian ExpressIndiaPrintPrint ReporterBusiness, PoliticsNoLocalPolitical GroupDangerous Assignment
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July 19, 2010Sokratis GioliasMaleGreeceThema 98.9, TroktikoGreeceRadio, RadioBroadcast, Internet ReporterCorruptionLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesNoNoNo
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June 26, 2010Jean-Léonard RugambageMaleRwandaUmuvugiziRwandaPrint, RadioEditor, Internet Reporter, Print ReporterPoliticsNoLocalGovernment Officials, Military OfficialsMurderYesNoYesNo
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June 24, 2010James P. HunterMaleAfghanistanFort Campbell Courier, U.S. military publicationsAmericanPrintPhotographer, Print ReporterWarNoForeignPolitical GroupCrossfire/Combat-RelatedNoNoNo
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June 16, 2010Joselito AgustinMalePhilippinesDZJCPhilippineRadioColumnistCorruption, PoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesNoYesNo
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June 14, 2010Desidario CamangyanMalePhilippinesSunrise FMPhilippineRadioColumnistCorruptionYesLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesNoYesNo
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May 28, 2010Ejazul HaqMalePakistanCity-42 TVPakistanTelevisionBroadcast, TechnicianWarNoLocalUnknown FireDangerous Assignment
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May 19, 2010Fabio PolenghiMaleThailandfreelanceItalyPrintPhotographerCulture, WarYesForeignUnknown FireDangerous Assignment
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May 9 or 10, 2010Ghulam Rasool BirhamaniMalePakistanDaily Sindhu Hyderabad PakistaniPrintPrint ReporterCultureNoLocalMob ViolenceMurderYesYesYesYes
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May 5, 2010Sardasht OsmanMaleIraqfreelanceIraqPrint, RadioInternet Reporter, Print ReporterCorruptionYesLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesYesYesNo
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May 4, 2010Sheikh Nur Mohamed AbkeyMaleSomaliaRadio MogadishuSomaliaRadioProducerCulture, WarNoLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesYesYesYes
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April 24, 2010Sunday Gyang BwedeMaleNigeriaThe Light BearerNigeriaPrintPrint ReporterCulture, PoliticsNoLocalMob ViolenceMurderYes
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April 24, 2010Nathan S. DabakMaleNigeriaThe Light BearerNigeriaPrintEditorCulture, PoliticsNoLocalMob ViolenceMurderYes
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April 22, 2010Germain Cyrille Ngota NgotaMaleCameroonCameroon ExpressCameroonPrintEditorCorruption, PoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsDangerous Assignment
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April 17, 2010Azamat Ali BangashMalePakistanSamaa TVPakistaniTelevisionBroadcast, Internet ReporterLocalPolitical GroupDangerous AssignmentNoNoNo
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April 16, 2010Malik ArifMalePakistanSamaa TVPakistaniTelevisionCamera OperatorNoLocalUnknown FireCrossfire/Combat-RelatedNoNoNo
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April 10, 2010Hiro MuramotoMaleThailandReutersJapanTelevision, RadioCamera OperatorPoliticsNoForeignUnknown FireDangerous Assignment
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March 19, 2010Clodomiro Castilla OspinoMaleColombiaEl Pulso del TiempoColombianPrintEditor, PublisherCorruption, Crime, Human Rights, PoliticsNoLocalUnknown FireMurderYesNoYesNo
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March 14, 2010Nahúm Palacios ArteagaMaleHondurasTV Channel 5HondurasTelevisionBroadcastCorruption, Crime, PoliticsNoLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesNoYesNo
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March 11, 2010David Meza MontesinosMaleHondurasRadio El Patio, Radio America, Channel 45HondurasRadio, TelevisionBroadcastCorruption, Crime, PoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesNoYesNo
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March 1, 2010Joseph Hernández OchoaMaleHondurasTV Channel 51HondurasTelevisionBroadcastCultureYesLocalPolitical GroupMurderYesNoNoNo
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February 13, 2010Muhammad al-Rabou'eMaleYemenAl-QahiraYemeniPrintPrint ReporterCorruptionNoLocalCriminal GroupMurderPartialNoYesNo
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January 10, 2010Rupert HamerMaleAfghanistanSunday MirrorBritishPrintPrint ReporterWarNoForeignPolitical GroupCrossfire/Combat-Related
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January 9, 2010Stanislas OclooMaleAngolaTélévision TogolaiseTogoTelevisionBroadcast, ColumnistSportsYesForeignPolitical GroupDangerous Assignment
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January 8, 2010Valentín Valdés EspinosaMaleMexicoZócalo de SaltilloMexicoPrintPrint ReporterCorruption, Crime, PoliticsNoLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesYesNoYes
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December 30, 2009Michelle LangFemaleAfghanistanCalgary Herald and Canwest News ServiceCanadaPrintPrint ReporterWarNoForeignPolitical GroupCrossfire/Combat-Related
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December 22, 2009Gennady Pavlyuk (Ibragim Rustambek)MaleKazakhstanBely ParokhodRussiaPrintEditorCorruptionNoForeignGovernment OfficialsMurderPartialNoNoNo
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December 19, 2009Cihan HayırsevenerMaleTurkeyGüney Marmara’da YaşamTurkeyPrintEditor, PublisherCorruptionNoLocalCriminal GroupMurderYesNoYesNo
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December 3, 2009Abdulkhafar AbdulkadirMaleSomaliafreelanceSomaliaPrintPhotographerCulture, WarYesLocalPolitical GroupCrossfire/Combat-Related
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December 3, 2009Mohamed AminMaleSomaliaRadio ShabelleSomaliaRadioBroadcastCulture, WarNoLocalPolitical GroupCrossfire/Combat-Related
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December 3, 2009Hassan ZubeyrMaleSomaliaAl-ArabiyaSomaliaTelevisionCamera OperatorCulture, WarNoLocalPolitical GroupCrossfire/Combat-Related
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November 23, 2009Henry AranetaMalePhilippinesDZRHPhilippineRadioBroadcastPoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesYesNoYes
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November 23, 2009Mark Gilbert ArriolaMalePhilippinesUNTVPhilippineTelevisionCamera OperatorPoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesYesNoYes
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November 23, 2009Rubello BatalunaMalePhilippinesGold Star DailyPhilippinePrintPrint ReporterPoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesYesNoYes
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November 23, 2009Arturo BetiaMalePhilippinesPeriodico IniPhilippinePrintPrint ReporterPoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesYesNoYes
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November 23, 2009Romeo Jimmy CabilloMalePhilippinesMidland ReviewPhilippinePrintPrint ReporterPoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesYesNoYes
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November 23, 2009Marites CablitasFemalePhilippinesNews Focus and DXDX PhilippinePrint, RadioBroadcast, Print ReporterPoliticsNoLocalGovernment OfficialsMurderYesYesNoYes
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