World Press Freedom Today

…is today and (sorry for the late notice) the names of 59 journalists who died while reporting in 2005 will be added to the Freedom Forum Journalists Memorial in Freedom Park today. (Their names when you click below)

From the release: “The memorial, located in Freedom Park, will pay tribute to 1,665 reporters, editors, photographers and broadcasters who died or were killed while on assignment. David Westin, president of ABC News, will speak at the 11 a.m. ceremony.”

For a list of all 1,665 reporters, visit www.newseum.org and select “Journalists Memorial.”

Our thoughts are with them all and their families, loved ones and colleagues today…like every day.


From the release:

“Each journalist is listed under the country in which he or she died. The journalists’ names are followed by the name of the organization for which they worked.

Azerbaijan
Elmar Huseynov, Monitor

Bangladesh
Sheikh Balaluddin, Sangram
Gautam Das, Samakal

Brazil
Jose Candido Amorim Pinto, Radio Comunitaria Alternativa

Colombia
Julio Harnando Palacios Sanchez, Radio Lemas

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Franck Kangundu, La Reference Plus

Ecuador
Julio Augusto Garcia Romero, La Bocina (of Chile)

Haiti
Abdias Jean, WKAT (of the United States)
Robenson Laraque, Tele Contact

India
Asim Nath, Aajkaal

Iraq
Ahmed Adam, Al-Mada
Rafed Mahmoud Said Al-Anbagy, Diyala TV
Khaled Al-Attar, Al-Iraqiya
Adnan Al-Bayati, Freelance
Ahmed Al-Rubai’i, Al-Sabah
Ahmed Wael Bakri, Al-Sharqiya
Fadhil Hazem Fadhil, Al-Hurriya
Fakher Haider, The New York Times (of the United States)
Mohammed Haroon, Nabdh Al-Shabab
Ahmed Jabbar Hashim, Al-Sabah
Maha Ibrahim, Baghdad TV
Saleh Ibrahim, Associated Press Television News (of the United States)
Ali Ibrahim Issa, Al-Hurriya
Hind Ismail, As-Saffir
Saman Abdullah Izzedine, Kirkuk TV
Waleed Khaled, Reuters (of the United Kingdom)
Abdul-Hussein Khazal, Al-Hurra
Najem Abed Khudair, Al-Mada
Firas Maadidi, As-Saffir
Hussam Hilal Sarsam, Kurdistan Television
Jerges Mahmood Mohamad Suleiman, Nineveh TV
Steven C. Vincent, Freelance (of the United States)
Raeda Wazzan, Nineveh TV

Lebanon
Samir Qassir, An-Nahar
Gebran Tueni, An-Nahar

Libya
Daif Al-Gahzal Al-Shuhaibi, Freelance

Mexico
Dolores Guadalupe Garcia Escamilla, Stereo 91 XHNOE
Raul Gibb Guerrero, La Opinion

Nepal
Maheshwar Pahari, Rastriya Swabhiman

Pakistan
Allah Noor, Avt Khyber
Amir Nowab, Associated Press Television News (of the United States)

Philippines
Philip Agustin, Starline Times Recorder
George Benaojan, DYBB
Klein Cantoneros, DXAA-FM
Marlene Garcia Esperat, Midland Review
Rolando Morales, DXMD
Robert Ramos, Katapat

Russia
Pavel Makeev, Puls Television
Magomedzagid Varisov, Novoye Delo

Serbia-Montenegro
Bardhyl Ajeti, Bota Sot

Sierra Leone
Harry Yansaneh, For Di People

Somalia
Duniya Muhyadin Nur, Capital Voice
Kate Peyton, BBC (of the United Kingdom)

Sri Lanka
Relangi Selvarajah, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
Dharmeratnam Sivaram, Daily Mirror

Thailand
Pongkiat Saetang, Had Yai Post

United States
Akilah Amapindi, Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (of Namibia)
Liz Ichizawa, The Town Common
Medford E. Logsdon, Newton Kansan