Murder

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America's Complicity in Evil: Barbarism on the High Seas
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of I...
And Then They Came For Me: Final Words from Lasantha Wickrematunge
Wickrematunge, Lasantha
Article
2009
An editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunge shortly before he was murdered on January 8, 2009, and published three days after his death.
Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism
Peppe, Matt
Article
2015
The US and UK target for assassination civilians that allegedly have a connection with ISIS. Such operations are performed without a trial. Peppe discusses how the governments of these countries justi...
Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2014
A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
Call Me Kuchu
Zouhall-Worrall, Malika; Fairfax, Katherine
Film/Video
2012
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while ...
The Capital Punishment Debate
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
The death penalty make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society.
Chiapas Murder Draws Criticism of Canadian Mining in Mexico
Bricker, Kristin
Article
2009
The recent murder of Chiapan anti-mining organizer Mariano Abarca Roblero has drawn sharp criticism of Canadian mining in Mexico.
Colombia - indigenous defender murdered in gold mining frenz
Article
2015
An indigenous leader in Colombia's 'gold belt' has been killed by unknown gunmen as tensions grow between indigenous communities and outside gold mining interests, many of them linked to illegal armed...
Conservationist murders threaten Costa Rica's eco-friendly reputation
Fendt, Lindsay
Article
2015
The murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Many worry activists will stay away if poache...
The court does not sympathize: The moral depravity of the Israeli legal system
Elhanan, Nurit Peled
Article
2009
The blood of Palestinians is cheap in this country. No one has ever been punished for killing Palestinians' children, adults, newborns, old people. The murderers are all walking among us, free and hap...
The Cover-Ups That Exploded
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2010
The Crimewave That Shames The World
Fisk, Robert
Article
2010
It's one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of 'honour'.
Discovery of mass graves highlights bloody scramble for Congo’s resources
Haywood, Eddie
Article
2017
Last week, a team with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights together with personnel from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) di...
Don't Blame the Media for the Charleston Murders
Featherstone, Liza
Article
2015
Featherstone argues that blaming the media for the Charleston Murders is an easy way to avoid doing any real thinking.
Drug War-Related Homicides In The US Average At Least 1,100 a Year: Full Extent of Carnage Unknowable Because US Government Doesn't Track Violent Crime Linked To The War On Drugs
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
The stubborn resistance against entertaining any other options beyond a fundamentalist adherence to prohibition for dealing with drug use in the United States is cloaked in an arrogant denial of the h...
Eyes With Legs
Dinh, Linh
Article
2010
In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace ...
Fighting Lynch Laws in America: Against The Current vol. 143
Meyer, Gerald
Article
2009
Rebecca Hill’s ambitious book highlights a major theme of American radical history. It brings together the history of labor defense campaigns with the concurrent movement to prevent the lynching of Af...
For every 1,000 people killed by police, one officer is convicted of a crime
Shaun, King
Article
2015
Out of thousands of people killed by police in the United States since 2005, only 11 officers have been convicted of any crimes.
From Klinghoffer to the Gaza Flotilla
Ridley, Yvonne
Article
2010
Under the Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 1988, it is an international crime for any person to seize or exercise control over a ship b...
Guatemala: Murders of Women Recall Counterinsurgency Techniques
Article
2009
The worst waves of brutal, unsolved murders of women in Latin America have been seen in Ciudad Juarez, on Mexico's northern border, where close to 400 killings have been reported since 1993, and Guate...
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity
Mandel, Michael
Book
2003
Michael Mandel offers a critical account of America's illegal wars and a war crimes system that has granted America's leaders an unjust and dangerous impunity, effectively encouraging their illegal wa...
How many more
Global Witness
Article
2015
New report shows killings of environmental activists are increasing, with indigenous communities hardest hit. Global Witness shines a spotlight on Honduras - the most dangerous country to be an enviro...
How they shot those campus bums: Review of The Truth About Kent State
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1973
How Ohio National Guard troops out to "get" campus radicals and teach them "what law and order is all about" shot down students at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, killing four and wounding nine ...
Journalists Killed since 1992
Article
2009
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of High-Tech Assassins
Cockburn, Andrew
Book
2015
History of drone warfare, a development in military technology that has its origins in long-buried secret programmes dating to US military interventions in Vietnam and Yugoslavia. Cockburn follows the...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
The Massacre and the Cover-Up
Freeman-Maloy, Dan
Article
2010
Without much stronger international pressure than the international community has applied to date, there is every reason to expect Israeli massacres to steadily become more severe, their PR rationales...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings
Lamb, Kate
Article
2016
Thousands of people have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible.
Police Violence Against Native People
Correia, David
Article
2015
In April 1974, three white high school students from Farmington, New Mexico murdered three Navajo men, Benjamin Benally, John Harvey, and David Ignacio. The brutal murders were nothing new in Farmingt...
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
Shot in the Back: Did the IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
In the Israeli commando assault on the Gaza aid flotilla, if victims were shot in the back or in the back of the head, then one is left really with only two possible conclusions: either the shooters, ...
They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders: Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders
Macaray, David
Article
2012
Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on ...
The Truth About Kent State: A Challenge to the American Conscience
Davies, Peter and The Board of Church and Society
Book
1973
An account of the murder of four students at Kent State University by National Guard troops.
What Does It Mean to Call Dylann Roof a 'Terrorist'?
Gupta, Arun
Article
2015
It would have been unfathomable a year ago for the phrase "white terrorism" to be used by the mainstream media. This shift in discourse is just one effect of the post-Ferguson moment in which there is...
When journalists forget that murder is murder
Fisk, Robert
Article
2001
When Israelis are involved, our moral compass, our ability to report the truth, dries up.
Who Killed Chea Vichea?
Cox, Bradley (Director)
Film/Video
2009
Chea Vichea served as president of Cambodia's garment workers' union until he was gunned down on the street in 2004. Filmed over four years, this film explores motives for Vichea's assassination and u...
With My Heart in Yambo
Restrepo, Maria Fernanda
Film/Video
2011
Twenty-four years ago director Fernanda Restrepo's two teenage brothers disappeared. A year later, the family finally learned the worst possible news: the brothers had been kidnapped, tortured and mur...

Sources Library

Another journalist murdered a month before general elections
Sources News Release
2013
The bullet-riddled body of Manuel Murillo Varela, a young freelance cameraman, was found in Tegucigalpa yesterday, exactly four months after journalist Anibal Barrow’s abduction and murder.
Another journalist murdered in Honduras, no end to violence in sight
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that community radio journalist Hernán Cruz Barnica was murdered near Dulce Nombre, a town in the western department of Copán, on the evening of 28 May.
Atheist blogger hacked to death with machetes in Dhaka, Bangladesh
2015
Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support freethinking values in the Muslim-majority nation...
Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
Brazilian deaths highlights need for safety training
INSI
2015
The dangers that journalists face is Brazil is old news. The most recent deaths of two reporters have once again shown the sire situation for media workers in the South American country.
Charleston Massacre Media Coverage: Recognizing the Crime, Downplaying the Causes
Norton, Ben
2015
Dylann Roof is a white male who killed nine people; targeting African Americans. Elliot Rodger was a white male who killed six people; targeting women. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (The Boston Bomber) is a non-w...
Community radio host's 12-year-old son killed in shooting
Sources News Release
2014
The son of radio La Calentana Mexiquense's founder and presenter, Indalecio Bentez Mondragon, was killed on the night of 1 August when masked gunmen fired on Benez's car at the entrance to the communi...
Detained journalist murdered by Burmese Army
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of missing journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burmese Army earlier this month.
First Journalist Killed in 2014: IFJ Condemns Murder of Pakistan Journalist Shan Dahar
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists has called on authorities in Pakistan to carry out an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Shan Dahar (Odhor) in the Badha area of the coun...
Forty years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Balibo Five in East Ti...
Getting Away With Murder 2009
Sources News Release
2009
The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index
Getting Away with Murder 2009
CPJ#s Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free.
2009
The already murderous conditions for the press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity Index, a li...
IFEX members call for protection for women journalists and activists to mark day against violence
Sources News Release
2009
40 IFEX members are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, 25 November, with a joint call for action.
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Calls for Inquiry Into Lasantha's Murder
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the widow of Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge in calling on Sri Lanka's power-holders to take immediate action to conduct a full, fa...
IFJ Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia
Sources News Release
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Condemns Alarming Levels of Violence against Journalists in Latin America after Murders in Guatemala and Colombia.
IFJ Condemns Killings of Media Staff in Shocking Attack on French Magazine Charlie Hebdo' Office in Paris
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today joined its French affiliates -- SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT -- in condemning the shooting that has taken place today at the offices of the French sati...
IFJ Condemns Murder of Turkish Editor
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists and its European regional group, the European Federation of Journalists, today condemned the killing of Cihan Hayirsevener, the editor-in-chief of a newspap...
IFJ Condemns Murders of Journalists in Mexico
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists today said impunity which is fueling violence against journalists has reached intolerable levels in Mexico after two more journalists were murdered in a sin...
IFJ Condemns Spate of Journalists' Murders in Honduras
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today expressed fresh concern over the media crisis in Honduras following three murders in two weeks targeting media.
The IFJ condemns the brutal murder of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo, from Veracruz
Sources News Release
2015
Moises Sanchez Cerezo, editor of La Union, was found killed after 24 days without news of his whereabouts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Mexican authorities to solve all ...
IFJ Marks 'End of Deadly Decade' With Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2009
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on journalists and media workers who died in the exercise of journalism in 2009. The report provides detailed information of m...
IFJ Marks Fourth Anniversary of Anna Politkovskaya Murder by Call for Justice
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today marked the fourth anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya by urging the Russian authorities to ensure justice f...
IFJ & SEAJU call for investigation into journalist murder in Myanmar
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a journalist detained by the Burmese Ar...
Impunity and "Callous Indifference" Remain Threats as New Wave of Media Killings Wipes out Optimism
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on the killings of journalists in 2008 with a warning that 2009 could be the deadliest year yet for journalists.
In Brad Will killing, report fuels questions, controversy
Campbell, Monica
2009
Continuing questions about journalist's murder in Oaxaca in 2006.
Investigative Journalist found beheaded in Minas Gerais
2015
A journalist who was investigating child prostitution and drug trafficking in Brazil has been found murdered.
Kurdish paper distributor gunned down in southeastern Turkey
Sources News Release
2014
Kadri Bagdu's death follows a week of violent rioting sparked by fighting in a Kurdish city near the Syrian border
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
2012
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
Mastermind behind murder of human rights lawyer, journalist, sentenced to life in prison
Committee to Protect Journalists
2015
The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing to life in prison today of a Russian nationalist leader in connection with the 2009 fatal attack on human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov,...
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
2009
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
Sources News Release
2009
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
Sources News Release
2009
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.
Murderers of Paraguayan Journalist, Pablo Medina Velasquez, Must Be Punished
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation has joined its regional group, the Federation of Journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean (FEPALC), to express its deep shock at the murder of Paraguayan journalist,...
Nepalese journalist and women's rights activist brutally murdered
Sources News Release
2009
Uma Singh, a Nepalese journalist and human rights activist who worked for the Janakpur Today Daily and Radio Today FM was brutually murdered on January 11.
Newspaper editor gunned down on Benghazi street
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders condemns in the strongest terms newspaper editor Muftah Bu Zeid's murder in Benghazi. Gunmen in a car shot Zeid three times in the head and abdomen shortly after he got out o...
Radio host's murder highlights dangers for journalists
Sources News Release
2013
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened by radio journalist Joash Dignos' targeted killing in Valencia City, on the southern island of Mindanao.
Reporter shot dead while investigating illegal logging
Sources News Release
2014
Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested.
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...
Somalia: Director of HornAfrik radio murdered in Mogadishu
Sources News Release
2009
The director of Somalia's HornAfrik radio, Said Tahlil, has been shot dead in the capitalâ##s market district of Bakara. His murder comes 16 months after the radioâ##s former director, Ali Imam Sharma...
Sri Lanka to reopen investigation into 2009 murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge
Sources News Release
2015
Wickrematunge, the founder and editor of The Sunday Leader, was assassinated in January 8, 2009. According to reports, the new Sri Lankan government decided to reopen the investigation.
39 years on and still no justice for Balibo Five
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) expressing strong concern that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) hasn’t yet as...
TV presenter slaughtered in Bangladesh
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) deplore the slaughter murder of a television host in Dhaka on Wednesday night, August 27.
Twelve journalists killed on Mindanao island in "dark day for press freedom"
Sources News Release
2009
At least 12 journalists were killed today in Maguindanao province, Philippines, by armed men, including two policemen, linked to the provinces governor. More than 30 other people were murdered.
2009 Leaves One of Worst Records for Targeted Killings of Journalists, Says IFJ
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for more action from governments and the United Nations to protect media as it announced a grim total of 137 journalists and media person...
Woman journalist found with throat cut in southern Libya
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Naseeb Miloud Karfana, a TV journalist based in the southern city of Sabha, was murdered on 29 May.
World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and de...
A year after James Foley and Steven Sotloff murders, more awareness of risks
Mahoney, Robert
2015
Journalists who regularly cover violence are considered a hard-boiled bunch. But a year ago this month, even the toughest were crying. There was no emotional body armour to deflect the horror of the b...