METHODOLOGY

For inclusion on CJFE's list, the individual's death must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The individual was reporting at the time of his/her death.
  • The individual worked for a media organization at the time of his/her death.
  • The individual's death can be reliably linked to a history of threats in retribution for his/her reporting.
  • The individual was targeted for his/her profession.
  • The individual died while in detention for his/her reporting.
  • The individual died in captivity after being kidnapped for his/her reporting.

See the interactive map of journalists killed in 2015.