Journalists are dying but why?

Published: Nov 02, 2017, 01:51 PM(IST)

The Fourth Estate is an important institution of the democracy but these names are showing another facet

Gauri Lankesh: Reason unknown

Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist, was shot to death by unknown assailants.

Gauri worked as an editor in Lankesh Patrikewas, she was a journalist-turned-activist from Bangalore, India.


Daniel Pearl: The braveheart

Daniel Pearl was a journalist for the Wall Street Journal with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists.

Terrorists even released the terrifying video of his slaughter, causing large-scale outrage and condemnation all over the world.

(Photograph:Zee News Network)

Sandeep Kothari: Killed by mafia

An Indian freelancer investigative crime journalist for the Nai Duniya was murdered in India for his brave step of exposing mafia culture.

He was investigating illegal mining and land grabbing in Madhya Pradesh, India.


Tim Lopes: Killed by drug traffcikers

Tim Lopes was a Brazilian investigative journalist and producer for the Brazilian television network Rede Globo. He was abducted, tortured and killed by drug traffickers.

At the time of his abduction, Tim was working on an investigative story in one of Rio?s slums where drug trafficking and child prostitution flourished.


Edgar Damalerio: Killed by corrupt politicians

Damalerio, the editor of the weekly newspaper Zamboanga Scribe and a commentator on DXKP radio station in Pagadian City, Philippines, was shot and killed.

A gunman shot Damalerio because of his investigation of corrupt politicians and police.


Mirwais Jalil: The Afghan hero

Mirwais Jalil was a stringer for the BBC World near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Jalil has been praised for his coverage of the Afghanistan civil war. He was kidnapped and murdered after receiving threats.


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