Journalists & media staff killed list in 2013


18 April 2013

The female journalist for the Urumqi Evening News died in an accident while conducting iinterviews on a construction site in Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, according to media reports.  The management of the media outlet confirmed that the Ms Lu was accidentally crushed by a forklift at a site under a viaduct on Tuanjie Road around 11 am. Another colleague who was with her was also injured and taken to hospital for treatment.


28 May 2013

April 3 The 28 year-old reporter for Asia News International (ANI), was filming a snow clearing operation with two colleagues in the Rahla Nallah area when the accident took place. The crew had crossed a restricted area, which was unfit for vehicle use, to take shots. News reports said that a search and rescue operation to find the crew was hindered by heavy snowfall.Mukesh Kumar, a machine operator, and camera assistant Karan were later rescued. Source: Hill Post / IANS

22 September 2013

The Jalandhar-based reporter of the Hindustan Times newspaper died in a car accident when a truck overtook and hit the car he was travelling in alongside a police superintendent. The journalist died on the spot while the police officer sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. Media reports said that the accident happened in an area where the mafia groups are known to operate, raising the suspicion for foul rather than an accident. The victim had published a story on the sand mafia and the truck’s driver fled the scene. However, the police insisted on treating the incident as an accident. Source: Times of India


28 May 2013

February 24 The 30 year-old Canadian journalist was killed when the plane he was travelling in crashed near Mount Kenya. Dr Anthony King, the director of the Laikipia Wildlift Forum Trust Fund, who was piloting the plane also died. The two-seater aircraft’s owner, Pixcom, said that the crash was caused by poor weather condition. John Driftmier, 30, was shooting aerial footage for a documentary series called 'Dangerous Flights,' the Montreal-based film producer Pixcom said. The show tracks pilots who fly small private planes to various locations around the world, according to media reports.


02 August 2013

The three journalists , members of the IFJ affiliate in Nigeria, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) were killed in a road accident. Adolphous Okonkwo , of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Olatunde Ojenike of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and chairman of Radio Nigeria Ibadan Network Centre Chapel, as well as Afayat Odunsi of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), were killed in a road accident. ...


12 November 2013

The four journalists died while reporting on the typhoon "Yolanda" in Tacloban City , according to the National Union of Journalists (NUJP). In a Facebook post, NUJP chair Rowena Paraan said that " the list of media casualties is also building" along with the growing death toll from the tragedy. The deaths of Archie Globio and Malou Realino working for the Tacloban- based DyBR Apple Radio were confirmed. The area was one of the hard hit by the typhoon. Paraan also said that two other radio broadcasters of Aksyon Radyo Tacloban were killed. "The news that I have been dreading: that we have colleagues who have died from Yolanda's wrath. They are Allan Medina and Ronald Vinas of Aksyon Radyo Tacloban," Paraan wrote. ...

Republic of Serbia

30 October 2013

The cameraman for the Turkish state broadcaster TRT, Hasan Elmas died in a car crash, on the Belgrade-Niš highway, in Serbia. Four members of the TRT team, who were working on a documentary about Balkan music, were also injured in the accident. Hasan Elmas had begun his career in 1987 at TRT.


28 May 2013

February 8 The deputy head of programming at the Dubai-based Arabian Radio Network was killed in a boat collision while on assignment in the Seychelles. The network said Rebecca, a New Zealand national, died when the vessel she was aboard struck another boat in the Indian Ocean archipelago. Source:

South Africa

28 May 2013

January 22 The motorcycling correspondent for The Daily Telegraph , was killed in an accident during a new bike launch in South Africa. BMW said that Kevin was fatally injured in a motorcycle the accident in George town, 250 kilometres east of Cape Town. He had worked for 15 years as motorcycling correspondent for The Daily Telegraph. Source: The Daily Telegraph

United Kingdom

03 April 2013

The 27 – year old founder and editor of Novel , a magazine covering all aspects of England’s North East culture and presenter ‘The Weekend Starts Here Show’ on Radio Tyneside was found dead in in a boarded-up hostel on Westgate Road, New Castle, according to meda. Local media reports said that Halpin was making a documentary about sleeping rough on New Castle’s streets and had set himself a week long challenge to experience life of those who are homeless. While the cause of his death remains unclear, it is believed he might have died of hypothermia. The Met Office said that the lowest temperature recorded in New Castle early on 3 April was around -4.2C.

United States

18 June 2013

The leading American journalist and war correspondent was killed  in car crash in Los Angeles, his employer, news website BuzzFeed, has confirmed. His vehicle hit a tree and caught fire on Tuesday morning, according to US media report. The accident which killed Mr Hastings is thought to have occurred on Highland Avenue in the Hancock Park neighbourhood. Authorities confirmed a man had been killed in a car crash there on Tuesday morning, but would not confirm his identity.

01 January 2013

The photographer was killed after being hit by a vehicle while taking pictures of Justin Bieber's sports car, according to police sources in Los Angeles. Guerra was reportedly taking pictures of a Ferrari believed to belong to Justin Bieber on Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles when another vehicle travelling at a high speed hit and killed him. The singer later confirmed that he was not in the vehicle which was being driven by a friend at the time of the accident.