Remembering the fallen journalists of 2013
In 2013, 70 journalists were killed for their profession, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Most deaths were located in the Middle East and North Africa region. The committee continues to investigate an additional 25 cases to determine if the journalists were killed because of their work.
The confirmed deaths included Édison Alberto Molina of Colombia, who reported on government corruption, and three reporters from Brazil.
Walgney Assis Carvalho covered police corruption and was shot at a restaurant. Rodrigo Neto, who also covered police corruption, died while getting into his car. Mafaldo Bezerra Goes critically reported on criminal groups and drug traffickers on the radio, and died at the hands of two gunmen.
Three cases from Mexico, two from Honduras and one each from Peru, Guatemala, Colombia and Brazil are being investigated by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The journalists' biographies can be found on the committee's website.
In 2012, 74 journalists were killed around the world. In 2013, 28 journalists were killed while covering conflict in Syria alone.