34 journalists killed in 2022
Killed: 18 in Mexico, 5 in Haiti, 2 in Colombia, 2 in Ecuador, 2 in Honduras,
1 in Brazil, 1 in Chile, 1 in Guatemala, 1 in Paraguay, 1 in United States
(updated Sept. 15, 2022)
Frantzsen Charles, FS NEWS reporter. Killed on September 11, 2022 in the Cité Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Tayson Lartigue, ran the Tijèn Jounalis page on Facebook, wrote about local and regional issues. Killed on September 11, 2022 in the Cité Soleil neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Humberto Andrés Coronel Godoy, reporter for Radio Amambay, in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, in the department of Amambay, Paraguay. Killed on September 6, 2022.
Jeff German, investigative reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, in the city of Las Vegas, in the state of Nevada, United States. Killed on September 2, 2022.
Dilia Contreras, director of the digital program La Bocina Col. Murdered, along with journalist Leiner Montero, on August 28, 2022, in the municipality of Fundación, in the department of Magdalena, Colombia.
Leiner Montero, director of the community radio station Sol Digital Stereo. Murdered, along with journalist Dilia Contreras, on August 28, 2022, in the municipality of Fundación, in the department of Magdalena, Colombia.
Fredid Román, columnist for the online news program La Realidad de Guerrero. Murdered on August 23, 2022, in the city of Chilpancingo, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.
Allan González, broadcaster of the radio program Switch 105.9 FM, in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Murdered on August 11, 2022 along with three other radio broadcasters.
Lino Flores, worked in the Promotions Area of Switch 105.9 FM, in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Murdered on August 11, 2022 along with three other people from the radio station.
Armando Guerrero, Operations Manager of Switch 105.9 FM, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Murdered on August 11, 2022 along with three other people from the radio station.
Alex Arriaga, bodyguard at Switch 105.9 FM, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Killed on August 11, 2022 along with three other people from the radio station.
Gerardo Delgado, owner manager of the digital media Ola Manta, in the city of Manta, province of Manabí, Ecuador. Assassination on August 10, 2022
Ernesto Méndez, news director of Tu Voz newspaper in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was also a businessman. Killed on August 2, 2022.
Mike Cabrera, ran his social networking site Nexo Digital in the city of Portoviejo, Manabí. Two assassins, who were riding a motorcycle, shot him six times. Killed on July 24, 2022.
Antonio de la Cruz, journalist at Expreso newspaper, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Killed on June 29, 2022.
Dominic (Dom) Phillips, British journalist, contributor to The Guardian newspaper. Disappeared and killed, presumably on June 5, 2022 in the Javari Valley, Amazonia, Brazil.
Ricardo Ávila, journalist and camera operator for Metro channel and radio station, Choluteca, Choluteca, Honduras. Attacked on May 25, died on May 29.
Francisca Sandoval, reporter for community channel TV Señal 3, La Victoria, Santiago, Chile. Shot in the head on May 1 while covering a march. She died on May 12, 2022.
Sheila Johana García Olivera, cameraman and reporter for the portal El Veraz. Killed on May 9, 2020, in Veracruz, Mexico.
Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi, director of the portal El Veraz. Killed on May 9, 2020, in Veracruz, Mexico.
Luis Enrique Ramírez, columnist for the newspaper El Debate. Kidnapped on May 4. His body was found on May 5 in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Armando Linares, director of the news portal Monitor Michoacán. Murdered on March 15, 2022 in the city of Zitácuaro, Michoacán state, Mexico.
Orlando Villanueva, director of Noticias del Puerto website. Murdered on March 15, 2022 in the city of Puerto Barrios, department of Guatemala.
Juan Carlos Muñiz, known as "Rigoberto" or "TX", police reporter for the Testigo Minero website and contributor to several radio stations. Murdered on March 4, 2022 in the city of Fresnillo, Zacatecas state, Mexico.
Jorge "el Choche" Camero, director of the portal El Informativo. Killed on February 24, 2022 in the city of Empalme, Sonora state, Mexico.
Maxihen Lazarre, photojournalist for the Rois des infos digital media group. Killed on February 23, 2022, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Heber López Vásquez, director of the RCP Noticias portal. Killed on February 10, 2022, in the port of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca state, Mexico.
Roberto Toledo, journalist, "Monitor Michoacán" news portal. Murdered January 31, 2022, in the city of Zitácuaro, Michoacán state, Mexico.
Lourdes Maldonado, reporter and host. She broadcast on Radio Sintoniza Sin Fronteras, and on social networks ran the program "Brebaje. Murdered on January 23, 2022, in the city of Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico.
Margarito Martínez, freelance photojournalist. Murdered on January 17, 2022, in the city of Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico.
José Luis Gamboa, editor of the online newspaper Inforegio. Killed on January 10, 2022, in the port of Veracruz, Veracruz state, Mexico.
Pablo Isabel Hernández Rivera, director and journalist of the community radio station Tenán 94.1 F.M, "La Voz Indígena Lenca". Killed on January 9, 2022, in the municipality of San Marcos de Caiquín, Lempira department, Honduras.
Wilguens Louissaint, contributor to various digital media. Killed on January 6, 2022, while covering a confrontation between gangs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Amady John Wesley, journalist for Radio Écoute FM. Killed on January 6, 2022, while covering a gang confrontation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The IAPA has officially recorded the murder of journalists since 1987. The lists formed in this section, set out by country and by year, they are based on semi-annual reports of press freedom, country by country, and only reflect those crimes cases that have been committed as a result of practice. These lists may vary if other nonprofessional causes linked to some of the cases listed determined