It’s Not Just Americans

With the death today of Steven Sotloff by ISIS, this is a small post to remind Americans that tragedies happen every day all over the world, but we rarely hear about it.

We heard about James Foley and Steven Sotloff, but there have been others killed and captured while covering wars, especially the Syrian Civil war these last 3 years.  After seeing this Tweet about Syrian journalist Bassam Raies killed 2 weeks ago, I wrote this on Twitter to remind everyone that it is not just American journalists being killed.

I also pointed to this list of conflicts worldwide, because while the media focuses currently on Ukraine, Syria, Gaza during the war (which continues out of the headlines) there are many conflicts never mentioned, or touched on once in a while.
All conflicts
Name Sort by thing Severity Sort by thing News Volume Sort by thing Volume Trend Sort by thing
Afghanistan high high low
Al Qaida – Arabian Peninsula low low med
Algeria – AQIM low low med
Angola – UNITA peace low low
Armenia-Azerbaijan: Nagorno-Karabakh low low low
Bahrain – unrest medium low med
Burundi – rebels peace low low
Cameroon – Bakassi low low low
Central African Republic low low med
Chad – rebels low low med
China – Xinjiang low low med
Colombia – FARC low low med
Congo – east medium low med
Congo – Enyele low low low
Egypt – protests high med low
Egypt – Sinai medium low high
Eritrea – Djibouti low low low
Ethiopia – Ogaden low low med
Georgia – Abkhazia low low low
Georgia – South Ossetia low low med
Haiti – election low low low
India – Assam low low med
India – Kashmir low low med
India – Naxalites low low low
Iran low high med
Iraq medium high med
Israel – Palestine medium high low
Ivory Coast medium low med
Koreas medium low med
Kyrgyzstan – unrest low low low
Lebanon – Hezbollah low low low
Liberia – post-civil-war peace low low
Libya – post-Qaddafi low high med
LRA medium low med
Madagascar low low low
Mexico – drug cartels high low low
Moldova – Transnistria low low med
Mozambique – Renamo low low med
Myanmar – Civil War medium low low
Myanmar – Pro Democracy Groups medium low low
Nepal – Maoists low low low
Niger Delta low med med
Nigeria – Boko Haram high high med
Northern Mali high low high
Pakistan – Balochistan low low low
Pakistan – Taliban high low low
Philippines – Abu Sayyaf low low med
Philippines – MNLF medium low low
Russia – Caucasus low low med
Senegal – Casamance low low low
Sierra Leone – RUF peace low low
Somalia high high med
Spain – ETA low low low
Sri Lanka Civil War low low low
Sudan – Darfur high low low
Sudan – south medium low low
Syria – civil war high low med
Thai separatists low low low
Thai unrest medium low med
Thailand – Cambodia: Preah Vihear Temple low low low
Tibet low low low
Turkey – PKK low low med
Ukraine – Russia high high med
US – Occupy movement peace low high
US – Police Brutality medium low med
Venezuela – protests medium low med
Western Sahara low low low
Yemen – rebellion high low med
Zimbabwe medium high med



List of journalists killed in Syria and Iraq, compiled by The Independent

A total of 39 professional journalists, 12 of them foreign members of the media, have been killed in connection with their work in Syria since the start of the conflict, according to Reporters Without Borders, while 22 professional journalists have been killed in Iraq in the same time.
These are the names of the professional journalists that have died in Syria since March 2011, and the 22 that have died in Iraq.

Syria
19 August 2014 – James Foley – American freelancer
21 June 2014 – Ahmed Hassan Abdel Latif – Egyptian cameraman for the Chinese press agency Xinhua
14 May 2014 – Mohamed Omar Al-Khatib – Moadamiya Media office
14 April 2014 – Mohamed Mantash – Lebanese cameraman at Al-Manar TV
14 April 2014 – Hamza Hajj Hassan – Lebanese journalist Al-Manar TV
9 March 2014 – Omar Abdelqader – Cameraman for Al-Mayadeen TV Channel
9 March 2014 – Ali Mustafa – Canadian – freelance journalist
20 February 2014 – Trad Muhamed Al-Zhuri – Media activist
20 February 2014 – Mouaz Muhi Eddin Al Khaled
9 January 2014 – Mohamed Abdul AlGhani Najjar – SNN
4 December 2013 – Yasser Faysal Al-Joumaili – Iraqi freelance cameraman
1 December 2013 – Bilal Ahmed Bilal – Director (Falasteen Al-Yom TV)
29 October 2013 – Mohamed Saeed – Correspondant – Al-Arabiya
11 October 2013 – Abdulhadi Qashit – Syrian journalist – Al-Baath/Al-Nour
20 August 2013 – Hadi Baghbani – Iranian, working for IRTVU
27 May 2013 – Yara Abbas – Journalist – Al-Ikhbariya TV
2 April 2013 – Abd Al-Rahim Kour Hassan (alias Mohammad AL-Ghazali) – Radio manager -Watan FM
24 February 2013 – Olivier Voisin – Free-lance photographer
25 January 2013 – Mohamed Abd Al-Rahman – Sport journalist for Syria News
18 January 2013 – Mohammed Al-Horani – Correspondant – Al Jazeera
17 January 2013 – Yves Debay – Journaliste – Assaut
4 January 2013 – Suhail Mahmoud Al-Ali – Journalist – Syrian State TV
21 December 2012 – Haydar Al-Soumoudi – Cameraman – Syrian State TV
4 December 2012 – Naji Assaad – Governmental newspaper Tishreen
21 November 2012 – Bassel Tawfiq Youssef – Syrian State TV
15 October 2012 – Hisham Moussali – Video editor for Syrian national television
10 October 2012 – Mohamed Al-Ashram – Cameraman pro-government Al-Ikhbariya TV
26 September 2012 – Maya Nasser – Press TV
16 September 2012 – Yusuf Ahmed Deeb – Journalist – Newspaper Liwaa Al-Fatih.
9 September 2012 – Tamer Al-Awam – Filmmaker and freelance journalist
22 August 2012 – Mossaab Mohamed Saeed Al-Odaallah – Tishreen
20 August 2012 – Mika Yamamoto – japanese journalist – Japan Press
11 August 2012 – Ali Abbas – Head of internal affairs at the government news agency SANA
3 August 2012 – Mohammad Saeed – Syrian national TV
14 July 2012 – Falah Taha – Iraqi freelance journalist
22 February 2012 – Marie Colvin – American journalist – Sunday Times
22 February 2012 – Rémi Ochlik – French journalist – IP3 Press
11 January 2012 – Gilles Jacquier – French journalist – France 2
2 January 2012 – Shoukri Ahmed Ratib Abu Bourghoul – Al-Thawra
Iraq
8 August 2014 – Leyla Yıldızhan, alias Deniz Firat – Kurdish reporter, Firat News Agency
16 June 2014 – Khaled Ali Hamada – Iraqi cameraman for Al-Ahad TV
20 January 2014 – Firas Mohammed Attiyah – Iraq- Freelance reporter – Fallujah TV
23 December 2013 – Raad Yassine Al-Badi – Directeur de l’information – Salaheddine TV
23 December 2013 – Wissan Al-Azzaoui – Présentatrice TV – Salaheddine TV
23 December 2013 – Jamal Abdel Nasser – Producteur – Salaheddine TV
23 December 2013 – Mohamed Ahmad Al-Khatib – Caméraman – Salaheddine TV
15 December 2013 – Nawras Al-Nouaimi – Iraqi TV presenter – Al Mosuliya TV
5 December 2013 – Kawa Germyani – Iraqi journalist – Editor in chief of Rayal Magazine – Correspondant for Awene newspaper
24 November 2013 – ’Alaa Edward Boutros – Cameraman – Nineveh Al-Ghad
24 October 2013 – Bachar Abdulqader Najm Al-Nouaïmi – Cameraman – Al-Mosuliya
5 October 2013 – Mohamed Karim Al-Badrani – Correspondant de Al-Sharqiya TV
5 October 2013 – Mohamed Al-Ghanem – Cameraman de Al-Sharqiya TV
17 November 2012 – Samir Sheikh Ali – “Al-Jamahir Al-Baghdadiya” editor in chief
14 November 2012 – Ziyad Tarek – Diyala TV
30 July 2012 – Ghazwan Anas – Sama Al-Mossoul TV presenter
2 April 2012 – Kamiran Salaheddin – Salahaddin TV
8 September 2011 – Hadi Al-Mahdi – Radio Demozy, Sumariya TV
21 June 2011 – Salem Alwan Al-Ghorabi – Afaq TV
8 April 2011 – Taha Al-‘Alawi – Al-Masar TV
29 March 2011 – Sabah Al-Bazi – Al-Arabiya, CNN, Reuters
29 March 2011 – Muammar Khadir Abdelwahad – Eye Media Agency
Ms Dollet added that while the number of professional journalists killed in Syria in the past three years is 39, there are 122 Syrian citizen journalists to have died in the same period of time.
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