Internationally, many journalists are killed all each year while gathering the news for us.
Two major organizations keep track of their deaths: the Committee To Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders. Both organizations have specific criteria governing the investigation and confirmation—as well as establishing motive—for each killing, including whether it occurred because of the journalistic activities of those killed. Both report their results annually.
In its annual report for 2014, the Committee to Protect Journalists, based in New York, identified 61 journalists whose deaths met their rigorous criteria. What follows is a brief summary, in chronological order, for each of those 61 journalists, with links to CPJ’s complete descriptions.