Journalists who risk their lives every single day in an effort to expose government corruption are often beaten, thrown into prison, and sometimes even murdered for what they report in the local newspaper and websites. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent group fighting to protect journalists and the freedom of press, a total of 764 journalists have been killed since 1992. Many of these have never been solved to this day. Here are ten journalists who died mysteriously.
Duong Trong Lam
Duong Trong Lam, a Vietnamese-American journalist living in California, made numerous enemies with his pro-communist newspaper. Lam’s paper lasted one year, then caused enough outrage to be shut down. Lam was fatally shot outside of his apartment.
Paul Guihard, a French journalist, was the only reporter during the American civil rights movement of the 1960s to be killed. He was stationed in New York at the time, but moved to Mississippi to cover the Ole Miss riot in 1962. It was here that he was killed in the chaos.