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So far, at least 1063 journalists died of Covid-19 in 74 countries, the 20 most affected countries:
Brazil 173, Peru 138, Mexico 93, India 63, Italy 51, Bangladesh 48, USA 47, Ecuador 45, Colombia 40, United Kingdom 28, Dominican Republic 27, Pakistan 25, Turkey 22, Iran 21, Panama 16, Russia 15, Spain 15, Venezuela 15, Bolivia 14, Ukraine 14.

Since the beginning of March 2020, the PEC has started a corona-ticker to pay tribute to the journalists killed by the Covid-19 around the world. Media workers have an important role to play in the fight against the virus, they have to inform about the spread of Covid-19. The safety of media workers is particularly at risk in this crisis because they must continue to provide information on the ground. A number of them died for lack of adequate protective measures when doing their job. The PEC requests early vaccinations for journalists on the frontlines. Our corona-ticker is designed to put names and faces to the numbers. The PEC team offers condolences to families and colleagues of the deceased.

13.04.2021. PEC press release. More than a thousand journalists have died from Covid-19 around the world // Comunicado de prensa de la PEC. Más de mil periodistas han muerto por la Covid-19 en todo el mundo // Communiqué de presse PEC. Plus d’un millier de journalistes sont morts du Covid-19 dans le monde

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13.04.2021. BRASIL. O jornalismo brasileiro perdeu uma das suas principais figuras. Morreu na noite desta segunda-feira, vítima de complicações da covid-19, o jornalista Aloy Jupiara (photo), aos 56 anos. Ele exercia o cargo de editor-chefe do jornal O DIA e é um dos autores de dois livros “Os porões da contravenção” e “Deus tenha misericórdia dessa nação”, todos escritos em parceria com o jornalista Chico Otavio. Recentemente, ele participou do documentário sobre Castor de Andrade.

11.04.2021. ARGENTINA. Mauro Viale (photo), considerado uno de los iconos del periodismo argentino, murió este domingo a los 73 años en una clínica de Buenos Aires donde había sido internado este sábado con coronavirus. La noticia ha conmocionado el mundo político y periodístico del país suramericano. Según informó Radio Rivadavia, uno de los medios en los que el veterano comunicador se desempeñaba en la actualidad, Viale había recibido el jueves pasado la primera dosis de la vacuna contra la covid-19, pero dos días después se conoció que tras tener síntomas compatibles con el virus se hizo un hisopado y dio positivo.

10.04.2021. GUATEMALA. Este sábado 10 de abril se confirmó que dos periodistas guatemaltecos perdieron la batalla contra el covid-19. Uno de los periodistas trabajaba de manera independiente en el Palacio Legislativo. Los dos periodistas que fallecieron son: José Antonio Castro, quien trabajaba en el Congreso de la Republica como reportero gráfico. Y el segundo es Amafredo Castellanos, quien laboró en varios medios de comunicación.

10.04.2021. BRASIL. Morre jornalista Fernando Ribeiro (photo), aos 56 anos, por complicações da Covid-19 Ele tinha experiência em segurança pública e já foi comentarista da TV Verdes Mares. Recentemente, mantinha um site próprio e apresentava o Plantão da Plus na rádio Plus FM.

10.04.2021. VENEZUELA. El Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Prensa informó sobre el fallecimiento del periodista Armando Monroy (photo), quien murió a consecuencia de complicaciones por la COVID-19 este 9 de abril en el estado Vargas. El periodista, de 33 años de edad, trabajador del portal Caraota Digital, trabajó también como productor de Radio Caracas Radio y comunicador corporativo en fundaciones.

10.04.2021. GUATEMALA. El productor del programa de televisión “Que Chilero” de TV Azteca Guatemala, Frisly Macario (photo), falleció este sábado, según usuarios de redes sociales y compañeros de este, a causa del Covid-19. Frisly Macario era productor del programa Que Chilero, transmitido por TV Azteca Guatemala.

10.04.2021. BANGLADESH. Journalist Hassan Shahriar (photo) died of COVID-19 at a city hospital on Saturday.  He was a former president of the National Press Club and former executive editor of Daily Ittefaq. He was 76. Shahriar is the 48th Bangladeshi journalist killed by the deadly virus.

09.04.2021. INDIA. Veteran Indian journalist Kapil Datta (photo), who was associated with the New Delhi based popular English daily Hindustan Times, passed away on 9 April after suffering from the novel corona virus infection related complications. Datta (65) was admitted at Vimhans hospital a few days back after testing positive for Covid-19 and developing breathlessness.

09.04.2021. BANGLADESH. Journalist Roman Shah Alam (photo) died of COVID-19 at Gazipur hospital on early Friday.  He was Gazipur correspondent of Daily Lakho Kanto. Roman is the 47th Bangladeshi journalist killed by the deadly virus. Roman was admitted to the hospital on April 1 after he tested positive for COVID-19.

08.04.2021. BRASIL. Morreu, nesta quarta-feira (7/4), a professora e jornalista Elizabeth Pazito Brandão (photo, 68 anos), em decorrência de complicações da covid-19. Beth estava internada há 11 dias, e, segundo amigos próximos, ela esperava autorização de algum familiar para passar por uma traqueostomia mas, após sofrer uma parada cardíaca, não resistiu e veio a óbito.

08.04.2021. COLOMBIA. El periodista deportivo Walberto Ahumedo (photo), oriundo del corregimiento de Pasacaballos, Cartagena, falleció tras estar internado desde hace más de nueve días en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Universitario del Caribe.

08.04.2021. PARAGUAY. Falleció causa del Covid el colega Óscar Escobar (photo), periodista de dilatada trayectoria en el periodismo televisivo. Paz en su tumba.

08.04.2021. VENEZUELA. Nos llega la lamentable noticia de la muerte, por Covid 19, del periodista tachirense Jorge Zambrano (photo), con quien compartimos en El Impulso de Barquisimeto. Falleció esta madrugada en Maturín.

08.04.2021. PERU. Después de haber permanecido internado en el hospital de EsSalud a la espera de una cama UCI desde hace una semana, falleció el periodista huaracino Martín Inchicaque Quiñones (photo) a consecuencia de la COVID al tener el 70% de sus pulmones dañados.

07.04.2021. PHILIPPINES. Nestor Torre (photo), a prominent writer, director and journalist, has passed away. He was 78. According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, where Torre worked as a longtime columnist, he died from complications caused by COVID-19 on Tuesday.

07.04.2021. JOURNALIST'S DAY IN BRAZIL. DIA DO JORNALISTA. Brasil lidera em jornalistas mortos por Covid e PEC cobra prioridade na vacina

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De acordo com levantamento elaborado pelo Departamento de Saúde da FENAJ, a partir de notícias e de acompanhamento pelos Sindicatos da categoria no país, 169 jornalistas morreram entre abril de 2020 e março de 2021. O dossiê também mostra que, em três meses de 2021, o número de mortes supera todo o ano de 2020, quando foram registradas 78 mortes de abril a dezembro. Este ano, são 86 vítimas, percentual 8,6% maior que no total de 2020. Leia mais em:


07.04.2021. BRASIL. A jornalista Regina Helena Lucas de Andrade (photo) faleceu vítima de Covid-19. Ela comunicou que estava com a doença no dia 24 de fevereiro em uma rede social. Quatro dias depois de testar positivo para Covid-19, foi internada no Hospital Dom Vicente Scherer, no complexo da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre. Regina era gaúcha natural de São Gabriel e tinha 59 anos. Se formou em jornalismo pela Ulbra e  trabalhou em lugares como o Correio do Povo e a Câmara de Vereadores de Porto Alegre.

06.04.2021. INDIA. India’s veteran journalist and academician Fatima Zakaria (85, photo)
succumbed to Covid-19 complications on 6 April 2021 at a private hospital in Aurangabad  of Maharashtra. She used to work for Mumbai’s Sunday Times. Honoured with prestigious Padma Shri award,  Ms Fatima was the wife of Maharashtra’s former minister and Islamic scholar Rafique Zakaria and mother of global media personality Fareed R. Zakaria.

06.04.2021. MEXICO. Falleció por Covid la periodista Adriana Tavira Garcia (photo). La Federación de Asociaciones de Periodistas Mexicanos, A.A. (FAPERMEX) y el Colegio Nacional de Licenciados en Periodismo (CONALIPE) con profunda pena participan el fallecimiento de su compañera y amiga Adriana Tavira Garcia, directora del periódico Impulso y Secretaria de Protección a Periodistas del Consejo Directivo de la Fapermex período 2019-2022.

06.04.2021. PERU. En la mañana de hoy, el conocido reportero gráfico del Diario “La República”, Reneyro Sandor Guerra Maza (photo), falleció víctima de la Covid-19 a sus 49 años de edad. El talentoso fotógrafo y periodista piurano, será recordado como una persona carismática, alegre y gentil, que siempre estuvo dispuesto a ayudar a quien lo necesitó en cada momento de su vida.

05.04.2021. INDIA. ANI (South Asia’s leading Multimedia News Agency) mourns the death of our colleague Sabaji Mohan Palkar (photo), a video journalist in Mumbai who fought a valiant battle against Covid, but succumbed yesterday. As a front-line worker, he brought to the world India’s fight against Covid.

05.04.2021. URUGUAY. Falleció Ángel Eduardo Ornella García (photo), de 64 años de edad; el reconocido docente y periodista era positivo a Covid-19. Ornella fue docente de Educación Moral y Cívica, en UTU y en el liceo local, llegando a ocupar el cargo de subdirector del Liceo “Álvaro Figueredo” de Pan de Azúcar. Supo cumplir también una destacada labor en el ámbito deportivo, siendo técnico de fútbol y dirigente de la Liga Zona Oeste de Fútbol, además de integrante del equipo deportivo de la radio local y en el último año, desempeñándose como periodista en medios gráficos.

05.04.2021. RUSSIA. Sports commentator Vladimir Gendlin (photo), who was 84 years old, died. Doctors call the cause of death pneumonia, but his son believes that his father actually had a coronavirus. He was a sports commentator, boxing expert. Twice became a laureate of the national television competition TEFI. Since the beginning of the 90s, he was the author of the "Big Ring" boxing program on NTV. Until 2016, he was the main commentator in boxing fights on NTV and on Channel One.

05.04.2021. MEXICO. El periodismo deportivo de Culiacán se encuentra de luto, tras el repentino fallecimiento de Félix Javier Moreno Hernández (photo), quien laborar por casi 20 años en El Sol de Sinaloa. Falleció la noche del domingo a los 55 años de edad, luego de complicarse su estado de salud a causa del Covid-19.

04.04.2021. BRASIL. O empresário e jornalista Hércules Dias (photo), 68 anos, morreu neste domingo (4) vítima da Covid. Ele tinha cerca de 50 anos de atuação no jornalismo em Goiás e Tocantins e era dono de portais de notícia nos dois estados. Conhecido pelos amigos como HD, Hércules trabalhou como radialista, cronista esportivo, repórter policial, repórter televisivo, assessor de comunicação. Ele passou por várias instituições públicas e privadas e colunista em diversos veículos ao longo da carreira.

04.04.2021. ECUADOR. El periodista y fundador del canal orense OK TV, Milton Serrano Valencia (photo), murió esta mañana a causa de la COVID-19, a la edad de 69 años. Su hijo, Milton Serrano Piedra, confirmó a Fundamedios el fallecimiento del reconocido periodista orense que fundó el primer canal de noticias en la provincia de El Oro, en el litoral sur del Ecuador.

04.04.2021. BRASIL. Três jornalistas catarinenses morreram vítimas da Covid-19 entre esta sexta-feira (2) e sábado (3): Ozias Alves Júnior (50), editor e fundador dos jornais Em Foco; Savas Apóstolo (39, photo), que trabalhou no Jornal Notícias do Dia; e Ney Padilha (77), um dos grandes nomes do rádio e do esporte no Estado.

03.04.2021. NIGERIA. The National Publicity Secretary for the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin (54, photo), is dead. Mr Odumakin, a public analyst, activist and politician, died of complications from coronavirus disease at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, on Saturday morning. He was employed by The Punch Newspaper as a reporter, and later joined The Guardian Newspapers. Mr Odumakin resigned from the Guardian in 1993 and established Effective Company Limited, a media and publishing company in partnership. Mr Odumakin, who was appointed the spokesman for the presidential campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011, later turned his back on Mr Buhari in 2015 when he supported the then outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan.

02.04.2021. BANGLADESH. Journalist Jagdish Chandra Ghosh (photo), a retired teacher from Faridpur and a senior member of the Faridpur Press Club, died of COVID-19 on April 2. He was 93. Locally he was known as Tarapada Sir. He breathed his last on Friday at 8:15 pm in the ICU of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital (BSMMC) in Faridpur.

02.04.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista e escritor Vilmar Berna (photo), de 64 anos, morreu hoje (2) vítima de complicações da Covid-19. Um dos pioneiros do jornalismo ambiental e consultar ambiental em Niterói e São Gonçalo, ele estava internado desde o último dia 20. Vilmar participou da fundação de várias organizações da sociedade civil dedicadas às lutas ambientais, entre as quais se destacam a Univerde, em 1980, em São Gonçalo; os Defensores da Terra, em 1984, na cidade do Rio de Janeiro; e a Rede Brasileira de Informação Ambiental (REBIA), em Niterói.

02.04.2021. PERU. El periodismo deportivo y el fútbol peruano están de luto. El reconocido periodista Carlos Enciso Pérez Palma (photo) falleció este jueves víctima del coronavirus, informó su familia. Enciso fue Jefe de Prensa de la Comisión Estados Unidos 94 y, posteriormente, jefe de prensa de la Asociación Deportiva de Fútbol Profesional (ADFP) por muchos años. Además, fue fundador de Ovación, junto al recordado Pocho Rospigliosi, y fue corresponsal del Perú en la revista El Gráfico de Argentina.

02.04.2021. COLOMBIA. El periodista Jaime Zamora Marín (photo) falleció este Jueves Santo, tras presentar complicaciones derivadas de la Covid-19 y estaba internado en uno de los centros de salud de Bogotá. El “Negro Zamora", como era llamado por sus amigos más cercanos, hizo un largo recorrrido por la radio colombiana desde Radio Sutatenza, pasando por Todelar hasta crear su propia  estación: Jazmar Estéreo en Villeta, Cundinamarca.

01.04.2021. BRASIL. Morreu, na tarde dessa quinta-feira (01/04), o jornalista alagoano Átila Viera (photo), de 41 anos. Ele estava internado no Hospital da Mulher, em Maceió, onde faleceu em decorrência de complicações causadas pela Covid-19.

01.04.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista, escritor, professor e médico veterinário Hermano de Melo, de 73 anos, morreu na noite desta quinta-feira (1º), em decorrência de complicações da covid-19. Hermano publicou artigos e crônicas nos jornais Correio do Estado, O Estado MS e escrevia sobre temas diversos, na área social, política e ecológica no blog “Liberdade, Liberdade”.

01.04.2021. MEXICO. Arturo González Orduño (photo), director de noticias y de televisión de Grupo Fórmula, perdió la vida la madrugada de este 1 de abril por complicaciones derivadas del virus del SARS-CoV-2. Grupo Fórmula lamentó el fallecimiento del periodista originario de la ciudad de Puebla, de 61 años de edad, a través de sus redes sociales.

01.04.2021. BRASIL. A jornalista Carla Carneiro (photo), de 48 anos, morreu na madrugada desta quarta-feira (31) em Uberaba vítima da Covid-19. A jornalista trabalhou na TV Integração por 16 anos. Atuou por quatro anos e meio em Uberaba e depois na unidade de Divinópolis, onde permaneceu até 2015.

01.04.2021. ECUADOR. El periodista ecuatoriano Pablo Aníbal Chávez murió a causa del virus de la COVID-19. El Comunicador, que nació en 1963, fue el conductor del programa “Buenas Tardes Pastaza”, que se transmitía de lunes a viernes por Radio Mokawa, 93.9 FM. Chávez se convierte en el segundo comunicador que muere en el ejercicio de sus funciones a causa de la COVID-19 durante el 2021.

01.04.2021. ARGENTINA. Esta madrugada falleció el fotoperiodista Adrián Lugones (photo), tras semanas de estar internado en el hospital Centro de Salud por las complicaciones derivadas del covid-19. El reportero gráfico actualmente trabajaba como corresponsal de la agencia Télam y era miembro de la Asociación de Reporteros Gráficos de la República Argentina (ARGRA). También colaboró con diversos medios locales.

31.03.2021. BRASIL. Morreu na tarde da última terça-feira (30), o jornalista e radialista, Kleber de Sousa Vieira (photo), aos 62 anos, vítima de complicações causadas pela Covid-19. Kleber foi professor na Universidade Estácio de Sá e atuou como jornalista nas rádios Bandeirantes AM 1360, Rádio O Dia, Brasil Rádio TV e na Rádio Fla. Atualmente trabalhava como repórter na Rádio Difusora de Petrópolis, na Região Serrana do Rio.

31.03.2021. BRASIL. João Batista Matos (Patriota) (photo), de 46 anos, morreu na manhã desta quarta-feira (31) em São Luís por complicações da Covid-19. Atualmente, o vereador era vice-líder do governo municipal na Câmara de São Luís. João Batista Matos era natural de São Luís e era formado em Rádio e TV pela Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA). Antes de atuar na vida política, ele trabalhou nos jornais "O Estado do Maranhão", "O Imparcial" e nas emissoras de rádio FM Esperança e Mirante AM.

31.03.2021. PARAGUAY. El periodista Gustavo Ramon Ayala (37) (photo) fallecio este mercolies a consecuencia de complicaciones por un cuadro de Covid-19 a Ciudad Del Este. Ayala ejercio el periodismo en varios medios de communicacion escritos, radiales y televisivos de la zona.

30.03.2021. BRASIL. Morreu na manhã desta terça-feira (30), após uma parada cardiorrespiratória, o jornalista Armando de Amorim Anache (photo), conhecido como Armandinho. Ele estava internado no CTI do Hospital da Cassems, em Corumbá, após ser infectado pela covid-19. Atualmente ele morava em Aquidauana onde comandava o site Pantanal News.

29.03.2021. INDIA. Pramod Srivastava (photo), 48, member of the Uttar Pradesh State Accredited Journalist Committee 2021, died on Saturday evening. Two days ago, he had tested positive and was admitted to KGMU on March 25 in a serious condition. Doctors said he died due to respiratory failure. At least six journalists, who took part in the elections that took place on March 21, have also tested positive, so far. One of them was admitted to SGPGIMS, late on Saturday evening. The state information department has arranged for a special Covid test camp for journalists on Sunday and has asked all those who participated in the elections, to get themselves tested.

29.03. BRASIL. Denilson Pinto (photo), de 53 anos, morreu por complicações da covid-19 nesta segunda-feira (29), na Capital. Ele é o terceiro profissional da imprensa de Campo Grande à perder a luta contra a doença. Com vasta experiência na reportagem e assessoria de imprensa, Denilson Pinto foi editor de jornais como o extinto Diário da Serra (1992/1993) e Correio do Estado (2001/2008).

- O jornalista Luiz Fernando Fedeger, de 78 anos, morreu nesta segunda-feira (29) por complicações da covid-19. Ele estava internado na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva do Hospital Nossa Senhora das Graças, em Curitiba. Luiz Fernando Fedeger trabalhou como narrador de futebol e era proprietário do semanário Impacto Paraná.

29.03.2021. BRASIL. A jornalista piauiense Rosenira Alves (photo) morreu, na tarde segunda-feira (29), vítima de complicações da covid-19, na cidade de Sao Luis. A informação foi confirmada pelo Sindicato dos Jornalistas Profissionais do Estado do Piauí (Sindjor/PI). Ela tinha 59 anos e estava internada há duas semanas em um hospital de São Luís. Atualmente, a jornalista estava trabalhando como colunista em um jornal do Maranhão.

28.03.2021. HONDURAS. Este domingo se informó del fallecimiento a causa de la COVID-19 del licenciado en periodismo, Francisco Orlando Rodríguez García (photo) en la capital hondureña. Francisco Orlando Rodríguez laboró por varios años como camarógrafo en el área de comunicación del Registro Nacional de las Personas (RNP). Al menos una decena de comunicadores sociales han muerto durante la pandemia de COVID-19 en Honduras.

28.03.2021. VENEZUELA. El popular presentador venezolano Dave Capella (photo) falleció este domingo a los 38 años de edad por complicaciones vinculadas a la covid-19, informó el canal Venevisión. “La gran familia de Venevisión, la junta directiva, personal ejecutivo y empleados cumplen con el penoso deber de comunicar el sensible fallecimiento de nuestro compañero de labores Dave Capella”, dijo el canal en un comunicado.

28.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista esportivo Paulo Stein (photo) morreu hoje (27), aos 73 anos, no Rio de Janeiro, por complicações decorrentes da covid-19. A informação foi divulgada pela Associação dos Cronistas Esportivos do Rio (Acerj), em sua página na rede social Facebook. Paulo Stein era uma referência no jornalismo esportivo e foi narrador e comentarista de emissoras como a TV Manchete e o SporTV.

27.03.2021. GUYANA. Communications specialist and journalist Namela Baynes-Henry (photo) died of COVID-19 on Thursday. Local media reported that the 63-year-old passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of the Infectious Diseases Hospital where she had been admitted after testing positive. The Guyana Press Association has extended its sympathy to Baynes-Henry’s family and loved ones. Henry was the founder of the First Look Morning Show and First Look News on Channel Nine.

27.03.2021. GUATEMALA. Fredy Rodas (photo), quien realizaba enlaces para Noti 7 desde Suchitepéquez falleció producto del covid-19. Carlitos Rodas, hijo del gran Periodista de Suchitepéquez Fredy Rodas, quien falleció a causa del Covid-19, agradece las muestras de solidaridad y cariño on Twitter. Promete continuar con el legado de su padre.

27.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista e advogado José Carlos Cataldi (photo) morreu aos 67 anos na tarde de ontem (26) vítima de complicações da covid-19. Cataldi foi um dos fundadores da emissora de rádio CBN e trabalhou por vários anos na Rádio Nacional. Também teve passagens pelas TVs Record, Manchete e Educativa.

26.03.2021. URUGUAY. Este jueves falleció el periodista deportivo, relator y comunicador Alberto Sonsol (photo) a los 63 años, a causa de COVID-19, informó Subrayado. Con casi cuatro décadas de carrera, Sonsol era una de las caras y voces más reconocidas del periodismo deportivo uruguayo. Actualmente era el relator principal de las transmisiones del fútbol uruguayo para la empresa Tenfield. Trabajaba también en Canal 10, donde conducía la sección deportiva de Subrayado, además de participar de otros programas de interés general y entretenimientos, y también era el conductor de “La Hora de los Deportes” en el canal estatal desde hace muchos años. A su vez, trabajaba en radio El Espectador, en los programas “Tuya y mía” y “Bien igual”.

26.03.2021. MOLDOVA. One of the founders of the Independent Press Association, editor-in-chief of the Rezinskaya newspaper Cuvantul, journalist Tudor Yaschenko (photo) has died. According to the director of the Center for Invetigative Journalism Cornelia Kozonak, Yaschenko «lost the battle with the virus».

26.03.2021. ITALIA. È morto Ezio Cartotto (photo). Aveva 77 anni, è deceduto nella notte tra giovedì 25 e venerdì 26 marzo dopo une decina di giorni di ricovero all’ospedale “Sacco” di Milano per Covid-19. Cartotto è stato un giornalista, uno scrittore, entrato nella Democrazia Cristiana si è occupato della formazione dei giovani del partito e per diversi anni ha diretto il settimanale della Dc milanese “Il popolo lombardo”.

26.03.2021. PAKISTAN. Two senior journalists of Pakistan died due to covid-19 today. The deceased, Sohail Abdul Nasir (left) and Johar Majeed (right), were working in different media organisation of Pakistan. Johar Majeed, a resident of Rawalpindi, was associated with Daily Ausaf. Sohail Abdul Nasir was associated with Daily Nawai Waqat.

25.03.2021. INDIA. Kailassinh Pardeshi (55, photo), who worked for Saamana, a Marathi daily newspaper owned by Maharashtra’s ruling political party Shiv Sena, succumbed to Covid-19 complications at a rural hospital in Jalgaon district on 25 March. He was taking medicines at home before admitting in the hospital. He was working for Saamana as a journalist since 1990.

25.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista José Alexandro de Oliveira (photo), conhecido como Sandro Oliveira, morreu por causa da Covid-19 na madrugada desta quinta-feira, 25, no Hospital da Mulher, em Maceió. Sandro tinha 42 anos. Formado em jornalismo pela Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Sandro foi diagramador da Gazeta de Alagoas entre os anos de 2006 e 2018. Ele também trabalhou em várias agências de publicidade.

25.03.2021. URUGUAY. El pasado miércoles, falleció el periodista agropecuario de Radio Cuareim de Artigas, Gabriel Couto (photo). Estaba internado en el CTI de Salto por Covid-19. Tenía tan solo 37 años. Varios mensajes se pueden ver leer en las redes sociales lamentando la pérdida de una gran persona y profesional, querido por todos.

25.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista paraibano Juarez Amaral (photo) morreu de Covid-19, aos 71 anos, na madrugada desta quinta-feira (25), em Campina Grande, no Agreste da Paraíba. Juarez foi o fundador do O Jornal de Verdade. Ele começou em 1985 na Rádio Caturité AM (hoje FM), depois, de 2003 a 2017, foi apresentado na Cidade Esperança AM e por último na Rádio Arapuan FM, onde saiu do ar ainda 2017.

24.03.2021. MEXICO. Alberto Ciurana (photo), presidente de Contenidos y Distribución de TV Azteca falleció a causa del COVID-19. Alberto Ciurana, quien hiciera gran carrera como ejecutivo en Televisa y TV Azteca, además de Univision, se desempeñaba desde 2017 como presidente de Contenidos y Distribución de TV Azteca. La industria de la televisión en México, así como una larga lista de famosos, unieron condolencias para la familia de Alberto Ciurana, quien falleciera la noche de este martes 23, a causa de complicaciones por COVID-19.

24.03.2021. KENYA. The media fraternity is mourning the death of veteran journalist Reuben Githinji (photo) who succumbed to Covid-19 complications on Wednesday. The Star newspaper reporter based in Embu died aged 52. According to his sister Grace Wacheke, the journalist passed on at 8.30am at the Murang'a Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

24.03.2021. BRASIL. Morreu nesta quarta-feira (24) o jornalista e radialista Helio Costa (photo), por complicações causadas pela covid-19. Ele estava internado há vários dias em um hospital de Curitiba. Segundo informações de familiares, o quadro clínico se agravou e ele não resistiu. Helio era morador de Colombo. Costa também era escritor e poeta.

23.03.2021. BANGLADESH. Weekly Narsindir Khobor news editor Tofazzal Hossain (photo) died COVID-19 like symptoms on Tuesday night. He was 53. The journalist breathed his last about 10:30 pm while on the way to go Dhaka for admitting hospital. Tofazzal Hossain, also office secretary of the Narsingdi Press Club got the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 25. He was suffering from a high fever and breathing-related complications for the last few days.

20.03.2021. MALI. Le journaliste Adam Thiam (photo), auteur pour de nombreux titres de presse dont Jeune Afrique, est mort du Covid-19 à 67 ans dans la nuit du 18 au 19 mars. Il était devenu le directeur de la communication à la présidence. Mais c’est surtout au Républicain, fondé par Tiebilé Dramé en 1992, qu’il exercera avec le plus de talent son métier de journaliste. Ses interventions dans les médias internationaux étaient scrutées, que ce soit sur RFI, la BBC, la Deutsche Welle ou Africable. Il en était de même pour ses enquêtes, telle celle qu’il avait menée sur l’affaire « Air Cocaïne ».

22.03.2021. VENEZUELA. Este 22 de marzo, recibimos con profundo pesar la noticia del fallecimiento en Maturin del respetado comunicador social, Gilberto López a la edad de 73 años, a consecuencia del Covid-19 en Monagas. Se le recuerda como exdirector de El Sol de Maturín, jefe de prensa de Aciem y de la Cámara Petrolera Capítulo Monagas.

22.03.2021. KENYA. Former Nation FM presenter and ex-Gina Din Communications managing director, Lorna Irungu-Macharia (photo), has passed away. She died at a city hospital where she had been admitted after contracting Covid-19. As a renown media personality, her name rekindles memories of popular 1990s TV game show Omo Pick-a-Box, the Vijana Tugutuke voting campaign and an upbeat, energetic and feisty young woman who was always ready to use her talents to champion a cause. Ms Irungu also hosted Club Kiboko for five years between 1994 and 1999, while also producing magazine show Maisha and a youth talk show dubbed Niaje. She later hosted State of The Nation, a radio show at then-Nation FM.

22.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista e memorialista, Anísio Gorayeb (photo), faleceu neste domingo (21) vítima da Covid-19. A morte do jornalista impactou cidadãos, órgãos públicos, entidades e personalidades em Rondônia e houve centenas de manifestações nas redes sociais.

22.05.2021. USA. Eric Spinato (photo), Top Booker for Fox Business, dies of coronavirus. Spinato was 52. Spinato most recently was senior head booker and story editor for Fox Business. He returned to Fox News in 2007 to help launch the business channel, having previously worked for CNN and MSNBC. He started at Fox News in 1998 on the Fox Files team and then went on to become senior producer and head booker.

22.03.2021. SPAIN. Jorge Lozano (photo, 70), catedrático de Periodismo de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) ha fallecido este lunes por covid-19 tras semanas de lucha contra el virus. Fue director del Grupo de Estudios de Semiótica de la Cultura, catedrático de Teoría de la Información en la UCM, exdirector de la Academia de Roma, secretario de redacción de la 'Revista Occidente' y profesor.

22.03.2021. BRASIL. Jornalista Rosivaldo Sena (photo) faleceu nesta segunda-feira (22), aos 65 anos, em decorrência de complicações da covid-19. Rosivaldo iniciou no jornalismo muito jovem, no extinto jornal O Estado de Mato Grosso, onde atuou como linotipista. Passou por todas as funções dentro do jornalismo, inclusive respondendo pela editoria geral do Jornal Diário de Cuiabá, onde foi ainda repórter policial, secretário de redação, entre outros.

22.03.2021. VENEZUELA. Fallecieron dos periodistas zulianas por coronavirus. El pasado domingo 21 de marzo falleció la periodista Yoleida Casanova y su hija, Phoenix Boemon, también comunicadora social institucional, debido a las secuelas del covid-19. Ambas trabajaban en comunicaciones institucionales en el estado Zulia, donde vivían.

22.03.2021. BRASIL. Taylor Luis Melha Abreu (photo), de apenas 26 anos, foi mais uma vítima da Covid-19 em Campo Bom. O jovem, que recentemente se formou em Jornalismo pela Universidade Feevale, teve uma marcante passagem pelo Jornal Repercussão, de Sapiranga. Taylor encerra uma dura batalha contra o Coronavírus, após um longo período de internação no Hospital Lauro Reus, sendo a vítima mais jovem registrada pela doença no município.

20.03.2021. ECUADOR. Este 20 de marzo de 2021, el periodista y gestor cultural quiteño, Pablo Rodríguez (photo), de 44 años de edad, falleció a causa de la COVID-19. Pablo Rodríguez, un profesional reconocido en el ámbito del rock ecuatoriano, inició su carrera en la radio, fue parte de varios programas radiales y en la prensa escrita como en el Diario El telégrafo, entre 1999 y 2000, y Rock y Metal de Últimas Noticias, entre 2003 y 2010. Trabajó para el Diario Hoy y como corresponsal desde Ecuador para la revista española Heavy Rock. Entre 2007 y 2011, condujo el programa “Hoy Music”, por TV Hoy.

19.03.2021. KENYA. Former NTV anchor Winnie Mukami (photo) has passed away after contracting Covid-19. She became a household name in 2003 when she began anchoring NTV News when the station was launched. She had started her career journey at KBC as a TV and radio current affairs presenter and producer where she worked for two years. In 2010, Ms Mukami left NTV after seven years to found her own public relations firm, Winners Frontiers International Limited, which she ran to date.

19.03.2021. USA. Pablo Sánchez (photo), longtime Washington correspondent and award-winning producer for Univision, dies of covid-19 at 75. Sánchez who lived in Bethesda (Maryland) died of complications from covid-19 on Feb 24. For many years, Sánchez was the co-host of Spanish-language medical call-in program called «Hablemos de Salud» aired weekly on the public broadcasting network MHz. He retired from Univision in 2019 and was producing a documentary about bullfighting (with the Washington Post).

18.03.2021. BRASIL. Morreu nesta quinta-feira (18/03), aos 39 anos, o jornalista iguaçuano Rafael Marinho (photo), diagnosticado com covid-19. O jornalista teve importante participação na imprensa da Baixada Fluminense nos últimos anos. Além de atuar na assessoria de diversos políticos e empresários da região, ele foi editor do Jornal Hora H, da página Baixada Viva Notícias e atualmente se dedicava ao portal De Olho em Nova Iguaçu, que havia fundado no final de 2020.

18.03.2021. TURKEY. Seçkin Türesay (photo), one of the veteran names of the Turkish press, died in Istanbul at the age of 77 due to the coronavirus. At Hürriyet Newspaper, he worked as Managing Director, Editor-in-Chief, General Publication Manager and Publication Coordinator. Türesay won the Journalist of the Year Award twice.

18.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Juliano Lantmann (photo), conhecido por cobrir o Londrina Esporte Clube (LEC), e que atualmente estava na Rádio Norte 100,3 FM, morreu nesta quinta-feira (18), aos 42 anos, em Jataizinho. Juliano estava infectado pela Covid-19 e vinha em recuperação, mas teria sofrido um infarto. O profissional, que passou pela Igapó FM e pela Rádio Alternativa FM, testou positivo para o novo coronavírus duas vezes nos últimos dois meses. Da primeira vez, em janeiro, e a segunda no último dia 9 de março.

16.03.2021. KENYA. Journalist Robin Njogu (photo) succumbed to COVID-19 related complications on Monday night after battling the disease for close a month at the Aga Khan Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit in Nairobi. The late Robin was the Managing Editor in charge of Radio at Royal Media Services (RMS). He started his journalism career at Capital FM before moving to Nation FM.

16.03.2021. PERU. Según el registro de la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas del Perú (ANP), 135 periodistas murieron por covid en un año. De los fallecidos por covid, 61 se contagiaron en actividad periodística y 74 de manera comunitaria. 131 son hombres y 4 mujeres. El mes con el mayor número de decesos fue julio del 2020, cuando fallecieron 25 hombres y mujeres de prensa; seguido por agosto 2020 con 21 decesos. Mayo 2020 y febrero 2021 registran 18 fallecimientos cada uno. Leer más:

http://www.cronicaviva.com.pe/135-periodistas-fallecidos-por-covid-223-ataques-a-la-libertad-de-prensa-precarizacion-y-despidos/


16.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Marcio Nogueira (photo) morreu na manhã desta terça-feira (16), aos 42 anos, vítima da Covid-19, em Poá. A informação da morte foi confirmada pela filha do jornalista, Clara Nogueira, nas redes sociais. Marcio ficou conhecido em todo o Alto Tietê por trabalhar durante 16 anos na Radio Metropolitana, de onde saiu em janeiro deste ano.

15.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Robson Filene de Oliveira (photo), morreu nesta segunda-feira, 15, por complicações causadas pela Covid-19. Ele foi diagnosticado com a doença no último 7 de março, um dia após completar 52 anos de idade. Robson trabalhou nos jornais Diário da Manhã e Tribuna do Planalto.

15.03.2021. MEXICO. Después de 39 años de actividad periodística, falleció este 15 de marzo el comunicador Hugo Sánchez Izquierdo (photo), debido a complicaciones por coronavirus. El periodista llevaba más de 30 años dedicado a la radio, y gran parte de ese periodo en la Red de Cinco Radio con Javier López Diaz. Fue director editorial del diario La Opinión.

14.03.2021. BRASIL. Morreu na manhã deste domingo (14), em Belém, o apresentador de televisão e ex-vereador Ronaldo Porto (photo). Ele estava internado em um hospital particular na capital devido complicações da Covid-19. Nas redes sociais, é grande a mobilização de jornalistas e fãs de Ronaldo, um dos grandes nomes da comunicação no Pará.

14.03.2021. COLOMBIA. El periodismo de Córdoba está de luto. José Higinio Rossi (photo), destacado colega del departamento falleció el domingo 14 de marzo tras estar varios días en UCI por complicaciones del Covid-19. Rossi fue periodista de varias emisoras de la capital cordobesa.

14.03.2021. ITALY. Italian photographer Giovanni Gastel (photo) passed away today in Milan, from complications of COVID-19, at the age of 65. In 1981 he started working for numerous fashion magazines, including: Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair, also collaborating with world-famous brands such as Dior, Trussardi, Krizia, Tod's, and Versace. Famous for his cinematic portraits and disruptive irony, his style of photographing has changed the perception of the image of fashion: elegant, refined, and spontaneous, all at the same time.

14.03.2021. VENEZUELA. El periodista y miembro del equipo de Reuters Venezuela, Rafael Jiménez (photo), falleció este sábado en Caracas a causa del coronavirus. La información fue confirmada por el corresponsal de la agencia de noticias en México y Centroamérica, Diego Oré Oviedo, quien abundó que Jiménez dio una larga lucha contra el virus.

14.03.2021. SPAIN. Fallece en Valencia a los 54 años por culpa del COVID-19 José Manuel Reina (photo), técnico de radio del Valencia CF, figura muy querida en el periodismo valenciano. El compañero, que pasó por las grandes cadenas de radio nacionales y autonómicas, llevaba en la radio oficial del club desde que se inauguró hace algo más de un lustro.

14.03.2021. BRASIL. José Roberto Ercolin (photo), radialista e apresentador da Jovem Pan em Sorocaba, faleceu neste sábado (13), aos 58 anos, devido a um infarto fulminante. A Jovem Pan, empresa onde atuou por 30 anos, manifestou-se nas redes sociais, demonstrando luto pelo momento. A parceria com a rádio durou 30 anos, atuando como apresentador no principal jornal da Rádio Ipanema, o Jornal da Ipanema, e também do Jornal da Manhã da Jovem Pan Sorocaba, onde teve sua última apresentação na sexta-feira, dia 12 de março.

14.03.2021. NEPAL. About 500 journalists across the country had tested positive for Covid-19 until mid-December. As many as five journalists died due to the virus, according to the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) About 1,300 journalists, which is approximately 10 percent of all journalists affiliated with the organization, lost their jobs during the pandemic. Read more on:

https://www.recordnepal.com/covid19/an-industry-under-siege-the-media-during-covid-19/

12.03.2021. BRASIL. A Covid-19 gerou mais uma vítima fatal na Comunicação gaúcha. O jornalista Tulio Moreira (photo) não resistiu à doença e faleceu, aos 64 anos, na última quinta-feira, 11. Moreira apresenta o cargo de secretário adjunto de Comunicação e de Segurança, em Canoas. Ele também ocupou a Secretaria de Comunicação de Esteio e foi proprietário do Jornal Correio de Notícias e da Revista Fatos Metropolitanos.

12.03.2021. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Retired journalist of RTV FBiH Suzana Đozo (photo) 
died in Sarajevo as a result of the coronavirus. She was born in 1956 and was one of the most
important names in radio journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She worked as a journalist at
Radio BiH, Radio Stari Grad. She will be remembered as the author of numerous reports and as a
voice believed in the most difficult war years. She has won numerous journalistic awards for her work, and she has selflessly
passed on her knowledge to generations of final year journalism students.

12.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Nilo Alves (photo) morreu nesta sexta-feira (12), em Palmas, vítima do novo coronavírus. Nilo, que tinha um portal de notícias, também era ativista cultural, escritor e somava mais de 30 anos de carreira musical. Nilo Alves era diretor executivo do Jornal Pagina Alberta.

12.03.2021. PERU. Gerardo Flores (photo), periodista de GOLPERU, falleció este viernes a causa del coronavirus. Desde el mes de febrero, el encargado del ras de campo de la conocida empresa televisora, se encontraba luchando por su vida.

12.03.2021. CUBA. El Círculo de Ciencia y Técnica de la Unión de Periodistas de Cuba (UPEC) lamentó hoy el fallecimiento de Lucía Sanz Araujo (photo), directora de la Revista Pionero, publicación que dirigía desde 2005. La pandemia de la COVID-19 le arrebató la vida, después de largos días y noches de lucha contra la mortal enfermedad, deploró la agrupación en una nota.

11.03.2021. VENEZUELA. Murió por Covid-19 periodista Diogenes Carrillo. El reconocido periodista deportivo y locutor venezolano Diógenes Carrillo, se encuentra recluido en un centro de salud en el centro de Caracas, tras haber sido diagnosticado con covid-19 el pasado 28 de febrero.

11.03.2021. BRASIL. Morre o jornalista Tulio Moreira (photo), vítima de Covid-19. O colega de jornalismo Tulio Moreira, que foi diretor e editor do Correio de Notícias de Canoas, além de acumular funções na Prefeitura de Canoas, foi mais uma das vítimas da Covid-19.

10.03.2021. Global Investigative Journalism Network - Journalists and COVID-19: Global Deaths Reach 860, Led by Latin America


10.03.2021. INDIA. Senior journalist and former head of journalism department of Makhanlal University Kamal Dixit (photo) died of Covid-19 in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) on Wednesday. On his death, the Director General of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Prof Sanjay Dwidedi has expressed deep sorrow. Prof Dwidedi said that Kamla Dixit will always be remembered for his contribution to journalism.

09.03.2021. ITALIA. Covid, morta a 49 anni la giornalista casertana Valeria D’Esposito (photo). Il Covid si è portato via anche lei: Valeria D’Esposito, giornalista e volto noto del portale web che aveva fondato, Visit Campania. Era stata lei stessa, pochi giorni fa ad annunciare sul suo blog che aveva contratto il Coronavirus.

09.03.2021. BRASIL. Morreu na manhã desta terça-feira, dia 9, o sindicalista e jornalista Paulo Mori (photo), figura conhecida no meio político de Taboão da Serra. Segundo informações de amigos, ele estava com Covid-19. Mori também era pastor.

08.03.2021. ITALIA. Il giornalista e fotografo Antonio Villari (photo) morto di Covid a 69 anni: lutto nel Salernitano. La comunità di Pellezzano, piccolo centro della provincia di Salerno, piange la scomparsa di Antonio Villari, giornalista e fotografo molto noto in città. L'uomo è morto a causa di complicazioni insorte dopo la positività al Coronavirus.

08.03.2021. RUSSIA. Mikhail Ershoy (photo), a journalist, writer and critic dies on March 7 fo coronavirus in Tver. The man worked on the GTRK channel, wrote reviews and theatrical plays. He died after receiving the first of two doses of coronavirus vaccine, the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty – Tver writes on Monday.

07.03.2021. BRASIL. A jornalista Elisângela Neponuceno (photo), 47 anos, proprietária dos sites MT de


Fato e Nobres Notícias, morreu na madrugada deste domingo (07.03), vítima de reinfecção pela Covid-19, em


Cuiabá. Segundo a família, nesse sábado (6), foi confirmada a reinfeção pela Covid-19, através do exame RT-


PCR. Em setembro de 2020, Elisângela foi infectada pela primeira vez.


07.03.2021. ITALIA. Covid, muore a Marsala il giornalista di Campobello Vito Licata (photo). Aveva 68 anni. Giornalista con la passione per lo sport, era direttore del sito www.campobellonews.it, seguito dal figlio Aldo.

07.03.2021. ARGENTINA. En la ciudad de Santiago, falleció este sábado 6 de marzo el reconocido periodista magallánico Francisco Eterovic Domic (photo), afectado por el covid-19. Francisco Eterovic Domic desarrolló una vasta trayectoria en numerosos medios de comunicación de la región, como periodista, reportero, entrevistador y locutor de radio, siendo corresponsal del diario El Mercurio y de La Opinión Austral de Río Gallegos.  Colaboró con Radio Magallanes y otras emisoras regionales.

06.03.2021. BRASIL. Faleceu na última sexta-feira (5/3), em decorrência da Covid-19, o empresário


paraibano José Carlos da Silva Júnior (photo). Dono da Rede Paraíba de Comunicação, afiliada da


Rede Globo que detém as operações das tevês Cabo Branco (João Pessoa) e Paraíba (Campina


Grande), o empresário estava internado no Hospital Sírio Libanês, em São Paulo, desde 18 de


fevereiro após testar positivo para a Covid-19.


06.03.2021. República Dominicana. El Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Prensa (SNTP), pidió al Ministerio de Salud Pública vacunar a los periodistas y otros servidores de medios de comunicación cuánto antes, ya que estos profesionales se encuentran en la primera línea de exposición al contagio de la covid-19. José Beato, secretario general del SNTP, recordó que unos 27 comunicadores han fallecidos víctimas del covid-19, de todos los estratos sociales y de diferentes provincias del país.

https://vigilanteinformativo.com/sntp-pide-a-salud-publica-vacunar-trabajadores-de-prensa-cuanto-antes/

04.03.2021. SOUTH AFRICA. Journalist and broadcaster Karima Brown (54, photo) has died of Covid-19 on Thursday. Brown anchored eNCA’s weekly show «The Fix» and was a regular political analyst on the channel. She has been hospitalised for several weeks where she had been battling Covid-19 related complications.

04.03.2021. SPAIN. The world of malagueño journalism is in mourning at the news of the death from coronavirus yesterday morning (Wednesday 3), of the well-known announcer Diego Gómez (photo), aged 84. The Málaga Press Association expressed their sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of this great announcer and teacher of journalists, who had entered Málaga Regional Hospital a couple of weeks ago, suffering from coronavirus symptoms. This multifaceted professional actor, editor, broadcaster, and television presenter, leaves an indelible mark on all who have heard his voice linked to Holy Week in Málaga for more than 40 years.

04.03.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. National newspaper reporter and news agency boss Frank Gilbride (photo with his wife) has died of Covid-19 just two weeks after his 61st birthday. He starts as a reporter at Welsh news agency Dragon before coming to London to work for national newspapers including The Sun, Evening Standard and Daily Mirror. He later left London to return to his native Scotland in the 1990s where he set up the agencies Press Team and Newsflash.

04.03.2021. BRASIL. O advogado e radialista Célio Rezende de Faria (photo), de 66 anos, morreu na manhã desta quinta-feira (4/3) vítima da covid-19. Ele estava internado em Goiânia há duas semanas. Irmão do narrador esportivo César Rezende, Célio trabalhou durante anos como radialista esportivo e era muito querido no meio.

04.03.2021. AUSTRIA. Im Alter von 92 Jahren Journalist Klaus Emmerich (photo) ist an Corona gestorben. Er war viele Jahre als ORF-Korrespondent in Washington und Brüssel tätig. Noch in seiner Pension hat er viele Bücher veröffentlicht. Emmerich starb im Alter von 92 Jahren.


04.03.2021. PEC press release. COVID-19. In one year, from March 2020 to the end of February 2021, at least 840 journalists died from Covid-19 in 68 countries, more than 2 per day on average, the heaviest toll in the media community since World War II.

Read the PEC press release in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic on PEC NEWS

03.03.2021. LITHUANIA. Yuri Stroganov (photo), editor-in-chief of the Russian-language edition of 
Lithuania "Express Week", has passed away. This was reported by the Russian Embassy in Lithuania
on its website. Earlier it was reported that the journalist fell ill with coronavirus.

03.03.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. Bob Satchwell (photo), former editor and co-founder of Society of Editors, has died aged 73 after developing pneumonia and Covid-19. One of the best known and respected figures in the industry, Bob co-founded the Society of Editors in 1999 having started his career as a reporter on the Lancashire Evening Post in 1970. He later becoming assistant editor for the News of the World, and then edited the Cambridge Evening News from 1984 to 1998.

03.03.2021. ARGENTINA. Falleció el periodista Omar Cabral (photo). Luego de varios días de lucha contra una neumonía grave provocada por el Covid-19, este miércoles falleció el periodista pilarense Omar Cabral. Conductor desde hace varios años de los programas Pilar Tevé y Mi Pilar, de la señal Telered.

02.03.2021. HONDURAS. Este lunes se informó del fallecimiento del veterano relator y periodista deportivo, David “El Puma” Andino (photo) a causa de complicaciones por COVID-19 en un centro hospitalario de la ciudad de Tegucigalpa, capital de Honduras. “El Puma”, como era conocido David Andino en el gremio periodístico, relató por varias décadas los partidos de la Liga Nacional en la emisora Radio América.

02.03.2021. INDIA. Senior journalist Sanjay Bohra (50, photo), who was based in Jaipur (capital of Rajasthan province in western India), died of Covid-19 complications on  2 March 2021. Bohra, who was associated with BBC, Hindustan Times, Asian Age, DNA, Dainik Bhaskar, Rajasthan Patrika, was suffering from novel coronavirus infection and lately admitted to Rajasthan Health Sciences University hospital where he succumbed to the infection.

02.03.2021. BRASIL. Morreu nesta segunda-feira (1º), o jornalista Murilo Gatti (photo), em Maringá. Ele completaria 42 anos nessa terça-feira (2). No hospital, ele contraiu a Covid-19 e acabou falecendo. Murilo Gatti era editor-chefe do portal de notícias Maringá Post e do programa Tribuna da Massa, principal noticiário da TV Tibagi (Rede Massa).

- 02.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Fernando Arivelton de Souza Gomes, de 44 anos, mais conhecido como Fernando Lobão, morreu por complicações provocadas pela Covid-19 nesta segunda-feira (1º), em Goiania, conforme relatou a mãe dele, Alana Gomes. Ele estava entubado na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI) do Hospital e Maternidade Célia Câmara.

02.03.2021. INDIA. Bollywood reporter and entertainment journalist Aarti Shejwalkar sadly, passed away due to COVID-19 complications yesterday. She was 31. The untimely demise of such a kind soul prompted many celebrities to mourn the loss online. At the forefront was actor Varun Dhawan who took to his Instagram stories to share a picture of himself with Aarti. The picture was clicked during a popular awards show, and they are both seen flashing big smiles at the camera.

02.03.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Elessandro Alves, de Ariquemes (RO, photo), morreu vítima do coronavírus nesta segunda-feira (1°) aos 43 anos. O communicador era bastante conhecido na cidade e já chegou a comandar a direção da TV Alamanda, afilioada do SBT. Ele também já apresentou o Programa Giro Cidade.

01.03.2021. MEXICO. Murió por Covid-19 Gerardo Valtierra (photo), ex comentarista deportivo de Televisa. Con 32 años de experiencia en los medios de comunicación, Gerardo fue reportero de cancha en partidos de fútbol, así como analista y jefe de información en Televisa. De igual forma presenció competencias internacionales como Mundiales de Fútbol y Juegos Olímpicos.


01.03.2021. KAZAKHSTAN. Kazakh journalist Kazis Toguzbaev (photo)  died at the age of 72 after being 
treated for coronavirus. He worked for the newspapers “Soz” and “Azat”. In January 2007, he was awarded
the Freedom Prize for his contribution to the promotion of democratic values in Kazakhstan. Since
September 2008, Kazis Toguzbayev has worked as a correspondent for Azattyk - the Kazahk edition of
Radio free Europe/Radio Liberty.

01.03.2021. GHANA. Popular Ghanaian photographer Emmanuel Bobbie of Bob Pixel (photo) has died on Thursday, February 25. Reports say he suffered from COVID-19 complications. Bobbie is known for his professional works for high profile politicians and celebrities.


01.03.2021. USA. Jeffrey Paley (photo), Journalist, Gallerist and Investor, Dies at 82. He died of complications of the coronavirus on Feb. 27 at a hospital in Manhattan, his wife, Valerie Paley, said. He worked in particular as a news editor and op-ed writer at The International Herald Tribune in Paris.

28.02.2021. España. Fallece de Covid-19 el periodista de El Correo José Manuel Cortizas (photo). El periodista deportivo de El Correo  José Manuel Cortizas ha fallecido este sábado a los 58 años a causa de la Covid-19, según ha informado este diario vasco. Cortizas, especialista en baloncesto, seguía la actualidad y los partidos del Bilbao Basket.

28.02.2021. USA. Robert Ray Comstock (photo), a fixture in the New Jersey press corps from the 1950s through the 1980s who served as Executive Editor of The Record for more than a decade, died Thursday. He was 93. Comstock also had stints working as the press director for Gov. Brendan Byrne, as an associate professor at Rutgers University, and after leaving journalism, working in public relations. Comstock died of complications from COVID-19.

26.02.2021. BRASIL. O radialista Juarez Sousa (photo), 58 anos, faleceu na manhã desta sexta-feira (26), devido a complicações da Covid-19 e infecções de origem bacteriana. Ele estava internado desde o começo do mês em São Luís há algumas semanas. Juarez foi repórter da Rádio Educadora e Rádio Difusora AM, além de ser ligado ao radialismo esportivo. O radialista também era cantor, defensor da cultura maranhense e chegou a gravar dois albuns.

25.02.2021. BRASIL. Morreu o jornalista Paulo Becker (photo), 64 anos, morador de Juara (300 quilômetros  


de Sinop). O comunicador foi internado em um hospital do município, no dia 7 de fevereiro, após ser


diagnosticado com a covid-19.  Natural de São Sepé, no Rio Grande Do Sul, Becker trabalhava, atualmente, na


TV Amplitude de Juara, afiliada da Rede Record, onde apresentava o principal jornal diário da emissora.

24.02.2021. COLOMBIA. Muere de covid-19 el periodista colombiano que dio voz a los secuestrados. El periodista colombiano Herbin Hoyos Median (photo), de 53 años, director del programa radial "Las voces del secuestro", que durante años permitió a miles de cautivos recibir noticias de sus familiares, murió este martes víctima del coronavirus. Hoyos comenzó en 1994 et programa radiofónico "Las voces del secuestro", que se escuchaba los domingos a partir de la medianoche por Caracol Radio, después de ser secuestrado durante 17 días por la guerrilla de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC).

23.02.2021. GUATEMALA. Fallece icono del periodismo zacapaneco. A la edad de 75 años, Nehemias Castro Valladares falleció a causa de Covid-19 este martes en el oriental departamento del pais. Trabajo en radio, prensa escrita y television en diversos medios locales.

23.02.2021. FRANCE. Le photographe Raymond Cauchetier (photo) est mort des suites de la covid-19. Photographe de plateau des films de Godard, Truffaut et Chabrol, Raymond Cauchetier avait accompagné la Nouvelle Vague. Il s’est éteint lundi, à l’âge de 101 ans, des suites de la covid-19. Il a publié plusieurs ouvrages de photographies sur la guerre d’Indochine.

21.02.2021. ARGENTINA. El reconocido periodista Abel Guariste (photo) falleció víctima del Covid-19, tras una internación en un nosocomio de esta ciudad. El creador del exitoso ciclo televisivo “Mundo Veloz” tenía 75 años. Guariste, nacido en Balcarce, se radicó joven en esta ciudad e hizo una gran carrera como especialista en automovilismo y productor televisivo.

21.02.2021. BRASIL. Morreu na manhã deste domingo (21), aos 42 anos, em Goiânia, o narrador


Cleiber Júnior (photo), que trabalhava nas rádios Bandeirantes de Goiânia e Cidade de Jaraguá. O


locutor estava internado desde o início deste mês, quando testou positivo para o novo coronavírus.  


- O jornalista e ex-presidente do PSDB Amazonas Coraci Fernandes, 60 anos, faleceu nesta quinta-


feira (18/2) em decorrência da Covid-19. Ele estava internado desde janeiro, quando deu entrada na


UPA Campos Sales, zona Norte de Manaus.


- O jornalista e estudante de Direito Diego Mesquita dos Reis, 27, morreu na noite desta quarta-feira (18), vítima de


complicações da Covid-19. Ele estava internado em um hospital em Brasilia (DF) há mais de um mês.


18.02.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. Journalist and historian Christopher Lee (photo) has died at the age of 79 after contracting coronavirus. Across a six-decade career, he worked abroad as a defence and foreign affairs correspondent and wrote books on topics including the royal family and British society and culture throughout history. Lee joined the BBC as a defence and foreign affairs correspondent in his 20s and was posted to Moscow and the Middle East. He later swapped journalism for academia. Lee wrote more than 100 radio plays and series but was best known for This Sceptred Isle on BBC Radio 4.

17.02.2021. ITALIA. Giornalismo sardo in lutto per la morte di Piero Mannironi, (67 anni, photo) storica firma del quotidiano La Nuova Sardegna, testata per la quale da inviato ha seguito alcuni dei più rilevanti fatti di cronaca isolani. Dall’inizio dell’anno le sue condizioni di salute erano state messe a dura prova dal Covid-19, ma dopo il ricovero e la fase sintomatica più critica sembrava essersi ristabilito. Nelle ultime ore il quadro clinico è precipitato a causa di ulteriori complicazioni.

17.02.2021. USA. Former Detroit TV Anchor Karen Hudson-Samuels (68) Dies One Day After Taking Covid Vaccine. Karen Husdon-Samuels’ career in broadcast journalism spanned over four decades in Detroit. She makes her name at WGPR-TV as an anchor, producer and news director. The Detroit media icon was found dead at her home by her husband last Tuesday, just one day after taking the Covid-19 vaccine but the official cause of her death is still unknown. «We suspect it may have just been a stroke but because of the normal side effects of the vaccine it may have masked that. Hopefully we’ll know soon from the autopsy report», said her husband (CBS). The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) regrets this tragic accident and hopes that it is not linked to Covid-19.

17.02.2021. MEXICO. Juan Arvizu Arrioja (photo), ganador el Premio Nacional de Periodismo en 1997 y destacado cronista de El Universal, falleció la mañana de este miércoles por complicaciones de Covid-19. De acuerdo con los familiares de Arvizu Arrioja, el periodista fue hospitalizado hace más de dos semanas al presentar complicaciones por coronavirus.

16.02.2021. USA. El presentador y humorista cubano Fernando Hidalgo (photo), figura destacada de la televisión en español en el sur de Florida, falleció este martes en Miami a los 71 años por complicaciones de salud ocasionadas por la covid-19. La noticia de la muerte de quien fue durante años la estrella de "El Show de Fernando Hidalgo" en MegaTV se extendió rápidamente por medios y redes sociales, donde en numerosos mensajes se ensalza su figura y se lamenta su pérdida.

15.02.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Chagas Pereira (photo), de 65 anos, morreu de Covid-19 no último domingo (14) em Porto Velho. Ele era editor de política e economia do jornal Diário da Amazônia. Chagas estava internado há 32 dias na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI) do Hospital de Campanha, mas não resistiu e morreu na noite de domingo.

- O jornalista Otinaldo Lourenço morreu neste sábado (13), aos 86 anos, em João Pessoa. Ele estava internado em recuperação da Covid-19 desde o início de fevereiro, no Hospital Memorial São Francisco.

15.02.2021. MEXICO. El comunicador Hugo Isaac Robles Guillén (photo), de 68 años de edad, icono del periodismo radiofónico en San Cristóbal, falleció este domingo a causa de Covid-19, informaron autoridades de salud. Hugo Isaac condujo durante más de 40 años los noticieros matutino y vespertino de la estación Suprema Radio -conocida popularmente como WM- junto con su compañero, el también periodista, Alejandro Díaz López. Hace más de tres décadas fundó y dirigió el semanario ¿Qué Pasa?, de circulación local, y fue corresponsal de diferentes medios de comunicación con sede en Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

15.02.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. A former editor described as a “true gent” has died aged 89 after contracting coronavirus. Tributes have been paid to Mike Colton (photo), who edited the Peterborough Standard for 13 years. Mike later joined the Petersborough Telegraph and served as its features editor in the 1980s and 1990s.


14.02.2021. CUBA. El fotógrafo cubano Raúl López (photo) murió el sábado en La Habana a los 78 años a


causa de Covid-19, informó su sobrino, el también fotógrafo del diario oficial Granma, Ricardo López Hevia.


Nacido en Camagüey, trabajó durante más de cuarenta años en el diario Granma. Su lente captó imágenes de


todos los ámbitos de la sociedad, aunque fue en la fotografía deportiva, sobre todo en disciplinas como el


béisbol.


12.02.2021. BRASIL. Radialista Alberto Gemaque (photo) morre por covid. O radialista Alberto Gemaque faleceu na madrugada desta quinta-feira, 11, por conta da covid-19. Gemaque estava sendo atendido no Hospital Geral de Roraima (HGR) desde o dia 22 de janeiro. Dois dias depois teve uma piora no quadro e foi levado para um leito semi-intensivo do hospital, onde precisou fazer uso de oxigênio.

12.02.2021. Czechia. Zdeněk Hoření (photo) (born February 9, 1930 in Frýdštejn) died of Covid-19. He was


a Czechoslovak journalist and politician of the Communist Party, who was editor-in-chief between 1983 and


1989 of the KSČ central organ Rudé právo.

11.02.2021. COLOMBIA. La Federación Colombiana de Periodistas (FECOLPER) difundió el martes 9 de febrero los resultados de su informe "Periodistas en Pandemia. El virus de la indiferencia". Este documento denuncia y relata la situación de los derechos humanos de los periodistas en Colombia, una situación que durante el año 2020 empeoró acentuadamente por distintos hechos de amenazas, intimidaciones, interceptaciones ilegales y acosos judiciales, y que se vio agudizada con la pandemia del COVID-19. Como consecuencia directa del virus, se reportaron 112 periodistas y trabajadores de los medios contagiados y 36 muertos.

10.02.2021. BOLIVIA. Fallece el destacado periodista Augusto Peña (photo). El radialista perdió la vida la noche de este martes en la ciudad de La Paz. Decenas de condolencias surgen en redes sociales, destacando su trayectoria en distintos medios de comunicación. El comunicador recién había estrenado el programa ‘Claro y Preciso’ en ATB Radio y estuvo frente a los micrófonos hasta la pasada semana. Su muerte por Covid-19 se suma a la de otros destacados periodistas en los últimos días, como Iván Miranda y Edwin Flores Araoz.

10.02.2021. CUBA. El colectivo de Radio Habana Cuba informa del fallecimiento este martes del periodista Pedro Pablo Figueredo Rodríguez (photo) como consecuencia de secuelas de la Covid 19. Nacido en Minas, Camagüey, hace 68 años, Figueredo Rodríguez desarrolló una larga carrera en los medios cubanos de prensa. Fue director de Radio Rebelde, Radio Arte, subdirector de Radio Progreso, periodista en Prensa Latina y en la actualidad se desempeñaba como director de la revista informativa Desde Mi Habana, de Radio Habana Cuba.


10.02.2021. VENEZUELA. Fallece periodista José Luis Zambrano Padauy (photo) , de 49 años, por


Covid-19. Además de trabajar en importantes medios de comunicación del estado Zulia, como Panorama, José


Luis Zambrano Padauy también fue articulista de El Pitazo.

10.02.2021. Perú. Zuliana Lainez: 108 periodistas han fallecido por Covid-19 en el territorio peruano. «La cifra peruana es la más alta a nivel mundial, hasta hoy tenemos 108 periodistas fallecidos por Covid-19 en todo el territorio nacional y, especialmente, son los colegas que hacen reportería y fotoperiodismo al interior del país”, así lo indicó la secretaria general de la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas (ANP), Zuliana Lainez (photo), para TVPerú Noticias. Por dicha razón, la periodista Lainez sostiene que el Gobierno debería considerar y tratar al sector periodístico como un servicio esencial.

https://www.tvperu.gob.pe/noticias/nacionales/zuliana-lainez-108-periodistas-han-fallecido-por-covid-19-en-el-territorio-peruano

09.02.2021. JORDAN. Tuesday, the 66-year-old Jordanian journalist Khaled Al-Zubaidi (photo) died from coronavirus. Prior to his death, Zubaidi wrote on Facebook : «I tried to beat the coronavirus...But its complications are increasing». Additionally, he urged everyone to protect themselves from the virus. «Protect yourselves, your families and the people. This pandemic is serious».

08.02.2021. MEXICO. Tras varios días de luchar contra el covid-19, este lunes por la madrugada la  prestigiada periodista Azucena Rosado Sosa (photo) falleció al interior del Hospital Regional de Coatzacoalcos. La comunicadora es considerada como pionera del periodismo digital en el sur de Veracruz. Con más de 30 años ejerciciendo la labor del periodismo, Azucena fue víctima del Sars-Cov2, cuyo vius contrajo hace dos semanas, complicandose los síntomas y presentando problemas de respiración que la llevaron a ser intubada hasta este lunes 8 de febrero que perdió la vida.

08.02.2021. COLOMBIA. Luto tras muerte por covid-19 de reconocido periodista en Santander. Oswaldo Contreras (51, photo), periodista deportivo, estaba luchando contra el virus desde el año pasado. Oswaldo Contreras era un reconocido periodista del diario Vanguardia que durante más de dos décadas trabajó informando sobre todos los acontecimientos deportivos de la región. 21 periodistas han fallecidos por Covid-19 en Colombia.

https://h13n.com/21-periodistas-han-fallecidos-por-covid-19-en-colombia/

08.02.2021. BRASIL chega a quase 100 mortes por Covid-19 entre jornalistas. Pesquisa realizada pelo Departamento de Saúde da Federação Nacional dos Jornalistas (Fenaj) revela que desde o início da pandemia de Covid 19 no Brasil até o final de janeiro de 2021, pelo menos 93 profissionais de impren-sa (da ativa e aposentados) perderam a vida após contrair a doença. Esses dados podem não refletir a crua reali-dade das mortes na categoria, pois não existe um mecanismo oficial de registro dos casos.A pesquisa foi realizada por meio de buscas em notas de jornais, informações coletadas com os sindicatos de jornalistas de todo o país e re-latos vindos diretamente de amigos e parentes das vítimas. No entanto, é plausível imaginar que tais informações estejam subnotificadas, o que leva a crer que esse número possa ser ainda maior. No início de fevereiro foi registrada mais uma vítima, uma cinegrafista de São Pau-lo, elevando esse número para 94.

https://fenaj.org.br/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/DOSSIE-FENAJ-COVID19_2020_2021.pdf

08.02.2021. BENIN. Jean Hounza (photo), journaliste d’origine béninoise est décédé, samedi 6 février, à Cotonou, emporté par le coronavirus. Il avait 82 ans. Il a dirigé la radio nationale béninoise. La révolution marxiste des années soixante-dix le pousse à l’exil. Il atterrit à Radio France Internationale (RFI) et passe la majorité de sa carrière à RFI 3, là où, dans le cadre de la coopération, étaient réalisées les productions pour les radios francophones. Son dernier séjour, chez lui, lui sera fatal. Il devait reprendre l’avion pour la France le 3 février. Malheureusement son test Covid s’est révélé positif. Il est mort dans son lit, quatre jours après.

08.02.2021. HONDURAS. El reconocido periodista de Television Educativa Nacional (TEN), Canla 10 y del telenoticiera Abriendo Brecha, Nelson Flores (52, photo) falleció esto domingo a causa del Covid-19 en un cnetro asistencial de la capital hondureña. Flores trabajó durante más de dos décadas en Abriendo Brecha y Canal 10 como reportero y antes en Televicentro, donde fue camarógrafo. También laboró en Hondured, en El Periódico y CHN radio.

07.02.2021. España. Ha fallecido a los 73 años de edad el periodista cordobés José Ignacio Blanco (photo). Ha sido una víctima más del covid-19. Este polifacético comunicador de las ondas de radio y de la televisión, ha sido una de las personas que han disfrutado íntegramente de esta profesión. Trabajó en Radio Córdoba y Radio Popular. José Ignacio Blanco también realizó en el canal de televisión Onda Mezquita un programa propio de entrevistas a personajes de la capital cordobesa.

07.02.2021. ARGENTINA. El periodista deportivo Adrián Di Blasi (photo) falleció este domingo luego de haber contraído coronavirus. El "Gordo" -como lo apodaban sus colegas- permanecía internado hace más de veinte días por una insuficiencia renal generada por la covid-19. Tenía 54 años. Di Blasi fue "la voz" del club Quilmes, club al que relataba desde hace más de 30 años. Actualmente trabajaba en Relatores con Vos y Radio Continental.

06.02.2021.RUSSIA. The veteran of journalism Mokrotovarov Vladimir Aleksandrovich (photo) died from Koronavirus. He devoted more than 40 years to journalism. In the nineties he worked as deputy editor-in-chief in the city newpaper Krasnodarskie Izvestia. He create a new newspaper in February 1996 Kuban Segodnya where he worked until he retired.

05.02.2021. INDIA. Popular Indian scribe dies of post-corona complication. Vikas Sharma (photo), a young and popular Indian television news anchor, passed away on 4  February 2021 due to post-corona complications. Associated with Republic TV, Vikas was recovering from Covid-19 and not feeling well for some days. He was admitted to Kailash hospital in  Noida (near New Delhi) and  breathed his last in the evening hours. Hailed from Kanpur locality in Uttar Pradesh of central India, Vikas left behind his wife, two minor children and a host of relatives and well-wishers. Meanwhile messages of mourning started pouring from different corners including the non-media personalities.

05.02.2021. España. El periodista Carlos Nuñez Otero (photo) ha fallecido este viernes en Barcelona a


causa del covid-19. Nuñez trabajó en EL PERIÓDICO durante varias décadas en la sección iCult como


crítico musical y también desarrolló su profesión en la sección de Gente. Además de trabajar en este diario,


Nuñez colaboró en varios medios como Radio Sabadell o La Xarxa.



05.02.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. A newspaper editor who later ran a physic magazine has died aged 92 after


contracting coronavirus. Tributes have been paid to Kay Hunter, pictured, who edited the Diss Express between


1971 and 1976 and later returned in 1991 to work as a columnist. During her career, Kay also edited and


contributed to the specialist magazine Psychic News.


04.02.2021. BRASIL. O repórter cinematográfico Jadson Simões (photo), conhecido carinhosamente


como Dedé Simões, morreu aos 39 anos nesta terça-feira, 2, em decorrência de complicações causadas


pelo novo coronavírus. Em nota conjunta, o Sindicato dos Jornalistas de Sergipe (Sindijor/SE) e a


Federação Nacional dos Jornalistas (Fenaj) desatacaram o “profissional de indiscutível qualidade


funcional, defensor da democracia e da liberdade de imprensa, bem como dono de um carisma ímpar”.


04.02.2021. BOLIVIA. Fallecen los periodistas Edwin Flores y Carlos Torres por secuelas de la Covid-19


El periodista de larga trayectoria y formador de varias generaciones de estudiantes, Edwin Flores Araoz


(photo), falleció este miércoles dejando luto en su familia, el gremio de la prensa y la academia


universitaria. Flores falleció en la ciudad de Cochabamba, donde fue internado bajo un diagnóstico de


insuficiencia respiratoria post-Covid-19.


- El periodista Carlos Torres Ramírez falleció en la ciudad de Sucre, el 3 de febrero, según el reporte del diario Correo del Sur. Torres desempeñó funciones en medios de comunicación como radio La Plata, Panamericana y Radio Antena 2000, entre otros.


03.02.2021. VENEZUELA. Luego de permanecer varios días hospitalizado el periodista y político venezolano, Pastor Heydra (photo), falleció este martes 2 de febrero en el estado Nueva Esparta, por un accidente cerebro vascular derivado del COVID-19. El dirigente de Acción Democrática fue ministro de información durante el gobierno de Carlos Andrés Pérez. Como periodista se desempeñó en varios diarios venezolanos y se le conocen al menos 10 libros publicados.

03.02.2021. ITALIA. Lutto nel mondo del giornalismo pontino: ci ha lasciati il collega Gianfranco Compagno (photo). All’età di 70 anni si è spento all’ospedale Santa Maria Goretti dopo aver combattuto contro il coronavirus. Estremamente attivo, puntuale e attento alla realtà locale, era sempre presente alle conferenze stampa, con il suo immancabile papillon che lo caratterizzava. Il triste annuncio questa mattina, anche attraverso un commosso post su Facebook, da parte dei suoi colleghi de “Il Giornale del Lazio” con cui ha collaborato.

03.02.2021. PANAMA. La pandemia del Covid-19 ha llenado de luto al gremio de la


comunicación social en Panamá. En 2020, la Fundación Forum Nacional de Periodistas registró


14 profesionales fallecidos y solo en lo que va del 2021 ya se han reportado varias víctimas


nuevas, como el periodista Homero Londoño, famoso por su programa radial “Despierta Panamá”,


y Manuel Buenaventura (photo) admirable reportero gráfico de El Siglo. Asimismo, en la


pandemia se han apagado las llamas del camarógrafo José Tuñón, Gilberto De Icaza Arosemena, funcionario de la Lotería


Nacional de Beneficencia; Jorge Ruiz Almacellas, miembro del Sindicato de Periodistas de Panamá y Ramón Jiménez Vélez,


exdirector de noticias de RPC, El Siglo y de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad Santa María la Antigua (USMA). Otros


que murieron  y siempre serán recordados por ejercer con tesón la labor informativa son: Efigenio Tapia, periodista deportivo;


Angélica Torres, periodista en la C.S.S; Kendal Royo, presentador y productor; Manuel “Funket” De León, productor; Emilio


Gastelú, fotógrafo; Euclides Corro, periodista; entre otros.


03.02.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. Tributes have been paid to Valerie Bootle (80, photo), who spent 27 years with the Maidenhead Advertiser. She died at home on 23 January after recently spending time in hospital for advanced MS complications, where she caught Covid-19. Valerie began her career working in Coventry and Plymouth in the late 1960s, before she moved on to the nationals with the Sunday Observer and Sunday Times.

03.02.2021. GHANA. The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Network Broadcasting Company Limited, owners of defunct Radio Gold, has died. Kwasi Sainti Baffoe-Bonnie (photo), who was born in 1950 in the Western North Region of Ghana, died on Monday, February 1. There are reports that he died after contracting Covid-19.

03.02.2021. PEC press release. The Covid-19 is claiming more and more victims in the media community. At least 735 journalists have died from Covid-19 in 63 countries in 11 months, or 66 per month on average, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) announced on Wednesday in Geneva

Read the PEC press release on PEC NEWS in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic

31.01.2021. USA. South Dakota's Mel Antonen (photo), national sports reporter and SD Sports Hall of Famer, dies at 64. Mel Antonen, renowned sports journalist, died Jan. 30 of complications from COVID-19. He was a long-time USA Today and MASN-TV baseball reporter who covered nearly three dozen World Series.

30.01.2021. POLAND/VATICAN. Former radio program director has died. The Polish Jesuit Andrzej Koprowski (photo) was program director at Vatican Radio for a decade. The 80-year-old died this Friday in a hospital in Warsaw after a Covid-19 infection. From 2003 to 2015 Father Koprowski directed the programs of Vatican Radio, first as assistant and then as director. He returned to his native Poland in 2015, where he worked in the media sector and translator. He also devoted himself to pastoral care.

30.01.2021. MOçAMBIQUE. Calane da Silva (photo), jornalista, escritor, docente universitário e declamador moçambicano morreu hoje aos 76 anos, vítima de complicações de saúde associadas à covid-19, disse à Lusa fonte próxima do malogrado. Calane da Silva era um dos intelectuais mais multifacetados de Moçambique, tendo-se destacado no jornalismo escrito e de televisão, na literatura e na docência. Trabalhou na delegação da Lusa em Maputo, na Televisão Experimental de Moçambique, atual TVM (onde chegou a diretor de informação e administrador), no diário Notícias e ainda no semanário Domingo, também da capital moçambicana.

30.01.2021. PAKISTAN. Renowned poet, journalist and educationist Prof Qazi Jamil died of coronavirus on Friday night. He was 71. Qazi Jamil was admitted to the coronavirus ward of the Haripur District Headquarters Hospital about two weeks ago when his condition worsened. He remained on ventilator for over a week but could not survive. Prof Qazi Jamil edited weekly Urdu newspaper ‘Paigham-i-Sarhad’ till 1979 when its declaration was cancelled during the Zia era. Qazi Jamil later joined the education department as lecturer of Urdu and got retired as professor from Government Postgraduate College for Boys, Haripur, in 2009.

29.01.2020. USA. Sonny Fox (photo), the one-time host of "Wonderama" and among the best-known figures in the history of New York television, has died, his daughter confirmed in a statement Thursday. Fox, who was 95 and had been living in an independent care facility in California, died Sunday night after a short illness related to COVID-induced pneumonia. A Renaissance man whose long career spanned radio and TV — including, briefly and memorably, as host of "$64,000 Challenge" — Fox found lasting fame at "Wonderama," a Sunday morning children's television program.

29.01.2021. SWEDEN/PORTUGAL. Swedish journalist Annette Kullenberg (photo) dies of Covid in Portugal. She sadly passed away January 28 in Hospital de Cascais in Portugal at the age of 82 after suffering from Covid-19. She was known as an outspoken writer and debater while working at «Aftonbladet», where she worked 25 years before she quit in 2002. Kullenberg also served as a foreign correspondent stationed in Buenos Aires and Barcelona for six years. Since 2009, Kullenberg wrote columns for «Expressen».

29.01.2021. USA. Corky Lee (photo), the legendary photographer who dedicated his life to capturing the lives of the Asian American community, has died. He was 73. The photojournalist died Wednesday in New York City due to complications from COVID-19. The son of two Chinese immigrants was known as the "unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate" and captured photos of the social and political lives of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

29.01.2021. España. El Arzobispo Castrense de España y presidente de la Comisión Episcopal para las Comunicaciones Sociales, Monseñor Juan del Río Martín (photo), ha fallecido este jueves, 28 de enero, como consecuencia de las afecciones provocadas por la COVID-19, según ha informado el Arzobispado Castrense. Ha muerto a los 73 años. Monseñor Juan del Río (Ayamonte, Huelva 1947-Madrid 2021) llevaba el periodismo en las venas desde que montara, allá por el año 1988, la Oficina de Información de los Obispos del Sur de España. Su pasión por la cultura, por las relaciones entre la fe y la comunicación, le había atrapado. No en vano pertenecía a una Escuela de grandes sacerdotes y periodistas, lo que antiguamente se llamaba el apostolado de la pluma. Entre proyectos de diálogo y encuentro con los periodistas, le sorprendió el virus traicionero (escrito por Asociacion de la Prensa de Madrid APM)

29.01.2021. PANAMA. El periodista, Homero Londoño (photo) falleció luego de estar hospitalizado por complicaciones del covid-19. El comunicador ejerció su carrera en el medio radial, dirigía en la radio Sol el programa Despierta Panamá y junto a otros invitados analizaba el acontecer nacional. También laboró en KW Continente y Radio Mía.

28.01.2021. USA. The Asian American Journalists Association is saddened to hear about the death of longtime journalist David Ibata (photo), a founding member of the Chicago chapter. David died on Tuesday from Covid-19 and pneumonia, according to family. He was 66. The longtime Chicago Tribune and Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor was a pioneer within AAJA.

28.01.2021. RUSSIA. Oksana Grann (photo), journalist of Oryol State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, dies of coronavirus. The 53-year-old reporter passed away after five weeks of fighting COVID-19. Oksana Grann began her career in the staff of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company "Oryol" in 1997. Prior to that, the young journalist had worked for the Tonis TV company in Kharkov.

27.01.2021. BRASIL. A triste notícia se espalhou rapidamente e lotou, de imediato, as redes sociais, com mensagens de amizade, afeto e gratidão a José Silveira (photo), grande jornalista, mestre de uma geração de também grandes jornalistas, que passou pelas mais importantes redações do país. Foi secretário de redação do Jornal do Brasil, chefe de redação da sucursal da Folha de S. Paulo, no Rio, pilotou o projeto de renovação do então jornal Ultima Hora. Silveira, 87 anos, morreu nesta terça-feira, 26, de Covid-19, no Rio de Janeiro.

- Jornalista da Serra, Jair Motta morre com covid-19. Aos 59 anos, profissional assessorava três sindicatos em Caxias do Sul. Ele deixa a esposa Vânia, também jornalista, e o filho Pier.

- Morre, vítima da Covid-19 em Rondônia, o jornalista e radialista Odair Calado 52 anos. Odair estava internado e intubado há vários dias, e na manhã desta quarta-feira acabou não resistindo.

27.01.2021. EMIRATES. Ansif Ashraf (photo), an Indian entrepreneur and journalist, died of Covid-19 on Wednesday in Sharjah (UAE). He was 37. The businessman was best known for owning the British Herald, a UK online news site and magazine which he bought in 2018. He got his start in media six years prior at the Cochin Herald, a weekly newspaper founded by his father in 1992. The British Herald reported that Ashraf died in Sharjah (UAE).

27.01.2021. ITALIA. È morto Michele Fusco, era malato di Covid. Aveva 66 anni. Tra le sue principali esperienze professionali, una lunga permanenza a Il Giorno prima come cronista sportivo, poi da inviato politico, dal 2001 la direzione di Metro a Milano. Si è occupato anche di televisione e di radio, et è tra i fondatori di Linkiesta. Tra le sue ultime esperienze, la collaborazione con il quotidiano online Gli Stati Generali. È il 44° giornalista ucciso dal virus. Vedere l'elenco su:

https://www.giornalistitalia.it/i-giornalisti-italiani-morti-di-covid-19/

26.01.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. Tributes to TV and radio personality Sujata Barot (photo) who died after


contracting Covid-19 January 23. Sujata was one of the first South Asian faces in local media and made her


name across multiple platforms including BBC Radio Leicester. She was one of the first female, South Asian


presenters on Radio Leicester and went on to present on Radio 2 as well as working with actor Sanjeev Bhaskar


on the Network East television show.


26.01.2021. USA. Veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV host Sekou Smith (photo) has died of COVID-19 at the age of 48. Smith was a senior analyst, NBA Digital, at Turner Broadcasting with more than 25 years of experience as one of the defining sports writers to narrate the story of the game. Smith was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan but adopted Atlanta as his home in his adult life.

26.01.2021. BRASIL. Jornalista Osmar Morais Santos (photo), de 46 anos, morre de Covid-19 em Boa Vista. Osmar Morais era dono do portal de noticias Jornal Roraisul, qui noticia matérias da região Sul Roraima.

26.01.2021. TURKEY. Tanju Cılızoğlu (86), one of the powerful and master pens of the Turkish press, passed away. Cılızoğlu,


who has lived in Kocaeli for many years and published the newspaper Change 41, succumbed to the pandemic in the hospital


where he was treated in Ankara.


25.01.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. A former regional newspaper editor has died of coronavirus less than a month after having to watch the funeral of his mother from his hospital bed. Kevin Hughes (photo), 63, died at Wrexham Maelor Hospital having tested positive in December. He worked on the Chester Chronicle, being appointed editor of the Flintshire Chronicle, and in 2017 he was elected to represent the area on Flintshire County Council.

25.01.2021. BRASIL. Jornalista alagoano, Manoel Miranda (photo), morre aos 62 anos em Recife. O jornalista atuou em diversos veículos alagoanos, como Jornal de Alagoas, Instituto Zumbi dos Palmares, Tribuna de Alagoas, TV Gazeta, Gazeta de Alagoas e CBN Maceió. Atualmente exercia o cargo de assessor de comunicação do PDT, em Alagoas.

25.01.2021. MEXICO. El reconocido periodista Martín Mendoza Flores falleció este lunes a los 77 años,


tras complicarse su estado de salud debido al COVID-19. El comunicador había ingresado al Hospital


General de Culiacán (Sinaloa) desde el pasado 16 de enero. Durante 28 años publicó la columna “Elenco


Político” en el periódico El Debate.


24.01.2021. INDIA. Senior journalist and former editor of Marathi daily Sarvamat Nandkumar Sonar 


died of Covid-19 in Ahmednagar on Sunday. He was 50. Mr Sonar hard worked for many local Marathi


newspapers during his three-decade long career in journalism.


24.01.2021. BOLIVIA. En una semana fallecieron seis periodistas y camarógrafos de TV. Los periodistas Iván Miranda Balcázar, Óscar Pérez Quiroz, José Nogales (photo), Jorge Laura y los camarógrafos Félix Vargas Condori y Lucio Peralta fallecieron como consecuencia del coronavirus entre los dias 17 y el 22 de enero. Información difundida por la Asociación Nacional de la Prensa ver www.noticiasfides.com https://urlz.fr/eNnA

23.01.2021. USA. Larry King (photo), the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers, has died. He was 87. King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. King had been hospitalized with Covid-19 in early January at Cedrars-Sinai in Los Angeles. UPDATE JANUARY 29: Larry King's widow has revealed his cause of death, saying that it was not COVID-19 even though he had been hospitalized with it earlier this month. His widow, Shawn King, said: "It was an infection, it was sepsis".

23.01.2021. BRASIL. Morreu na madrugada deste sábado, 23, o jornalista iguaçuense Plácido José de Oliveira (photo) aos 60 anos. O jornalista teve complicações da covid-19, e não resistiu e faleceu onde estava internado, no Hospital Costa Calvalcanti. Plácido auava no setor de turismo de Foz.

21.01.2021. COLOMBIA. Luto en el periodismo : Carlos Sepúlveda (photo) perdió la batalla contra el Covid-19. El conocido periodista quien dedicó más de 40 años de su vida a la radio falleció en Ibagué (Tolima) luego de permanecer varios días en unidad de cuidados intensivos.

21.01.2021. BANGLADESH. Journalist Afzal Mohammad (photo) died of COVID-19 at a hospital in the capital on Thursday. He was 31. Former Channel 9 reporter Afzal worked as senior research associate at Broadcast Journalist Center, Bangladesh till his death. Afzal tested positive for COVID-19 on January 1 and he was hospitalized on January 3. He is the 44th journalist who died of the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh.

20.01.2021. España/Chile. El periodista y escritor español Pedro Jesús Fernández (photo) falleció este martes a los 64 años de edad en Santiago de Chile, informaron a Efe fuentes de la Embajada de España en el país sudamericano. Fernández ocupaba el cargo de consejero de Información de la Embajada española en Chile y estuvo hospitalizado desde comienzos de noviembre del año pasado debido a unas complicaciones pulmonares causadas por la covid-19 que finalmente acabaron con su vida. Además de su labor como funcionario del Estado, Fernández colaboraba en el diario El País en su sección de Viajes, en la que publicó numerosos artículos.

20.01.2021. BRASIL. Norian Segatto, diretor da Federação Nacional de Jornalistas (Fenaj) e membro do Conselho Fiscal do


SJSP, afirma que os dados preliminares apurados pelo Departamento de Saúde da Fenaj apontam até o dia 16 de janeiro, houve


71 mortes de jornalistas brasileiros, com crescimento da curva de mortes a partir de novembro. “Apenas nos 16 primeiros dias


de janeiro deste ano já superamos a marca de mortes de dezembro inteira, que foi o pior mês do ano de 2020. Neste início de


janeiro temos registros de 13 óbitos contra 12 de todo o mês de dezembro. É uma situação alarmante, ainda mais se


considerarmos que esses números ainda não correspondem à realidade, que, infelizmente, é pior”, constatou Segatto.



http://www.mundosindical.com.br/Noticias/48445,Jornalistas-de-SP-sindicato-e-Fenaj-mapeiam-contaminacao-por-covid-19-da-categoria


20.01.2021. BOLIVIA. El periodista y destacado catedrático de la Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), Iván Miranda Balcazar (photo), falleció en las últimas horas debido a complicaciones en su salud como consecuencia de Covid-19. También fue responsable del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencia Política, director del Centro de Alto Rendimiento Académico, ocupó la Dirección de Televisión Universitaria de la UMSA, fue presidente de la Red Universitaria Boliviana de Información (RUBI), vicepresidente de la Federación Latinoamericana de Periodistas y secretario ejecutivo de la Federación de Trabajadores de la Prensa de Bolivia.

20.01.2021. MEXICO. El periodista y ex dirigente boxístico Martiniano Cruz (photo), falleció este fin de semana en su natal Cuautla, tras más de siete décadas de vida, víctima de Covid-19. Martiniano, además de dedicarse a la docencia, fue periodista deportivo, labor que desempeñó al colaborar en diversos medios de comunicación, entre ellos El Sol de Cuautla en la década de los 80, y el ESTO, el diario de los deportistas.

- El periodista, empresario y filántropo tlaxcalteca, Sergio Eduardo Hernández Muñoz, de 49 años de edad, perdió la batalla contra la Covid-19 la tarde de este sábado 16 de enero al resentir complicaciones respiratorias. Antes del año 2000 ingresó a Televisa como reportero de la Sección de Espectáculos, donde permaneció por más de una década, para luego pasar por breves periodos en Tv Azteca y Telemundo.

19.01.2021. TURKEY. 20 journalists lost their lives due to the outbreak of coronavirus in 10 months in Turkey. With a letter


sent to the Minister of Health Koca, TGS (Journalists’ Union of Turkey) asked journalists to be given priority in the Covid-19


vaccine.

19.01.2021. MEXICO. ARTICLE 19 MX. De abril del 2020 al día de hoy, tenemos


conocimiento que 82 periodistas han fallecido a causa del Covid19; 73 hombres y 9


mujeres (photo). La seguridad de periodistas, trabajadoras/es y personas


comunicadoras está particularmente en riesgo, porque se encuentran en las primeras


líneas para informar. Muchas personas periodistas han fallecido por falta de medidas


de protección adecuadas al realizar su trabajo. Por ello, llamamos al gobierno de


México y a las y los dueños de las empresas de comunicación asegurar la protección


y acceso a servicios de salud a fin de prevenir más contagios y decesos de periodistas


a causa del virus (Articulo 19 via Twitter).


17.01.2021. USA. "Little Walter" DeVenne (photo), who started broadcasting doo-wop and oldies on the MIT student radio station in 1967 and then just kept going across the Boston radio dial before settling on WODS with "Little Walter's Time Machine," died yesterday from Covid-19, according to a posting on the Boston Radio Interest mailing list.

16.01.2021.RUSSIA. Press secretary of Russian Greenpeace Evgeny Usov (photo) dies from coronavirus in St. Petersburg. Petersburg journalist, spokesman for the Russian branch of Greenpeace, Evgeny Usov, died on Saturday, January 16, at the age of 58. According to the St. Petersburg Union of Journalists, the eco-activist fell ill on January 1 and was soon hospitalized in the hospital in St. Petersburg.

16.01.2021. UNITED KINGDOM. Trailblazing journalist and former Sunday People editor Bridget Rowe (photo) has passed away, aged 70. Bridget died on Tuesday after contracting Covid-19 in hospital, her son Peter Nolan said. Born in March 1950, Bridget rose to the top of Fleet Street when journalism was still very male-dominated. She worked at magazines including 19, Petticoat, Club, Look Now and Women’s World before joining The Sun as assistant editor. After stints as editor of the News of the World’s magazine Sunday, Woman’s Own and TV Times, Bridget became editor of the Sunday Mirror in 1991. So far, at least 19 other UK journalists have died of coronavirus according to an article published on January 15 in PressGazette. See:

https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/in-memoriam-remembering-journalism-industry-colleagues-who-died-of-covid-19/

15.01.2021. MEXICO. El periodista y exvocero nacional de Morena, Raul Correa Enguilo (photo) falleció a causa de complicaciones asociadas al covid 19. Funcionarios y periodistas lamentaron la muerte de quien fuera reportero en medios como El Universal, Uno más Uno y La Jornada. La Fraternidad de Reporteros de México lamentó el fallecimiento de quien fue uno de sus fundadores.

15.01.2021. USA. Civil rights photographer Tom Lankford (photo, 85) dies of Covid-19. He took memorable photographs of the civil rights movement for the Birmingham News. The cause was complications of Covid-19, his daughter said. Mr. Lankford always took pride in his reporting, which earned him at least eight awards from The Associated Press and other organizations. And he believed his journalism helped push forward the civil rights movement in Birmingham.

15.01.2021. SOUTH AFRICA. Covid-19 claim lives of 4 SA journalists in one week. The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is mourning the deaths of four journalists who died in the past week from Covid-19 complications. SANEF has learnt with great sadness of the passing of Sunday Independent news editor and investigative journalist Solly Maphumulo (photo) ; Former Cape Argus photographer Enver Essop (54) ; resource coordinator in the SABC newsroom in KZN, Ismail Jinnah (65), and senior political journalist Knowldege Simelane of Ilanga Newspaper in KwaZulu-Natal (with the South African).

15.01.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Fernando Soares (photo), de 53 anos, morreu na nesta quinta-feira (14) por complicações da Covid-19, em Campina Grande. Fernando se dedicou por alguns anos ao relacionamento com a imprensa por meio da Associação Comercial de Campina Grande. Também foi presidente da Associação Campinense de Imprensa (ACI). O jornalista atuou, ainda, como assessor de comunicação da Federação das Câmaras de Dirigentes Lojistas da Paraíba (FCDL-PB).

15.01.2021. RUSSIA. On January 15, a famous sports journalist Valery Malko (photo) died at the age of 56 in Togliatti. He worked as a commentator on the main sporting events of the city, was the editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Sports Review of the Samara Province", the author and host of the "Fan Club" program. In December last year, in social networks, he announced that he was admitted to the hospital with a coronavirus.

15.01.2021. MEXICO. Más de seis periodistas mexiquenses han fallecido por COVID-19 en lo que va de enero: Francisco Javier Maldonado Muñoz (photo) periodista destacado en Querétaro ; Rosa linda García Rocha quien ejerció periodismo en el Valle de Toluca ; Manuel Macías Vázquez quien ejerció periodismo en Ecatepec ; Alfonso Torres que desempeñó su trabajo en el Valle de México ; José Luis Arzate Chávez, fotógrafo ; Santos Sánchez Albarrán, reportero del periódico “El Informante” (with asisucede.com)

15.01.2021. UKRAINE. According to the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU), 14 media workers have died from the coronavirus in Ukraine so far. Mostly these are people from the risk group, retirement age. But, according to the head of the NSJU, Sergei Tomilenko, young media workers also died.


13.01.2021. BRASIL. Jornalista que escreveu próprio obituário antes de ser intubado morre em Manaus. O jornalista Israel Pinheiro, 38 anos de idade, morreu ontem, vítima da covid-19. Ele era assessor do vereador Raulzinho (PSDB) e atuava como repórter no Blog da Amazônia. Atuava também como líder comunitário na Zona Norte de Manaus. Seu núcleo de atuação eram os bairros Terra Nova e Novo Israel.

- O jornalista e radialista André Luiz de Oliveira, de 59 anos, faleceu nesta madrugada de quarta-feira, dia 13. A confirmação foi feita pela família. Ele estava internado no hospital de Florianópolis, em Santa Catarina, houve suspeita de Covid-19 e teste foram aplicados.

12.01.2021. USA. Thomas Blackburn, who joined NCR as assistant news editor in 1965 and remained a regular columnist and contributor into the 1990s, died in Florida on Jan. 2 from complications of COVID-19. He was 86. After leaving NCR, Blackburn wrote for New Jersey's Trenton Times, followed by the Miami News and finally The Palm Beach Post, according to his obituary in the latter publication.

11.01.2021. BANGLADESH. 42nd and 43rd journalist died of Covid-19. Aslam Hossain (photo), publisher and editor of Jashore district's local newspaper daily Noapara, died of Covid-19 in Dhaka on Sunday January 10. He was 60. Aslam, also Noapara Press Club President, died at Labaid Hospital.  He tested positive for Covid-19 on December 3 last year.

11.01.2020. BANGLADESH. Senior journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan died of Covid-19 at a Dhaka hospital on Monday. Saily Prothom Alo joint editor Mizan was admitted to a private hospital in early December. Including Aslam and Mizan, a total of 43 journalists and media workers died of Covid-19 since April 2020, according to Our Media, Our Rights.

11.01.2020. BRASIL. O jornalista Stanley Gusman (photo) morreu na noite deste domingo, 10, aos 49 anos, após ter complicações relacionadas à Covid-19. O apresentador da TV Alterosa, afiliada do SBT em Minas Gerais, estava internado em estado grave devido ao coronavírus na UTI do Hospital Villa da Serra, em Belo Horizonte.

10.01.2020. SPAIN. Muere la periodista valenciana Maria Amparo Peris Pallardó. Fue redactora de Radio Nacional de España, pertenecía a Mujeres Periodistas del Mediterráneo y era académica de la RACV por Rocafort.

10.01.2020. BRASIL. O jornalista e produtor Raphael Acioli (photo), de 36 anos, morreu no Recife no domingo (10). O profissional, que foi assessor de artistas como Wesley Safadao e Joelma, estava internado há 46 dias no Hospital Memorial São José e, de acordo com a família, o falecimento ocorreu por insuficiência renal e hepática, agravadas pela Covid-19.

10.01.2021. ITALIA. Ha combattuto per giorni, poi le sue condizioni di sono aggravate. Il Covid ha fermato per sempre il cuore di Giuseppe Catania (photo), decano del giornalismo vastese. Il 3 gennaio aveva compiuto 91 anni. Nato nel 1930, in provincia di Messina, si era trasferito a Vasto con la famiglia nel 1943. Per oltre 60 anni, ha raccontato con i suoi articoli la vita vastese.

09.01.2020. PERU. El reconocido periodista deportivo y exdirigente del Juventud Perú, José Ricardo Alfaro (photo), partió a la eternidad causa del nuevo coronavirus. El integrante del Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos del Perú-Filial La Libertad estuvo internado en el Hospital de Alta Complejidad “Virgen de La Puerta” de La Esperanza. El periodismo liberteño y deportivo está de luto en Trujillo. “Lobito” se convierte en el sexto periodista de la región La Libertad que fallece a causa del Covid-19.

08.01.2021. PERU. En horas de la noche del pasado viernes 8 de enero, se dio a conocer la lamentable noticia del fallecimiento de Dante Mateo (73), recordado periodista y narrador deportivo que cautivó con su voz en varios goles de la Selección Peruana y clubes del torneo peruano. Según información de RPP, medio en el que laboró por varios años, todo hace indicar que la causa del fallecimiento del recordado narrador deportivo fue debido a complicaciones por la COVID-19.

08.01.2021. SOUTH AFRICA/ETHIOPIA. One Of The Sidama’s Staunch Voices, Habte Yakob Balicha Succumbs To Covid-19. Habte Yakob Balicha, 45 years old, has been key Media personality for the last decade. He has combined activism and Media management as he has tirelessly worked with the Sidama’s prominent politicians and human defenders from the land he sought refuge in South Africa. With the support of and in consultation with the Sidama Diaspora, Habte has started the Sidama TV in collaboration with the Oromia Media Network (OMN) which has facilitated the establishment of the Sidama Media Network (SMN). He was one of the key founding members of SMN.


07.01.2021. RUSSIA. Igor Saskov, (photo), a well-known journalist in the region, suddenly died in Abakan at the age of 48. The death of Igor Saskov was reported today by the 19rus.info news agency, where he worked as an editor. On Saturday, January 2, Saskov was admitted to the Abakan hospital. On Tuesday, January 5, he was transferred to an artificial respiration apparatus. On Thursday morning, January 7, Igor Saskov died.

07.01.2021. BRASIL. Jornalista Izinha Toscano (photo) morre aos 31 anos vítima de Covid-19. Com uma carreira premiada no jornalismo amazonense, Izinha foi finalista nos prêmios ‘Milton Cordeiro’ e também da Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Amazonas (Fapeam), quando ganhou na modalidade Estudante da categoria Internet, em 2013. Ex-repórter do Portal Amazônia, ela se destacou também no mesmo ano no Prêmio Onça Pintada, com reportagens sobre sustentabilidade na Amazônia.

- O jornalismo alagoano perdeu Ailton Carlos de Lima Villanova, que morreu aos 79 anos por complicações da covid-19. O jornalista estava internado há dias e faleceu na noite dessa quinta-feira (7). Pelas redes sociais, o filho de Ailton, Leo Villanova lamentou a morte do pai e agradeceu o apoio de familiares e amigos.

06.01.2021. USA. A leader of communications, policy, and journalism organizations, Tiffany Shackelford


(Age 46, photo) died December 27, 2020, after contracting COVID-19. At the time of her death, Tiffany


was executive director of the Society for News Design, a nonprofit organization for media leaders and visual


journalists. She was also associated with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.


From 2016 to 2019 she was the chief strategy officer and communications director for the National


Governors Association. Previous career highlights included leading the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and the


publishing practice for Phase2 Technology, and serving as assistant managing editor of Stateline, a news site funded by The Pew


Charitable Trusts that pioneered online-only content delivery in 1999. In the latter role, she helped found and served as


executive director of Capitolbeat, an association of statehouse reporters and editors. She also started and ran the Online News


Association's first local group in Washington, DC. Tiffany was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on July 31, 1974.


06.01.2021. UNITED KINGDOM/SOMALIA. One of the most famous veteran journalists of the BBC Somali Service has died in London, England. Ahmed Abdinur (photo) whose name and voice are well known in Somalia, died of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to his wife, Seynab Yasin Hirsi, a former female journalist. The news of his death came as a shock to the BBC staff in general, and to his colleagues and to all who saw him as a role model. Ahmed Abdinur joined the BBC in June 1996 and became a reporter for the Somali Language Service in Mogadishu.

06.01.2021. BRASIL. Marco Antônio Viezzer (photo), faleceu, aos 76 anos, na madrugada desta quarta-feira (6), no Hospital Arcanjo São Miguel, em Gramado. Marcão comandou o jornal Nova Época, desde 1986 até 1999, quando fundou o Jornal de Canela, seguindo na função de diretor do veículo de comunicação até meados de 2010. Por alguns anos, foi responsável pelo único jornal impresso de Canela. Ainda, Viezzer assumiu o comando da Associação de Diários e Jornais do Interior, a Adjori, e foi presidente do PDT canelense.

06.01.2021. BRASIL. O jornalista Adão Nereu (photo), de 62 anos, morreu na noite de terça-feira (5) após contrair Covid-19, em Bauru (SP). Adão fez carreira em Bauru, onde foi apresentador durante 15 anos do Globo Esporte na TV Globo Oeste Paulista, atual TV TEM, no tempo em que o programa era gravado na cidade. Na cidade, Nereu também trabalhou no Diário de Bauru, Jornal da Cidade e foi assessor na Câmara de Vereadores. Depois, passou pela TV Fronteira, em Presidente Prudente, e TV TEM, em Jundiaí.

06.01.2021. COLOMBIA. Periodistas, productores, grabadores y personal de radio, acompañados de autoridades, expresaron las condolencias a la familia de Danilo Salgado Gracia (photo) quien murió tras su contagio con el coronavirus. Salgado Gracia, de 61 años, era una persona apreciada en la actividad radial en la que prestó servicios en Todelar y Radio Cadena Nacional (RCN), en la que completaba más de 30 años.

04.01.2011. BRASIL. Jornalista Agnaldo Oliveira (photo) morre vítima de Covid-19, em Manaus. Ele foi repórter na Rede Amazônica e gerente de jornalismo do canal de televisão Amazonsat. Foi vencedor de vários prêmios de jornalismo.

04.01.2021. COLOMBIA. «El palabrero de la radio», el periodista guajiro que murió por COVID-19. Enrique Herrera (photo), uno de los communicadores más reconocidos del departamento, luchó durante 21 días por sobrevivir a la enfermedad. Como un defensor de lo justo, apático a la corrupción, soñador con una Guajira diferente y crítico de los gobiernos es recordado Enrique Herrera.

01.01.2021. BRASIL. Na manhã deste dia 01 de janeiro, foi confirmada a morte da jornalista Ananda Valente (photo), de 30 anos, mais uma vítima da Covid-19. De acordo com as primeiras informações, Ananda, que era assessora de imprensa do Centro Universitário de Volta Redonda (Unifoa), estava internada no Hospital Regional desde o último dia 17 e na madrugada desta sexta-feira acabou não resistindo.

01.01.2021. MEXICO. Dos más. El comunicador y periodista Carlos Félix Gaxiola (photo), falleció el primer día de el 2021 víctima del Covid-19. El deceso de quien fuera colaborador de El Sol de Cuernavaca y El Sol de Cuautla, deja consternación en el periodismo morelense al que sirvió con profesionalismo durante por lo menos 30 años. Félix fue docente de niveles medio superior y superior, y contribuyó a la formación de generaciones de periodistas que expresaron su duelo a través de redes sociales desde que se conoció la noticia por la tarde de este viernes. Para el 31 de diciembre tambien murió Rigo Alemán reportero de la zona sur del Estado.

05.01.2021. PEC press release. More than 600 journalists died of Covid-19 in 59 countries in ten months in 2020, that is to say 60 per month, or two per day on average, announced Tuesday in Geneva the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) // Plus de 600 journalistes sont morts du Covid-19 dans 59 pays en dix mois en 2020, soit 60 par mois, ou deux par jour en moyenne, a annoncé mardi à Genève la Presse Emblème Campagne (PEC) // Más de 600 periodistas murieron por la Covid-19 en 59 países en diez meses en 2020 (o sea 60 por mes, o dos por día), en promedio, anunció la Campaña Emblema de Prensa (PEC) este martes // Comunicado de imprensa PEC: Mais de 600 jornalistas morreram de Covid-19 em dez meses em 2020.

Read the PEC press release on PEC NEWS English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic


31.12.2020.  BRASIL. Após 22 dias lutando contra a covid-19, o jornalista Guilherme Villalba
Zurutuza Filho (photo) morreu na noite de ontem (30), no hospital El Kadri, em Campo
Grande. Ele havia completado 64 anos no dia 23 de dezembro, quando já estava internado.
Conhecido em toda imprensa regional, Guilherme Filho trabalhou no extinto Diário da Serra,
comandou a comunicação do governo do Estado durante as gestões dos ex-governadores
Wilson Martins e André Puccinelli. No início do ano o jornalista assumiu a direção de jornalismo da CBN Campo Grande.

31.12.2020. BRASIL. O jornalista e escritor Gustavo Roman (photo) morreu aos 45 anos de idade nesta quarta-feira, 30, em decorrência de complicações da Covid-19. O comentarista e narrador do DAZN no Brasil permanecia internado nos Estados Unidos desde o mês de novembro e publicava nas redes sociais o avanço do tratamento contra a doença.

29.12.2020. ITALIA. Ancora due altre vittime del covid-19 in Italia. E' morta per Covid Livia Giustolisi (69 anni, photo), giornalista, prima a Repubblica, poi ad Epoca e quindi per 30 anni alla Rai. Livia è stata anche motore del premio 'Giustizia e Libertà' intitolato al padre Franco, firma storica del giornalismo d'inchiesta, inviato speciale di Paese Sera, L'Ora di Palermo, Il Giorno, Tv7 e a lungo firma dell'Espresso, autore fra l'altro del saggio "L'armadio della vergogna" sulla stragi naziste in Italia.

In Campania questa volta la vittima si chiamava Mario Anzevino, aveva 44 anni, ed era un professore in una scuola di Afragola, in provincia di Napoli, e anche giornalista pubblicista e navigator della Regione Campania. Mario aveva contratto il covid all’inizio del mese di dicembre.

29.12.2020. URUGUAY. El docente de artes plásticas, publicista, periodista y diseñador gráfico Thomas Lowy falleció este martes. Nacido en 1947, el artista también fue director de Cultura de la Intendencia de Montevideo a finales de los ochenta, y entre 1995 y 2000, fue director nacional de Cultura del Ministerio de Educación y Cultura. Lowy también fue fundador, miembro del Consejo editor y diagramador del Semanario Jaque, que a comienzos de los ochenta fue esencial para el periodismo uruguayo.
29.12.2020. MEXICO. Muere la periodista Martha Acevedo (photo) por Covid-19. 
Martha Acevedo trabajó en diversos medios, entre ellos, en El Sol de León, donde fue editora. 
La periodista que dirigía el portal Avenida Digital, Martha Acevedo, murió la tarde de este martes 
a consecuencia del Covid-19. Esta información la dio a conocer su hija Vera Acevedo mediante
una publicación de Facebook.

28.12.2020. MEXICO. A través de un comunicado se informó sobre el fallecimiento de Luis Enrique Mercado Sánchez (photo), quien fungía como director de Imagen Zacatecas y de la radiodifusora La Voz. Se supo, que el periodista zacatecano había sido hospitalizad debido a complicaciones asociadas al Covid-19, y que lamentablemente hoy perdió la vida. Fue el pasado 11 de diciembre cuando por medio de sus redes sociales había escrito un emotivo mensaje para despedir a su hermana Susana, quien también murió a causa del virus.

28.12.2020. ECUADOR. César Burgos Flor (photo), maestro de un sinnúmero de periodistas y comunicadores guayaquileños, murió a sus 75 años, la madrugada del 27 de diciembre por complicaciones de COVID-19. Burgos, licenciado en Ciencias de la Educación y en Comunicación Social por la Universidad de Guayaquil (Premio Contenta), quien se desempeñó como cronista y redactor en las revistas Vistazo y La Otra, y en el diario La Razón, fue internado en el Omni Hospital hace más de quince días.

27.12.2020. USA. El periodista hondureño Marvin Sandoval (photo) murió este domingo en la ciudad de Nueva York, Estados Unidos, tras perder la batalla contra el Covid-19, información confirmada por su colega Eduardo Solano. El hondureño Marvin Sandoval laboró para la cadena estadounidense ESPN Deportes Radio y en Ronda Deportiva.

27.12.2020. MEXICO. Víctima de covid-19, este sábado murió el periodista radiofónico Virgilio Edison Solís (photo), de 47 años, quien durante más de dos décadas ejerció la labor informativa a través de estaciones del grupo Radiorama en esta entidad. Originario de Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, el periodista llegó a Colima a finales de la década de los 90, donde además de la actividad en la radio, también condujo temporalmente un programa televisivo en el Canal 51 de Telecable, del municipio de Tecomán. Edison Solís actualmente conducía en la capital del estado el noticiero Noticias en el Blanco, en la radioemisora La Bestia Grupera.

26.12.2020. USA. Cody Lowe (photo with his wife), 68, a longtime beloved Roanoke Times reporter, columnist and editor, died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19, his family said. He was best known for his weekly religion column, The Back Pew. He also was the paper’s religion reporter, writing about weighty topics and controversial figures such as Jerry Falwell, abortion and the fundamentalist shift of the Southern Baptist Convention. During his 30-plus years at The Roanoke Times, Lowe was also a copy editor, the first editor of the newspaper’s Neighbors section and a Roanoke County government reporter.
26.12.2020. TURKEY.  Zozo Toledo (photo), 83, known as Turkey’s first paparazzo and who has worked for Hürriyet daily for many years, has died in an Istanbul hospital where he was being treated for Covid-19. The 83-year-old journalist, who was buried in the Hasköy Jewish Cemetery, photographed many famous names and Hollywood stars, including Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot and Sean Connery.
26.12.2020. BRASIL. Normando Sóracles (photo), radialista e ex-vereador de Juazeiro do Norte (CE), morreu em razão de complicações da covid-19. Ele estava internado no Hospital São Camilo, em Fortaleza, após testar positivo para Covid-19, no início de dezembro. O quadro da doença se agravou na quinta-feira (24). A família do radialista, que vinha informando sobre a saúde de Armando por meio das redes sociais, confirmou sua morte.

26.12.2020. MEXICO. Víctimas de Covid 19, este viernes fallecieron en Tijuana el periodista Manuel Suárez Soto (photo) y el empresario Luis González, padre del alcalde Arturo González Cruz. Durante la mañana, el conductor del programa matutino "Usted tiene la palabra" de la cadena PSN, murió luego de permanecer siete días en un centro hospitalario. De 70 años de edad, Suárez Soto estuvo frente al micrófono por más de cuatro décadas.

25.12.2020. ZIMBABWE. Veteran Journalist Dongozi Died From Covid-19. There are strong indications late Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (Zuj) secretary general Foster Dongozi (photo) died of Covid-19. The veteran journalist died at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare on Wednesday. Latest developments have linked Dongozi’s death to Covid-19. He was 48.

24.12.2020. PAKISTAN. 22 journalists lost their life after contracting Covid-19. During his visit to National Press Club (NPC), Islamabad on December 24, Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the deaths of journalists due to COVID-19. Speaking to a condolence reference, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that some 22 journalists from across the country have so far lost their lives after contracting deadly COVID-19. Siddiqui said that the journalists were among the most vulnerable groups having risks of contracting coronavirus due to their nature job. Praying rich tribute to deceased journalists Arshad Waheed Chaudhry and Tariq Mehmood Malik, he said the MQM had a long association with these journalists. He said that they were trying to arrange reasonable compensation for the families of the journalists who died due to COVID-19 (with APP).

23.12.2020. MEXICO. El reconocido periodista Guillermo Wong Saavedra (photo) falleció el 23 de diciembre en la ciudad de Veracruz, tras luchar contra los síntomas de la covid-19 durante varios días. Guillermo Wong deja tras de sí una larga trayectoria periodística, en la que incursionó tanto en el público nacional como estatal, ya que fungió por varios años como jefe de prensa en Televisa Radio. Asimismo, fue director de noticieros en Telever y posteriormente de forma independiente en el medio de comunicación que comandaba junto a su esposa, la periodista Aracely Baizabal.

22.12.2020. BANGLADESH. Veteran journalist and freedom fighter Khondaker Ataul Haque passed away on Tuesday. He was 73. The acting editor of fortnightly Alor Michil breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital on Tuesday afternoon. He was admitted to the hospital on December 13 with fever and had later tested positive for COVID-19.

21.12.2020. ITALIA. Covid-19 : è morto Francesco Minnini (63 anni, photo), storico collaboratore del settimanale «Toscana Oggi», dopo aver lottato per oltre un mese e mezzo. Iscritto all’ ordine dei giornalisti dal 1982 aveva collaborato con diverse riviste et quotidiani tra cui «La rivista del cinematografo», «Avvenire», «Espressione giovani» et «Punti di riferimento». Sin dalla fondazione, nel 1983, e ancora prima con «L’Osservatore Toscano», curava la critica cinematografica per «Toscano Oggi».

21.12.2020. COLOMBIA. Murió Marco Tulio Quintero, reconocido periodista y locutor santandereano, por Covid-19. En el Hospital de San Gil falleció este domingo el reconocido periodista y locutor santandereano, Marco Tulio Quintero, tras permanecer durante varios días en la unidad de cuidados intensivos luchando contra el Covid-19. Hay luto en Santander por la muerte de Marco Tulio Quintero, cuya voz se extendió por toda la provincia guanentina en su trabajo en la emisora La Caliente 1330 y el canal de televisión local, Telesangil.

18.12.2020. ITALY. 34 journalists have been killed in Italy by the coronavirus. Colleagues, professionals
and publicists, who died following the Sars-Cov2 infection. A sad list that we believe it is our duty to
publish to emphasize that even journalists are at the forefront of the war against a virus that does not
discount anyone. These the journalists victims of Covid-19 in Italy according to
giornalistitalia.it:

ITALIA. Sono 34 i giornalisti uccisi, in Italia, dal coronavirus. Colleghi, professionisti e pubblicisti, morti in seguito al contagio da Sars-Cov2. Un triste elenco che riteniamo doveroso pubblicare per sottolineare che anche i giornalisti sono in prima linea nella guerra contro un virus che non fa sconti a nessuno. Questi, dunque, i giornalisti vittime del Covid-19 in Italia:


Giovanni Bartoloni, 51 anni (Roma), Riccardo Bellentani, 69 anni (Bergamo), Maurizio Centini, 71 anni (Massa), Roberto Consiglio, 82 anni (Foggia), Beppe Del Colle, 89 anni (Torino), Rino Felappi, 96 anni (Milano), Ettore Franca, 78 anni (Pesaro), Carlo Franco, 82 anni (Napoli), Franco Galelli, 55 anni (Brescia), Luigi Ioele, 80 anni (Roma), Massimo Mainardi, 78 anni (Pesaro), Gianluca Mannato, 44 anni (Benevento), Raffaele Masto, 66 anni (Milano), Rosario Mazzitelli, 71 anni (Napoli), Luciano Mecarozzi, 80 anni (Udine), Lidia Menapace, 96 anni (Bolzano), Paolo Micai, 60 anni (Genova), Gianni Molè, 61 anni (Ragusa), Stefano Montomoli, 69 anni (Siena), Nestore Morosini, 83 anni (Milano), Luciano Pellicani, 81 anni (Roma), Sergio Perego, 72 anni (Lecco), Mario Proto, 67 anni (Roma), Gaetano Rebecchini, 95 anni (Roma), Mons. Vincenzo Rini, 75 anni (Cremona), Francesco Ruotolo, 74 anni (Napoli), Marcello Sanzo, 85 anni (Novara), Giuseppe Scaccianoce (Pino Scaccia), 74 anni (Roma), Angelo Sferrazza, 84 anni (Roma), Vincenzo Trapella, 87 anni, Codigoro (Ferrara), Claudio Traversa, 54 anni (operatore tv, Bari), Lillo Venezia, 70 anni (Catania), Roberto Vitali, 74 anni (Bergamo), Tony Zermo, 89 anni (Catania)

Sono loro gli uomini dell’informazione ufficialmente uccisi dal virus in Italia dall’inizio dell’emergenza ad oggi. Parliamo – attenzione – delle vittime accertate, perché in molti casi segnalati alla redazione di Giornalisti Italia – colleghi morti di infarto o polmonite dopo una febbre alta, nella prima fase della pandemia –, non essendo stata eseguita alcuna autopsia, non è stato possibile attribuire il decesso al coronavirus (giornalistitalia.it)

18.12.2020. MEXICO. Este jueves se informó el fallecimiento de Raymundo Rivera Enríquez (photo), primer periodista en Michoacán que muere a causa de Covid-19. Según datos proporcionados por la también periodista, Bertha Guillermina Castellanos Árciga, el comunicador se encontraba activo en el municipio de Zamora, donde laboró en los medios: Diario de Zamora o Z de Zamora; Pregonero de Zamora; y, fue corresponsal en diversos diarios estatales.

18.12.2020. BRASIL. Morreu nesta quinta-feira (17) vítima da Covid-19, o jornalista Régis Vera Cruz Marques (photo), aos 62 anos. Ele estava internado na UTI do Hospital Centro Médico, em São Luís. Régis Marques atuou em vários órgãos de comunicação, como Jornal de Hoje e Diário do Norte, e foi diretor de Comunicação da Assembleia Legislativa do Maranhão. Régis Marques era filho do jornalista Vera Cruz Marques, que foi cassado pelo golpe de 1964.

17.12.2020. PAKISTAN. Pakistan’s senior journalist Tariq Mahmood (photo) died of Covid-19 aggravated complications on 16 December  night  at an Islamabad based hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for some days. Malik (55) tested positive for novel corona virus infections  a few weeks back
and he was hospitalized with respiratory problems. He used to work for ARY News, Neo TV, Samaa TV and Hum News.

16.12.2020. MEXICO. El 15 de diciembre, el periodista Genaro Fuentes Vélez (photo), corresponsal del Heraldo de Chihuahua en Delicias, falleció a causa del Covid-19. Egresado de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Fuentes llegó a Delicias a finales de los 80´s, logrando su primera incursión al periodismo en el Diario de Delicias; después, en 1993, comenzó como coordinador del Heraldo, en la misma ciudad chihuahuense.
16.12.2020. BRASIL. Faleceu nesta terça-feira (15) o jornalista e comentarista esportivo Orlando Duarte, vítima de complicações do novo coronavírus. Ele tinha 88 anos e estava internado há três semanas em um hospital de São Paulo.https://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/ebc.png?id=1396497&o=nodehttps://agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/ebc.gif?id=1396497&o=node Orlando esteve na cobertura jornalística de 14 Copas do Mundo e dez edições de Olimpíadas. Trabalhou nas TVs Globo, Band, Gazeta, SBT e Cultura e nas rádios Bandeirantes, Gazeta, Trianon e Jovem Pan, passando pela Rádio Nacional em 2014, onde comentou o Mundial disputado no Brasil. Ele também escreveu mais de 30 livros sobre esportes, ganhando o apelido de "eclético".

16.12.2020. USA. Ann Criswell (photo), who shaped the Houston Chronicle’s food and home cooking coverage for more than three decades and championed Houston’s dining scene as it grew to prominence, died Dec. 15. She was 87. Criswell died of complications from COVID-19, which she contracted while a resident of an assisted living home in College Station.
16.12.2020. UNITED KINGDOM.  Tributes to retired journalist after care home covid death. Retired national newspaper reporter Alex Lindsay (photo) only saw his wife up close once in nine months during pandemic. Alex Lindsay died on December 5 after contracting Covid-19 in the Burscough facility which has sparked a wave of tributes about him. A former Sunday Express reporter whose national newspaper career spanned 40 years, he interviewed The Queen and Princess Ann, and dined at the palace.

16.12.2020. ARGENTINA. Son horas de tristeza y desconsuelo en Tucuman porque, este lunes y luego de darle pelea al coronavirus, el periodista, conductor televisivo y locutor radial, Carlos Rojkés (photo), falleció en la capital de la provincia. El histórico y tradicional presentador del programa "A las 7" se había contagiado de Covid-19 y se encontraba hospitalizado desde hace varios días, pero finalmente no consiguió superar el grave cuadro en el que estaba inmerso y murió a los 69 años.

15.12.2020. USA. Longtime Alaska journalist Rosemary Shinohara died of complications from the coronavirus on Dec. 13 in Anchorage. She was 73. After a stop in the Midwest, Shinohara embarked on a career that spanned more than 40 as a reporter and editor documenting Alaska, mostly at the Anchorage Daily News. She wrote about land-use planning and public transportation, traffic plans and taxes, local elections, parks, housing and arcane neighborhood disputes.

15.12.2020. AZERBAIJAN. Journalist Rashad Suleimanov dies of coronavirus. Founder and 
editor-in-chief of the military-technological magazine Azeri Defense, renowned journalist
Rashad Suleimanov (photo), has died of co
ronavirus.
15.12.2020. INDIA. Two more journalists died of Covid-19, in total 53 in India. One more Indian journalist dies of Covid-19 Mani Kumar Rai (photo), a senior journalist based in Siliguri of eastern India died of Covid-19 complications on  12 December 2020.  Rai (53) was associated with Nepali language daily Himalaya Darpan. Earlier he worked for Sagarmatha Weekly. He was admitted to Siliguri district hospital after complaining breathlessness. He tested positive for novel coronavirus infection and succumbed to it during the treatment.

- Kerala’s senior journalist D Vijayamohan, who was under treatment for Covid-19 at a private hospital in New Delhi, passed away on 15 December. Vijayamohan (65)  was working as a senior coordinating editor for Malayala Manorama. Hailed from Thiruvananthapuram and completed post-graduation in Economics from Kerala University,
Vijayamohan lately settled in the national capital.
13.12.2020. RUSSIA. Poetess and journalist from Cherepovets Tatiana Zhmaylo (photo)
dies of coronavirus. Tatyana Zhmaylo is the author of the poetry books "G Minor",
"The Alphabet of Rain", a member of the Union of Russian Writers. She lived in the city
of metallurgists and worked as a journalist for the Voice of Cherepovets newspaper.
13.12.2020. BRASIL. Mais três jornalistas morreram de coronavírus. O jornalista Alexandre Nunes 
(photo, 62 anos), morreu na madrugada deste sábado (12), por complicações da Covid-19, em Santa Rita, Paraíba. Ele estava internado no Hospital Metropolitano Dom José Maria Pires e foi intubado há 2 dias, por conta do agravamento da doença. Ele prestava serviços atualmente no Jornal A União/Empresa Paraibana de Comunicação (EPC).

- O jornalismo regional do Campo das Vertentes perdeu ontem (13/12) a figura do jornalista Alair Xavier, proprietário do site de notícias AFX Notícias. O comunicador estava internado há quase dois meses com COVID-19. De acordo com informações, Alair teve complicações decorrentes da doença e não resistiu.

- Na madruga desta quinta-feira, 10, faleceu vítima de Covid o Jornalista Edenir Silva. Edenir tinha 59 anos, dois filhos e ficou 12 dias internado em busca de recuperação das complicações da COVID-19. O jornalista, que sempre teve como maior característica ser um profissional polêmico no meio jornalístico, trabalhou por alguns anos aqui na Rádio Sintonia de Ituporanga e por várias vezes também aqui na Capital da Cebola ficou a frente da assessoria de Imprensa da Prefeitura do município.

12.12.2020. MEXICO. La mañana de este 12 de diciembre se dio a conocer el fallecimiento en Hermosillo de Alán Aviña (photo), quien trabajaba como reportero en la televisora nacional TV Azteca, a causa del Covid-19. A través de redes sociales se comenzó a difundir la información; mientras que sus compañeros del medio organizaron una colecta para ayudar a la familia del reportero y cubrir los gastos funerarios.

12.12.2020. REPUBLICA DOMINICANA. Falleció afectado de coronavirus el veterano periodista, Luís Núñez Galán (photo), en el distrito municipal de Sabana del Puerto, donde residía junto a su familia. Núñez Galán, se desempeñó por muchos años como corresponsal del periódico La Información de Santiago, donde desarrolló una gran labor periodística.

12.12.2020. TURKEY. The correspondent of the Qatari Al-Jazeera channel in Turkey, the Palestinian-jordanian journalist Omar Khashram (photo, 57 years), died, on Saturday in Ankara, of his infection with the Coronavirus. Through their Twitter accounts, Khashram’s colleagues on Al-Jazeera took turns to mourn his death, praising his track record of media coverage. Khashram was a correspondent for Al-Jazeera in Syria during the early years of the revolution, before he became its correspondent in Turkey since 2014. Khashram was hit directly by shrapnel that lodged in one of his lungs while covering the Syrian revolution in Aleppo in 2012. His career spanned more than 40 years, and his work varied between television, radio and the written press. He joined Al-Jazeera in 2004, and participated in numerous field and war coverage in Turkey, Syria, Libya, Azerbaijan and other regions of the world. The last field coverage in the fighting areas was during the war that broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia last September, when he was on the ground, and a video clip was published at the time documenting his survival during the clashes (with Al-Jazeera).

11.12.2020. AFGHANISTAN. Well-known Afghan writer and media activist Rahnaward Zaryab has died from COVID-19 at a hospital in Kabul. He was 76. Zaryab was hospitalized recently after testing positive for the coronavirus and passed away early on December 11, his colleague Lotfullah Najafizada said on Twitter. Zaryab is regarded as the most influential contemporary writer in Afghanistan and had been working as editor in chief of Tolo TV, the country's largest broadcaster.

10.12.2020. INDIA. More India Covid-19 death. Popular journalist and Hindi poet Manglesh Dabral (72, photo) died of Covid-19 complications last night (9 December 2020) at  All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment.  The prestigious Sahitya Akademi award  winner tested positive for novel corona virus infection a few days back. Born in Kafalpani village of  Uttarakhand State,  Dabral started his journalism career with Hindi newspaper Patriot and later worked for Pratipaksh, Aaspaas, Purvagrah, Amrit Prabhat, Jansatta, Sahara Samay. Dabral's poetry has been translated in all major Indian languages and also foreign languages like English, Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish and Bulgarian.
08.12.2020. RUSSIA. Semyon Chasovskikh, a lawyer and journalist from Gubkin, died. Information appeared in social 
networks that he died of coronavirus. The man was 33 years old.
07.12.2020. ZIMBABWE. Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s Janet Munyaka (photo) dies of Covid-19 in Harare. She succumbed to Covid-19 last night at the age of 48.  Munyaka was ZBC diplomatic correspondent by the time of her death. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa yesterday described Munyaka as an accomplished journalist. Munyaka served as municipal, health and politics reporter for a long time.
07.12.2020. TURKEY. 15 journalists died of coronavirus. The Federation of Journalists of Turkey (TGF) has announced today that 15 journalists have lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the onset of the outbreak in the country in mid-March. In a statement released by the TGF, it has been stressed that journalists are among the occupational groups most affected by the pandemic. Underlining the serious increase in the number of cases and deaths, the TGF has noted that journalists contract the virus while they are doing their job and they are one of the risk groups in that regard. According to the statement, the following journalists have lost their lives since the outbreak of the pandemic in Turkey: Hikmet Bakan / Van - Atv - Show Tv ; Yılmaz Tarancı / Diyarbakır - dokuz/haber.com; Akif Çelik / Malatya – Anatolia Sports Media and Columnists Association; Cengiz Koncuk / Antep - Amatörce Newspaper; Ahmet Kekeç / İstanbul Star; Hacı Bozkurt / Adıyaman - Demirören News Agency (DHA) Ferhat Koç / Ankara - Milli Gazete; Hasan Can / TRT - Konya Ereğli; Süleyman Usta / Rize - Sarıyer Newspaper, Çay TV; İbrahim Toru / Urfa - Kanal Urfa TVİlhan Erk / Adana / Sports Columnist; Tevfik Fazlı Doğan / Hatay - Zafer Newspaper; Yakup Kocabaş / Gazipaşa-Antalya - Gündem Newspaper (RT/SD)Süleyman Şah Gökcan / Şah Medya; Hıdır Keleş / Halk Gazetesi (with bianet.org and Global Journalism Council)
06.12.2020. PORTUGAL. Morreu o jornalista Pedro Camacho (photo) vítima de covid-19. O jornalista Pedro Camacho, antigo diretor de informação da Lusa e atualmente à frente da Direção de Inovação e Novos Projetos, morreu este sábado aos 59 anos, vítima de covid-19, depois de várias semanas internado no Hospital de Cascais. Pedro Camacho liderou a Lusa entre 2015 e 2018, já depois de ter dirigido a revista Visão entre 2005 e 2015. No seu currículo constam passagens pelos jornais Público e Diário de Notícias, nos quais, entre várias funções, foi responsável pelas respetivas editorias de Economia.
06.12.2020. BRASIL. O jornalista e presidente da Fundação Antares, Humberto Coelho (photo), 60 anos, morreu no final da tarde deste sábado (5) após lutar por mais de 30 dias contra a Covid-19. A morte de Humberto provoca uma comoção na rede social. Humberto é formado em comunicação, filosofia e teologia. Era um profissional defensor das rádios comunitárias, atuou por vários anos em Rádios da capital. Trabalhou na Rádio Pioneira de Teresina e lá iniciou o movimento de rádios comunitárias no Piauí. Foi um dos fundadores da rádio 1º de Maio, a primeira rádio comunitária de Teresina criada pelos trabalhadores. Quando começou a trabalhar no governo em 2002 ajudou a fundar a Rádio Esperança FM. Foi o primeiro coordenador do departamento de políticas públicas para comunicação do Piauí.

- O radialista esportivo Júnior de Souza morreu, em Senador Canedo, na sexta-feira, 4 de dezembro, aos 45 anos. O comunicador estava internado há alguns dias após ter contraído a Covid-19. Ele morava em Senador Canedo, onde atuava profissionalmente. Aqui em Goiânia trabalhou na Rádio Jornal, Rádio Brasil Central, Rádio Aliança, Bandeirantes 820, Rádio Rio Vermelho e Fonte TV. Durante muitos anos fez a cobertura do Vila Nova Futebol Clube.

06.12.2020. BANGLADESH. At least 40 media workers have died of COVID-19 and with its symptoms across the country since April. On Saturday, the Sirajganj correspondent of private television channel RTV, Sukanta Sen (photo), died of COVID-19 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital at the age of 45. Including Sukanta, a total of 28 media workers, including journalists, died of COVID and 12 died with symptoms since the spread of the disease in March. According to the media houses and journalists’ organisations, 1,068 journalists and media workers contracted COVID-19 until Friday. Of them, 760 were from Dhaka and 308 from other districts. All the media workers were from 122 newspapers, 32 television channels, 38 internet news portals, five radios and two news agencies.

 06.12.2020. SOUTH AFRICA. 25 journalists died due to Covid-19 in Africa since March, a huge difference with Latin America (280 dead). African journalists have a better experience dealing with epidemics, said PEC Secretary-General Blaise Lempen on the South African radio (SABC News): https://iono.fm/e/966945

05.12.2020. MEXICO. El fotoperiodista Alejandro Sánchez Rodríguez (photo), colaborador de La Verdad y profesor de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), murió la tarde de este viernes. Tenía 59 años. Familiares confirmaron que falleció en el Hospital General de Ciudad Juárez, donde era atendido por problemas de salud que se complicaron con síntomas de probable COVID-19. Durante su carrera como fotoperiodista laboró para Semanario Ahora, El Diario de Juárez, Norte de Ciudad Juárez, Newsweek, Presencia Diocesana y en La Verdad desde junio de 2018. Su trabajo se exhibió de manera simultánea en varios países. Recientemente fue incluido en la exposición ‘100 imágenes’ que se montó en Rusia, Perú y Polonia.

04.12.2020. RUSSIA. Radio journalist Alexei Zakhartsev died after fighting the coronavirus, the Union of Journalists of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region reported on Thursday. Alexei was only 53 years old. The Union expressed condolences to the family and friends of Zakhartsev.

04.12.2020. UNITED KINGDOM. A former regional news and sports editor has died aged 64 after contracting coronavirus. Tributes have been paid to Simon Haydon (photo), who worked for the KM Group between 2002 and 2005 and also spent time as a journalist working both nationally and internationally. Simon, pictured, initially joined the group as a sub-editor and then became then sports editor at the Kent Messenger. He also served as a news editor in Medway and was also known for his Man in Black column about being a local football referee.

03.12.2020. INDIA. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) welcomes the statement of the Press Council of India (PCI) urging the Indian Union government and province administrations to recognize the journalists, who died of Covid-19, as corona warriors like the practicing doctors and other essential health staff and provide them with the same benefits. In a letter to the Centre and all state governments as well as union territories, adopted in a unanimous resolution, the Press Council of India (PCI) also called for framing and implementing a group insurance scheme for journalists in line with the schemes already made by the Haryana government. So far, 51 journalists died from Covid-19 in India.

03.12.2020. México. Tres periodistas más murieron por Covid en México.  Jesús Luis-Morán
photo), quien fue galardonado con la presea Estado de México en 2019, fallece por Covid-19
a los 47 anos de etad. La cotidianidad con las que los periodistas salen a la calle en medio de
una pandemia y, en muchas ocasiones, sin los recursos para poder protegerse, deja en evidencia
la vulnerabilidad con la que hacen su trabajo, expusieron sus compañeros.

Ricardo Gámez Ponce, pionero de la información policiaca en la televisión de Aguascalientes, sucumbió el pasado martes ante el Covid-19 con apenas 54 años. Con un estilo que al instante capturaba al televidente, el periodista Ricardo Gámez Ponce se hizo de un muy merecido sitio en la nota roja de Aguascalientes. A través de Trecevisa e Informa2, en los años 90, posteriormente en Cable Canal y, más recientemente en sus propias redes sociales y página web, reportómiles de hechos policiacos.

La crónica deportiva de Mexicali está de luto, pues este miércoles falleció el periodista de deportes, Manuel Ramos Saldamando, debido a complicaciones de salud generadas por el coronavirus. Nacido en Hermosillo, Sonora, pero radicado en Mexicali desde 1953, Ramos Saldamando tuvo una trayectoria de 60 años en los medios de comunicación, donde fue reportero y columnista de Periódico La Crónica. 

04.12.2020. COLOMBIA. Muere a causa del Covid-19 el cronista colombiano Mauricio Bravo Cerón (photo). Durante su carrera en el periodismo, Mauricio Bravo Cerón se destacó especialmente como cronista, siempre en su tierra natal. Amante también del cine, a sus 39 años deja como legado las historias que perdurarán en la memoria de sus lectores. Crónicas a las que les dedicó lo mejor de su talento, rigor, tiempo y sobre todo pasión.
02.12.2020. USA. Ben Bova (photo), longtime Naples Daily News columnist, dies at 88 from COVID-19 complications. A prolific writer, Bova authored more than 200 works of science fact and fiction, including short stories, essays, newspaper articles, non-fiction works and novels. Ben Bova received numerous honors through the years. He was a lifetime achievement recipient from the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, won six Hugo Awards (highest honor for science fiction writing) and served as president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the National Space Society. He also served as the editor of Analog Magazine and the editorial director of Omni,  a science and science fiction magazine.
02.12.202. España. Muere el periodista Pablo Checa (photo, a la derecha) por Covid-19. Pablo Checa Sánchez, que estuvo ligado a LA GACETA durante 40 años, falleció en el Hospital de Salamanca víctima de la Covid-19. Pablo Checa, de origen jiennense se asentó en Salamanca hace varias décadas para desarrollar su labor periodística en temas de caza y pesca y en la práctica totalidad de los medios de comunicación charros. Pablo era toda una institución entre sus compañeros y era uno de los miembros destacados del grupo Periodipesca, una entidad qué aglutina a los mejores medios de comunicación nacionales dedicados a la caza y a la pesca.

02.12.2020. UGANDA. A renown radio presenter and former RDC for Lyantonde district Sulaiman Tiguragara Matojo (photo) has 1st Dec. passed on at Mulago hospital. Matojo who has been working with Crooze Fm succumbed to COVID 19 according to sources. Sources say that Tiguragara was admitted at Mulago hospital after he collapsed from his office on Friday 27th Nov.2020. Tiguragara a Publicist Ankole Cultural Trust, Coordinator NRM Journalists Network worked with Radio Uganda in 1980 where he was a newscaster, a producer and his most favorite programs were Africa Special, a replica of BBC Focus on Africa.

02.12.2020. BRASIL. Morreu na madrugada desta segunda-feira (30), aos 83 anos, o fotógrafo Sergio Jorge (photo), um dos grandes ícones da fotografia brasileira. Ele estava internado há mais de duas semanas, num hospital de São Paulo com diagnosticado de Covid-19 e sua passagem foi confirmada pelo seu filho, através das redes socais. Sergio Jorge teve uma carreira brilhante com passagens pelas redações do "O Dia" e "A Gazeta" entre décadas de 1950 e 1960, e pela revista "Manchete" nas décadas de 1960 e 1970. Sergio usou sua câmera para registrar momentos marcantes da história brasileira como o milésimo gol do Pelé, a inauguração de Brasília, as primeiras corridas no Autódromo de Interlagos, a demarcação territorial brasileira no Polo Sul, a construção da rodovia Belém-Brasília, entre outros.

Morreu na manhã desta terça-feira (1º) o jornalista e secretário da Administração e Fazenda de Colinas, Alécio Weizenmann, aos 68 anos. O jornalista teria testado negativo para Covid-19 na última semana, quando ainda estava trabalhando. No último domingo (29) ele teve complicações respiratórias e internou no Hospital São José, de Arroio do Meio, onde veio a falecer por volta das 7h desta terça. Ele era colunista do Jornal O Alto Taquari, de Arroio do Meio.

02.12.2020. USA. Senior Journalist and Pakistan United Parade Committee Founding Member Hameed Ullah Khan (photo) passed away on Thursday, November 26th, at the age of 79 due to Covid-19. According to sources in the family, Mr. Khan had been diagnosed with Covid-19 three weeks ago and was admitted to Chicago local Hospital. The doctors had put him on a ventilator after his condition deteriorated last week. He migrated to Chicago from Pakistan in early 70's where later he started Urdu Newspaper "Unity Times" in Chicago. He spent his complete life defending Urdu through Journalism, books and lectures.

01.12.2020. Nearly 500 journalists have died from Covid-19 in 56 countries in nine months, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said in its monthly report on Tuesday. During the month of November, 47 more media workers succumbed to the coronavirus, compared to 22 known deaths in October // Casi 500 periodistas han muerto a causa de la Covid-19 en 56 países durante nueve meses, dijo el martes la Campaña Emblema de Prensa (PEC, por sus siglas en inglés) en su informe mensual sobre la cuestión. Durante el mes de noviembre, 47 trabajadores de los medios más sucumbieron al coronavirus, en comparación con las 22 muertes conocidas en octubre // Près de 500 journalistes sont morts du Covid-19 dans 56 pays en neuf mois, a affirmé mardi la Presse Emblème Campagne (PEC) dans son rapport mensuel. Au cours du mois de novembre, 47 travailleurs des medias de plus ont succombé au coronavirus, contre 22 décès connus en octobre.

Read the PEC press release in English, Spanish, French and Arabic on PEC NEWS


29.11.2020. FRANCE. French journalist and essayist Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber (photo) died on Saturday at the age of 83 as a result of Covid-19. His death was announced on Sunday by Psychologies magazine, one of his most famous publications, then confirmed by his family who clarified that he died of Covid-19. Born into a famous press family alongside notably his brother Jean-Jacques, founder of L’Express, Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber, who had notably founded L'Expansion, was a “journalist and essayist with insatiable curiosity”, emphasizes Psychologies magazine on its site.

Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber est décédé samedi à l'âge de 83 ans des suites de la Covid-19. Fils d'Émile Servan-Schreiber, journaliste, et de Denise Bresard, frère de Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, journaliste et homme politique, celui que l'on surnommait JLSS a marqué l'histoire de la presse française. En 1960, le jeune journaliste fait ses débuts au quotidien «Les Echos», avant de partir quatre ans plus tard pour «L’Express». C’est à 29 ans qu’il décide de créer, avec Jean Boissonnat, le magazine économique «L’Expansion», qu’il dirige pendant 27 ans (avec Paris-Match et l’AFP).

28.11.2020. IRAN. Iranian sports journalist Arash Rostamnamadi (photo) has died on Saturday after contracting COVID-19. He passed away at the age of 44 in his hometown Ardabil, northwest Iran. Rostamnamadi started his professional career in Mehr news agency and also worked at Iranian sports newspaper Iran Varzeshi, Khbar Varzeshi and Gol.

27.11.2020. BRASIL. Roteirista de programas da Globo morre de Covid 19. O jornalista e roteirista Marcio Tadeu dos Santos (photo) morreu, nesta sexta-feira (27), vítima da Covid-19 em Santos, no litoral de São Paulo. Ele tinha 43 anos e, atualmente, fazia trabalhos exclusivos para a Rede Globo. Marcio foi roteirista de novelas e programas famosos de várias emissoras brasileiras e, recentemente, foi um dos responsáveis por escrever o programa "Se Joga".
27.11.2020. COLOMBIA. Reconocido Periodista pierde la batalla contra el Covid-19 en Valledupar. El periodista cesarence Wilfrido Lozada Fernández (photo), murió tras permanecer una semana en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos - UCI, de una clínica en Valledupar, donde ingresó tras resultar positivo por Covid-19. El periodista de 46 años actualmente era profesor del SENA en Aguachica, y asesor en Marketing Político. Wilfrido Lozada es el primer profesional del periodismo que muere a consecuencia del virus en el Departamento del Cesar.

26.11.2020. MEXICO. Periodista aguerrida, crítica, la colega Claudia Sánchez Juárez (photo), de 39 años de edad, murió este día. Apenas hace unos cuantos días había muerto su padre y ahora ella víctima de Covid-19. Severa en sus juicios y en sus cuestionamientos, pero muy profesional, asi se destacaba Claudia Sánchez desde sus inicios en el periodismo, primero en los medios impresos como El Heraldo y El Diario, luego en los medios digitales, primero en Radiza donde prestó sus servicios por varios años y posteriormente a partir de julio creando su propio portal de noticias - Claudia Noticias -  donde sobresalía por sus crónicas en directo a través de las redes sociales y por sus notas siempre críticas.

26.11.2020. BANGLADESH. Another Bangladeshi journalist Humayun Sadek Chowdhury (60, photo) died of Covid-19 today at Dhaka medical college hospital. He was a permanent member of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka. The former news editor of  Arthaniti Pratidin newspaper, Chowdhury  was suffering from fever for the last few days and admitted to the hospital. He hails from Boilchari village  in Chittagong locality.

26.11.2020. INDIA. Another Indian journalist dies of Covid-19: so far 51 journalists died of Covid-19 in India. New Delhi based senior journalist Rajiv Katara (60, photo) died of novel coronavirus on 26 November at a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment after testing positive for novel coronavirus infection. A well-known name of Hindi journalism, Katara lately worked for Kadambini, a social and literary magazine published by Hindustan Times Group. Hailed from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh and an alumni of  Delhi University, Katara was earlier associated with  different publications like Chouthi Duniya, Sunday Observer and Dainik Jagaran.

25.11.2020. KENYA.  Former journalist and MP Mustafa Idd (photo) is suspected to have died of Covid-19 case. His family said he had an asthmatic attack. The MP used his journalism profession to champion for the rights of the coast region. He previously worked as a newscaster at NTV.

24.11.2020. USA. Longtime Reno news anchor Brent Boynton (photo) died of coronavirus on Tuesday. He was 64. Boynton, a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, spent more than three decades in TV news, including stints at both KTVN and KOLO. Boynton most recently worked as a community outreach coordinator for the Reno Housing Authority. The Emmy-nominated television journalist also served as communications director for former Gov. Jim Gibbons.

24.11.2020. UNITED KINGDOM. Simon Haydon (photo), ex-AP international sports editor, dies at 64. Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. Haydon contracted the coronavirus last week. He died early Tuesday in a hospice in southern England, according to his wife, Barbara (with AP).
24.11.2020. MEXICO. Muere el joven periodista Ezequiel Lizalde (photo) en Baja California Sur por Covid-19. La mañana de este martes murió en Baja California Sur Ezequiel Lizalde Rodríguez, conocido y joven periodista, a causa del virus Covid-19, que había declarado días antes de su fallecimiento, que soportar la enfermedad era todo un reto: "había sido todo un reto este padecimiento".
24.11.2020. BANGLADESH. Covid-19 kills 38th Bangladeshi journalist. Bangladesh’s  senior journalist Khandaker Moniruzzaman (photo) died of Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at a Dhaka based hospital on 24 November 2020. Moniruzzaman (72) was hospitalized on 31 October after he tested positive for novel corona virus infection. Acting editor of Sangba, Moniruzzaman was associated with various organizations including the Editors’ Council (of Bangladesh) and National Press Club.

24.11.2020. PARAGUAY. El periodista deportivo Javier Sosa Briganti (photo) falleció este martes por coronavirus (Covid-19), según informaron sus colegas del canal en el que trabajaba. Recientemente también falleció su hija Natalia a causa del Covid-19. Muchos de sus colegas expresaron su tristeza a través de las redes sociales y enviaron fuerza a la familia.

24.11.2020. ARGENTINA. Gerardo René Nieva, periodista radicado en el departamento El Alto, falleció anoche en el Hospital Monovalente Carlos Malbrán. Había contraído la enfermedad del coronavirus hace unos días, e incluso supo salir por radio contando de las buenas atenciones recibidas en el Monovalente.

21.11.2020. MEXICO. Dos periodistas más sucumbieron al covid en México. Falleció por covid-19 el periodista
Alfredo Mena (photo). Con 59 años de edad y más de 40 años de experiencia como reportero, "el señor Mena"
dejó un legado perdurable en los medios de comunicadión de esta frontera, luego de su trayectoría dentro de
periódicos como Norte, El Diario y por último el Heraldo de Juárez.

Juan José Dórame Castillo, periodista y productor televisivo falleció 21 de noviembre en el hospital del IMSS, donde luchaba contra el Covid-19 en Culiacán, Sinaloa. Falleció ayer luego de estar hospitalizado durante varios días, y conectado a un respirador artificial.
21.11.2020. Brasil. O jornalista Gessi Taborda, de 69 anos, morreu na da sexta-feira (20) em Porto Velho vítima da Covid-19. Gessi estava internado na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI) em um hospital particular da capital e não resistiu à doença.

20.11.2020. INDIA. One more Indian journalist dies of Covid-19. Senior journalist Pankaj Shukla (photo, 50), based in Noida near New Delhi, died of Covid-19 at JP Hospital last night (20 November 2020).  Hailed from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, Shukla studied at Allahabad University. He used to work for various media outlets like Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagaran, Janmat TV, Khabar Bharti, News 30, News Express. Lately Shukla launched his own you tube channel Rajsatta Express where he worked as its editor-in-chief.

19.11.2020. MEXICO. Carlos Absalón (photo), periodista veracruzano, muere por covid-19. El comunicador era dueño del portal de noticias El Pregón del Toxtlán y director del Diario Eyipantla. Se confirmó que fue internado el pasado martes, tras contraer el virus y fue la tarde de este miércoles que falleció.
18.11.2020. SPAIN. Muere el periodista Theo Vargas (photo) a los 62 años. Fue miembro de la primera redacción de Europa Sur, de Radio Algeciras y voz del Cádiz. Theo Vargas estuvo ingresado por coronavirus en el hospital de Puerto Real y permaneció en la unidad de cuidados intensivos más de un mes. Su salida fue emocionante al sonar el pasodoble de Manolo Santander, el himno oficioso del Cádiz. Sin embargo, el comunicador no ha podido superar las complicaciones de su salud.
 18.11.2020. USA/SOMALIA. Remembering Abdulkadir Mohamed Mursal (photo), a giant figure in modern Somali journalism, who died from COVID-19. A political cartoonist and radio technician, Abdulkadir Mohamed Mursal established radio stations and mentored journalists across East Africa, North America, and Europe. In Minnesota, where he’d lived since 2014, Abdulkadir worked as a freelance writer, provided media consulting, and mentored young journalists seeking to make their mark on Somali-language radio and television stations.  But on September 30, COVID-19 cut his life short. He was 67. 

18.11.2020. USA. Eleanor Schano, Trailblazing Journalist in Pittsburgh, Dies at 88. Ms. Schano rose from “weather girl” to reporter to anchor in firsts for the city. She died of Covid-19. In the male-dominated world of broadcast news in the 1950s and ‘60s, Eleanor Schano became the first solo woman television news anchor in Pittsburgh. It was only one of several television firsts by Ms. Schano in that city during a six-decade career.

17.11.2020. Journalist Deaths from COVID-19 Rise Seven-Fold; Nearly 500 Dead Worldwide (Global Investigative Journalism Network).

Read the PEC interview on PEC NEWS or on:

https://gijn.org/2020/11/17/journalist-deaths-from-covid-19-rise-seven-fold-nearly-500-dead-worldwide/

17.11.2020. INDIA. One more Indian journalist dies of Covid-19. Delhi-based senior journalist Rakesh Taneja (51, photo) passed away at a Faridabad hospital late night on Monday. According to reports, he had recovered from COVID-19 few days back but developed post-COVID complications and was hospitalised. Hailing from Hisar in Haryana, Rakesh earned a name for himself with his Reporting on Crime and Legal beats in the National Capital. He had worked in senior positions with Zee News, Amar Ujala and Dainik Bhaskar.

15.11.2020. BULGARIA. Bulgarian journalist Maxim Minchev (photo), who was at the helm of the Bulgarian news agency BTA, passed away Sunday at 67. The agency did not state a cause of death, saying only that he died after a short illness. Other Bulgarian media said last week Minchev had been taken to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms. Minchev worked as a radio journalist at Bulgarian national radio and Radio Free Europe before being appointed director-general of BTA in 2003. In 2016, he was elected secretary-general of the News Agencies World Congress and president of the Association of Balkan News Agencies (with AP).
14.11.2020. TURKEY. Journalist Ahmet Kekeç (photo) dies of coronavirus. Ahmet Kekeç, who was receiving Coronavirus treatment and treated in intensive care, died at the age of 59 in Istanbul. He is the first journalist to succomb to the virus in Turkey. Born in Malatya on January 3, 1961, Star Newspaper writer Kekeç published his stories, criticisms and essays in many newspapers. The author was among the founders of the "Signature" magazine in 1989. He stepped into the profession of journalism, first as editor and columnist in "Milli Gazete" (1985), "Yeni Haber", "Zaman" (1986), Vahdet (1988), Yeni Şafak (1999) and "Akit" newspapers. Ahmet Kekeç, who was also a commentator on Kanal 7 for a year, presented the discussion-talk show called "Derin Mevzu" on the same channel. Kekeç later appeared on 24 TV. He has focused on novels in recent years and has been writing a column in Star Newspaper since 2016.
14.11.2020. PAKISTAN. Geo journalist Arshad Waheed Chaudhry (photo) passes away from coronavirus. Chaudhry was the host of Geo News programme "Geo Parliament", where he would discuss developments pertaining to parliamentary proceedings. He was also a special correspondent for Geo News and a columnist for the Daily Jang. The senior journalist was also vice president of the National Press Club in Islamabad. Arshad Waheed Chaudhry was in his late 40s. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condoled his death and termed it a great loss for the journalist community.
14.11.2020. UNITED KINGDOM. Tributes paid to Daily Record 'legend' Derek Masterton (photo) after tragic coronavirus death aged 66. Derek spent 30 years at the Daily Record where he rose through the ranks to the role of assistant news editor before becoming a senior media officer with the Red Cross in Scotland. Derek Masterton, one of the best-liked of Scottish journalists, died on November 14.

14.11.2020. ARGENTINA. Falleció por Covid-19 el periodista Carlos González (photo). Trabajó en varios medios de comunicación y la prensa del Gobierno de La Pampa. Tenía 65 años. Hacía tres semanas que se encontraba internado por presentar patología respiratoria Covid-19 positivo.

Coronavirus en San Luis: la indignante muerte de un trabajador de los medios que deja en evidencia al Comité de Crisis. Se trata del operador de radio Horacio Cejas, que sufría obesidad y no recibió atención del sistema de salud. Vecinos escucharon los desesperantes gritos de pedido de ayuda porque no podía respirar. Era un joven de 25 años, del programa La Tarde Cadena de Noticias.

12.11.2020. BRASIL. Informamos com profunda tristeza o falecimento, no início desta tarde, 10 de novembro de 2020, em Manaus, de José Honório Garcia Rocha (J. Rosha) (photo), jornalista e assessor de comunicação do Conselho Indigenista Missionário, vitima de Covid-19. Ao longo dos mais de 30 anos no Cimi Norte I, Rosha ajudou a alimentar e impulsionar numerosas campanhas a favor da demarcação e proteção de terras indígenas e por políticas adequadas e específicas de saúde e educação. Bem como repercutir denúncias indígenas de violação de seus direitos e de outros temas de interesse das comunidades.

Rosha colaborou com a formação de comunicadores indígenas e, nos últimos anos, também assumiu o programa de rádio “A Voz dos Povos Indígenas” na Rádio Comunitária A Voz das Comunidades, em Manaus. Também realizou um documentário, entre 2011 e 2012, sobre o descaso com a saúde indígena no Amazonas. De 1989 até os dias de hoje, Rosha contribuiu constantemente com o jornal Porantim, veículo de muitas de suas matérias. Durante esses meses de pandemia do novo coronavírus, Rosha também denunciou o descaso e o negacionismo do governo federal responsáveis por, especialmente em Manaus, provocar uma onda devastadora de mortes e doentes.

11.11.2020. BRASIL. Mais três jornalistas morreram de covid-19. João Carlos Pereira (photo), professor e jornalista, morre de Covid-19 em Belém. Ele tinha 61 anos. João Carlos era um dos maiores pesquisadores sobre a história do Círio e estava preparando um novo livro sobre o tema. Ele era um apaixonado por esse momento tão especial para o povo paraense. Durante 20 anos, ele participou das transmissões da TV Liberal trazendo informações e explicando detalhadamente cada momento do Círio de Nazaré. Morreu nesta madrugada Romeu Cesar, ex-repórter da rádio Globo de São Paulo, aos 59 anos de idade. O jornalista esportivo estava internado na Santa Casa de Valinhos lutando contra complicações causadas pela Covid-19. O radialista, conhecido carinhosamente como "Fera", ficou reconhecido por seu trabalho em grandes emissoras do interior e, depois, na rádio Globo da capital, onde permaneceu por 20 anos. A morte do comunicador Saulo Gomes pegou a comunidade imperatrizense de surpresa. Vítima da covid-19, o jornalista prestou um importante papel para a sociedade imperatrizense, sendo parte da hstória da segunda maior cidade do Maranhão.

10.11.2020. PORTUGAL. Morreu o jornalista e escritor Artur Portela Filho (photo), fundador do Jornal Novo. O autor foi hospitalizado em Abrantes com diagnóstico de pneumonia e infecção com Covid-19. Jornalista, escritor, investigador, Artur Portela fundou e dirigiu nos anos 1970 o Jornal Novo, passou pela redação de vários meios de comunicação, como Diário de Lisboa, A Capital, TSF e RTP. Com formação em História, Artur Portela Filho publicou contos, crónicas, romance e ensaios.

06.11.2020. REPUBLICA DOMINICANA. Dos golpes en un mismo día causa mucho dolor. Lirio Cruz, un ícono del periodismo en Jarabacoa, padecía de problemas cardíacos incluso había sido operado del corazón y le dio el Covid, por lo que fue internado en un centro de La Vega y trasladado a Santiago donde falleció. Al momento de su partida era secretario general de la filial Jarabacoa del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Prensa.

En Santiago murió hoy el comunicador y abogado Anyelo Encarnación Mata, falleció al ser ingresado en el hospital regional José María Cabral y Báez con dificultades respiratorias y otras complicaciones. Le diagnosticaron Covid-19. Fue productor del programa Prensa y Opinión, reportó para Super Semana Santa, del circuito Medrano, también en la Chercha de la Mañana de Radio Norte y en otros medios.

05.11.2020. INDIA. ONE MORE CORONA-MEDIA VICTIM. Orissa media sources reveal that Prabir Kumar Pradhan (photo), a Bhubaneswar based television scribe, succumbed on 5 November 2020 to novel corona virus infection related ailments as he was undergoing treatment in the hospital. Pradhan (35) used to work for News18 (Odia) news channel. Terming the scribes as corona-warriors after the practicing doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police personnel etc, JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria repeated their appeal to every media person to be careful and cautious while reporting the pandemic from the ground.  They also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a comprehensive financial package to each media victim in the country.

04.11.2020. Brasil. Mais dois jornalistas morreram de covid-19. Morreu no início da madrugada desta terça-feira (3), aos 64 anos, o jornalista Celivaldo Carneiro (photo). Lutava contra a covid-19 há cerca de 2 semanas e estava internado em UTI no HRBA (Hospital Regional do Baixo Amazonas), em Santarém (PA). Atuava no jornalismo há mais de 30 anos. O jornalista trabalhou, antes de fundar em junho de 1989 o jornal impresso Gazeta de Santarém, hoje site, no extinto jornal O Tapajós e também n’O Liberal, como correspondente no oeste do Pará.
Morreu vítima de covid ontem à tarde a jornalista Carlota Medeiros, 47 anos. Estava internada no hospital da Unimed, em Balneário Camboriú. Carlota ficou conhecida por sua atuação no parque Dom Bosco durante anos. Desde o início da estão Volnei Morastoni (MDB), Carlota trabalhava como diretora de Relações Públicas da prefeitura de Itajaí.

04.11.2020. MEXICO. Dos periodistas más murieron por covid. Roberto Molino Hernandez (photo), periodista y Director del portal “Libertad Oaxaca” fallecio martes por complicaciones de salud por el covid-19. El periodista Oscar Yasser Noriega, conocido como "Akira", fundador de la revista de videojuegos Atomix, falleció la mañana de este lunes a causa del Covid-19. La revista Atomix lamentó su deceso y recordó que desde hace varios días el periodista de 42 años de edad se encontraba luchando contra una fuerte complicación de salud por el virus, sin embargo, finalmente pereció.
03.11.2020. BANGLADESH. Senior Sports Journalist, commentator, former cricketer and senior sportsroom editor of ATN Bangla MA Hannan Khan died on Monday evening during treatment at the Bangbandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital, reports UNB. A former vice president of Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA) Hannan Khan, who was also honoured by Bangladesh Sports Press Association (BSPA) for his contribution in the field of sports, died at the age of 72 after struggling with deadly COVID-19 for more than one week.

03.11.2020. ARGENTINA. El conductor y director artístico de la radio cordobesa Cadena 3, Mario Pereyra, falleció en la madrugada de este domingo en una clínica provincial tras haber dado positivo de coronavirus Covid-19. Estaba internado desde el pasado 13 de octubre con síntomas que se fueron agudizando.

03.11.2020. CHILI. A la edad de 71 años, dejó de existir en la ciudad de Ovalle, el conocido periodista Samuel Ledezma Mundaca, luego de batallar por más de un mes aquejado por la pandemia. Samuel Ledezma, nació en Ovalle y desde joven asumió tareas en medios de comunicación escritos, iniciándose en el diario El Limarí, en los años 1965. Posteriormente, en el año 1970, se trasladó hasta Copiapó siendo uno de los fundadores de Diario Atacama. Posteriormente se desempeñó en la imprenta Horizonte, en Santiago, hasta el 11 de septiembre de 1973, regresando a Copiapó el año 74 para reincorporarse  al equipo de Diario Atacama, primero como linotipista y a partir de 1984  fue parte del equipo de redactores de este matutino en las áreas de deportes, crónica, policía y espectáculos. Paralelamente fue corresponsal del Diario La Tercera de la Hora, en Copiapó, y en virtud de sus capacidades profesionales fue contratado por ese medio de comunicación  nacional para que trabajara en Santiago, donde estuvo en crónica, luego se hizo cargo de las corresponsalías nacionales y finalizó como Editor de Regiones hasta el año  2001.
03.11.2020. VENEZUELA. El periodista Alfredo Morales (photo) falleció la noche de este domingo 1 de noviembre tras padecer complicaciones derivadas del COVID-19 en la ciudad de Maracay en el estado Aragua, reportó el gremio periodístico.  Morales acababa de cumplir 48 años y enfrentó al COVID-19 durante un mes. Era comunicador social de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Actualmente se desempeñaba como corresponsal de El Pitazo en el estado Aragua y como cronista colaborador en Historias que laten y en La Vida de Nos. También fue reportero y ancla de televisión.

03.11.2020. MAROC. Driss Ouhab (photo), ancien journaliste de la chaîne 2M, est mort, le 29 octobre à Casablanca, du nouveau coronavirus (Covid-19), a-t-on appris auprès de sa famille. Il a fait partie de l’équipe de lancement de 2M en 1989. Le défunt s’est distingué par sa forte présence à l’antenne et son style spécial dans la présentation du bulletin d’information, avant de s’essayer au commentaire sportif, puis terminer sa carrière à Radio 2M.

03.11.2020. ITALIA. Pino Scaccia (photo), storico inviato della Rai ed ex capo redattore dei servizi speciali del Tg1, è morto a 74 anni il 28 ottobre per delle complicanze legate al Covid-19. Come inviato Scaccia aveva seguito la fine dell’Unione Sovietica, la guerre nell’ex Jugoslavia, la prima e seconda guerra del Golfo e quelle in Afghanistan e Libia. In Italia si era occupato anche di mafia e terrorismo. “Di sicuro una grande perdita per tutta la professione”, scrive in una nota il direttivo dell’Usigrai.

Pino Scaccia, historical Rai correspondent and former editor of the special services of Tg1, died on October 28th at the age of 74 from complications related to Covid-19. As an envoy, Scaccia had followed the end of the Soviet Union, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the first and second Gulf wars and those in Afghanistan and Libya. In Italy he also dealt with the mafia and terrorism. "Certainly a great loss for the whole profession", wrote the management of Usigrai in a note.

02.11.2020. Day against impunity.  At least 442 media workers died from Covid-19 in 8 months  // Journée contre l’impunité. Au moins 442 travailleurs des médias sont morts du Covid-19 en huit mois // Día Internacional para Poner Fin a la Impunidad. Al menos 442 trabajadores de los medios ha muerto a causa del Covid-19 en 8 meses

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30.10.2020. NEPAL. Kavrepalanchowk-based journalist Bishnu Prasad Chaulagain (photo) died of the novel coronavirus disease on Friday. He was 51. Chaulagain was the editor-in-chief of Kavre Post, a local weekly newspaper.
29.10.2020.VENEZUELA. Muere por COVID-19 periodista de la gobernación de Delta Amacuro. El periodista y maestro de ceremonias de la gobernación del estado Delta Amacuro, Jesús Antonio Tenorio Narváez (photo), falleció este jueves, 29 de octubre, en la ciudad de Maturín. De acuerdo a las informaciones confirmadas, Jesús Tenorio perdió su batalla en la lucha contra el Covid-19, sus familiares, desde hace dos meses aproximadamente, solicitaron ayuda para el tratamiento del periodista que se encontraba internado en uno de los hospitales centinela en la ciudad de Maturín.
28.10.2020. BRASIL. O cinegrafista da TV Alvorada, Altair Costa, 54 anos, morreu no Pronto-Socorro e Hospital Delphina Aziz em Manaus nesta quarta-feira. Ele lutava contra a Covid-19 internado na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI) há 20 dias. Conhecido como Della Costa, o cinegrafista trabalhou em outros veículos de comunicação como Rádio Clube de Parintins e TV A crítica. Desde a década de 1990, integrava a equipe do Sistema Alvorada de Comunicação. Morre jornalista Ronaldo Kracieski, aos 50 anos, vítima da Covid-19, em Cascavel. Apaixonado por gastronomia e pela pesca, Ronaldo atuou por longo período de tempo na assessoria de imprensa da Câmara Municipal de Cascavel, além da passagem por veículos de comunicação da cidade.

25.10.2020. Update on AFGHANISTAN. So far 7 media workers died of Covid-19 in Afghanistan, according to the Afghanistan Journalists Center:   Solaiman Yosufi, driver, Ariana TV, Kabul, 29 May 2020,  Shah Mahmood Harun, 57, HR, Pajhwok Afghan News Agency, Kabul, 15 Jun 2020,  Parwin Rafiqi, 58, reporter, Bakhtar News Agency (state-run), 17 Jun 2020,  Nawid Azimi, 30, reporter, RTA (State-run Radio Television Afghanistan),  Kabul, 22 Jun 2020,  Mina Rafi, presenter, Banu TV (woman TV), Kabul, 26 Jun 2020,   Yosuf Yosufi, Ex cameraman, ArianaTV, Kabul, 26 Jun 2020,  Dad Mohammad Annabi (photo), editor-in-chief, Eslah Newspaper, Kabul, 12 Jul 2020.

25.10.2020. Bangladesh. Senior Journalist AUM Fakhruddin died of Covid-19 at a city hospital in Dhaka on Saturday night. He was 75. Fakhruddin worked at Bangladesh Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, Weekly Holiday and some other newspapers.

24.10.2020. Venezuela. Muere director de Líder 100.1 FM de El Vigía por síntomas de COVID-19. Tras permanecer hospitalizado 8 días por complicaciones respiratorias asociadas a la enfermedad de coronavirus, Elvys Rondón, locutor, narrador de fútbol y director de la emisora Líder 100.1 FM de El Vigía, municipio Alberto Adriani del estado Mérida, falleció la noche de ayer viernes 23 de octubre en el Instituto Autónomo Hospital Universitario de Los Andes (Iahula). Rondón tenía 38 años de edad.

21.10.2020. INDIA. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll as more journalists are dying because of novel corona virus aggravated complications across India.  Lately  journalist Jitendra Debbarma (46, photo) died of Covid-19 Tuesday at a hospital in Khumulwng –– the first death due to coronavirus of a journalist in Tripura. Jitendra was engaged with Chini Khorang, a local Kokborok cable TV channel. He tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday. He was given oxygen support. But his condition was already serious and he succumbed soon after. Mysuru based senior journalist Pavan Hettur (35), who worked for Kannada daily Prajavani succumbed to the infection and passed away on 18 October 2020. Days back Patna based photojournalist Krishna Mohan Sharma (63), working for Times of India, died of Covid-19 complications on 15 October while undergoing treatment at  AIIMS, New Delhi. Same day, senior cricket journalist & commentator Kishore Bhimani (81), acknowledged as an illustrious son of Bengal, died at a Kolkata based private hospital after contracting Covid-19 (with The Sentinel and JFA).

20.10.2020. CORONAVIRUS. HOW MANY DEATHS in BRAZIL ?  Brazil "in the middle of a schizophrenic situation"

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19.10.2020. BANGLADESH. At least 34 journalists died of Covid-19 in Bangladesh. Lately, senior journalist and former Sylhet Press Club president Aziz Ahmed Selim died of Covid-19 in Sylhet Sunday night. Aziz, also Sylhet correspondent of Bangladesh Television, was admitted to the Hospital on October 8 after being infected with the novel coronavirus. Aziz was also the chief editor of local daily Uttarpurba.

15.10.2020. SWITZERLAND. First journalist killed by the virus in Switzerland. A New Zealand woman living and working in Switzerland for more than a decade has died of Covid-19. Wine reviewer Nina Bobillier (photo), who had part-Swiss and part-New Zealand heritage, succumbed in less than a fortnight to the deadly infection on Monday according to tributes posted online. Bobillier worked as a wine journalist based in Lavaux. A biography on Newly Swissed said the writer, who contributed to the flagship online magazine, had previously worked in the European country's wine and tourism industry as a wine writer, a wine educator in hotel and finishing schools, a tour operator and wine guide. Bobillier had over 14 years of professional experience in the industry and earned multiple diplomas from Ecole du Vin de Changins, Switzerland's leading wine school (with the New Zealand Herald).

14.10.2020. BRASIL. Morre vítima da covid-19 o jornalista Alberto Coura (photo). Casado com a também jornalista Vanda Célia, Beto tinha uma carreira voltada para o jornalismo público, na Empresa Brasileira de Comunicação (EBC), onde exerceu diversos cargos de direção. Alberto Coura, que todos os amigos e familiares sempre chamaram de Beto, enfrentou com bravura por 84 dias a covid-19. Na madrugada desta quarta-feira (14), ele não resistiu.

12.10.2020. ISRAEL. Writer Yehoshua Kenaz (photo), one of the greats of Hebrew literature, has died on Monday at the age of 83 after contracting the coronavirus. For decades, Kenaz published novels, novellas, short stories and translations, and worked at Haaretz for about 30 years, editing the culture and literature supplement, among other things. The former Haaretz editor published his most well-known novel “Infiltration," considered a milestone in Hebrew literature, in 1986.

12.10.2020. VENEZUELA. El reconocido periodista zuliano Ricardo Castellanos (photo) falleció este domingo a causa del COVID-19, tras varios días dando la batalla contra la enfermedad. Castellanos era reconocido tanto por sus cualidades profesionales, como por su don de gente por lo que se ganó el aprecio de colegas y relacionados, especialmente en la fuente de arte y espectáculos, como agente de prensa.

09.10.2020. BRASIL. O jornalista Edson Luiz (photo) morreu nesta quinta-feira (8/10), aos 60 anos, após complicações causadas pela covid-19. Grande nome do jornalismo brasileiro, foi internado há um mês com problemas no fígado e rins. No hospital, testou positivo para o novo coronavírus e a situação agravou-se, mas conseguiu passar pela doença. Há um dia, sofreu infarto, o colapso dos órgãos vitais se agravou e o quadro ficou insustentável. Conhecido como Edinho, o jornalista fez história em diferentes veículos, como Estadão, O GloboCorreio Braziliense, entre outros.

08.10.2020. COLOMBIA. Muere un perdiodista con covid-19 tras pasar 13 días como paciente asintomático. Consternación en los medios de comunicación televisivos de Medellín, en Colombia, ha causado la muerte del camarógrafo Jaime Andrés Ríos (photo), debido al covid-19. Ríos trabajaba para la productora de televisión local Tele5 y era uno de los camarógrafos de las transmisiones del fútbol colombiano. Jaime Andrés Ríos murió a los 38 años de edad y tuvo una destacada carrera en la televisión regional. Hizo parte de Teleantioquia, Telemedellín, Caracol y finalmente en Tele5.

07.10.2020. GERMANY. Musikjournalist Karlheinz Drechsel (photo) starb an Corona. Er war die Stimme des Jazz in der DDR. Insgesamt soll Karlheinz Drechsel 3500 Radiosendungen moderiert haben. Kurz vor seinem 90. Geburtstag erlag der gebürtige Dresdner einer Corona-Infektion in einem Berliner Krankenhaus.

Music journalist Karlheinz Drechsel died of Corona. He was the voice of jazz in the GDR. In total, Karlheinz Drechsel is said to have moderated 3500 radio programs. Shortly before his 90th birthday, the Dresden native succumbed to a corona infection in a Berlin hospital.

07.10.2020. PERU. Falleció el periodista Luis Cornejo Coayla (photo),  a consecuencia del coronavirus. Fue un destacado deportista y conductor de espacios informativos en medios de comunicación radial de la ciudad de Moquegua.

07.10.2020. VENEZUELA. El periodista y locutor Juan José Peralta de 73 años, producto de complicaciones derivadas del contagio del Covid-19, falleció en Barquisimeto el 06 de octubre de 2020. El comunicador de larga trayectoria en medios de comunicación impresos y radiales de impacto nacional y regional, se mantenía desde hace días recibiendo asistencia médica en la unidad de cuidados intensivos del hospital militar de Barquisimeto.

07.10.2020. INDIA. The journalist fraternity of Udalguri and Darrang districts appealed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to extend an ex-gratia compensation of Rs.50 lakh to the bereaved family members of journalist Dhaneswar Rabha who died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Attending the memorial meet of the journalist held in association with Tangla Press Club and Arunjyoti Sangha to reminisce the contribution of the journalist, in his native village in Kacharital near Kalaigaon of Udalguri district on Monday 5 October, the media fraternity deliberated on the need of financial support and social security to family of journalists who often face dire hardships in the last leg of their life.

05.10.2020. PANAMA. En lo que va del 2020, 11 periodistas panameños han perdido la batalla contra el Covid-19, lo que según Filemón Medina, secretario general del Sindicado de Periodistas, es alarmante, considerando los pocos que hay en el gremio. Aunque muchos no se hacen públicos por decisión y respeto de los familiares, Medina dijo que la mayoría de los fallecidos eran oriundos de la ciudad capital. Por su parte, José Iván Ramos, presidente encargo del Colegio Nacional de Periodistas (CONAPE), manifestó que es lamentable la pérdida de estos profesionales, como la situación que viven otros al estar enfermos. La periodista Luz María Noli comparó la situación actual de los periodistas con una guerra, que se agrava al no poder ver al enemigo. Noli comentó que "es extraordinario el amor a la profesión y la fortaleza que tienen para salir a la calle todos los días a cubrir una noticia" (MetroLibre).

03.10.2020. USA. Three journalists who work at the White House tested positive on Friday, according to a series of memos from the White House Correspondents Association. “Given these positive cases, the president’s diagnosis and positive cases among other members of the White House staff, a number of White House journalists are self-isolating pending diagnostic testing,” the correspondents association said in an email to members Friday night. Reporters and White House spokespeople work together in cramped quarters, often meeting the definition of close contact. The correspondents association said “we can’t stress enough the importance of mask-wearing, social distancing and common sense, especially on the White House complex.”

02.10.2020. ARGENTINA. Falleció el periodista Héctor “Osito” Cruz. El periodista de El Expreso de Salta llevaba más de 20 días luchando contra el coronavirus. Estaba internado en Clínica El Carmen, a pocos días de haberse infectado de coronavirus, las dificultades para respirar lo llevaron a internarse y a dos días ingresó a terapia intensiva, en donde por el avance del COVID que le provocó serias dificultades en los pulmones, por lo que se recurrió a un respirador artificial en donde aguantó por más de 15 días.

02.10.2020. Perú. La Asociación Nacional de Periodistas del Perú (ANP) ANP publicó ayer un nuevo relevamiento sobre los efectos de la pandemia entre los trabajadores de prensa del país andino: “En doscientos días de emergencia nacional, iniciada el 16 de marzo, han fallecido 163 periodistas, de estos 92 perdieron la vida por COVID (39 contagiados cumpliendo su labor); mientras 71 perdieron la vida por otras causas o complicaciones de salud que dejaron de ser atendidas por la saturación del sistema sanitario”, afirma el documento. En ese texto, se detalla además: “A esa cifra se suma en este periodo la muerte de otros 14 trabajadores de medios (administradores, conductores, locutores, columnistas, etc)”.

01.10.2020. INDIA. India lately lost six journalists to Covid-19 complications within ten days. According to PEC figures, 44 journalists succumbed to the virus so far in India. Veteran journalist Ashwani Kapoor (70) succumbed to the virus at a private hospital in Ludhiana on Tuesday 29 September. He was posted in Hoshiarpur as senior correspondent of the Punjab Kesari group. Golap Saikia (photo), a news presenter in India, died Sept. 26. Saikia was 52. He used to work as a casual newsreader in All India Radio Guwahati prior to which he presented news bulletins in Guwahati Doordarshan along with private satellite news channels like  DY365, NewsLive, PrimeNews, etc. Earlier, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) based senior journalist Manoj Binwal died of the virus infection in the hospital. Binwal (55), who worked for Hindi newspaper Prajatantra, was hospitalized after testing positive for  Covid-19 and breather his last on 20 September. A day back, Agra based journalist Ami Adhar Nidar (50) died of the virus infection at a Gurugram hospital. Associated with widely circulated Hindi newspaper DainikJagaran, the popular journalist was hospitalized  after he tested positive for Covid-19. Anil Srivastava (68) from Basti in Jammu locality succumbed to Covid-19 on 18 September. He worked for the United News of India for many years, and  also edited local newspapers namely VicharParakh and PrakashTimes. Same day, Madhya Pradesh lost one of its senior journalists to Covid-19. Harish Choubey (60), who worked for popular Hindi newspaper DainikBhaskar from Jabalpur, was hospitalized after testing positive for the virus infection. He died Sept 18.

Journalists' Forum Assam (JFA) urges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a financial package to each media victim family as a mark of respect to those corona-warriors along with the practicing doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police personnel, etc. JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria repeated their appeal to every media person to be careful and follow all necessary health protocols while reporting the Covid-19 pandemic from the ground.

30.09.2020. BOLIVIA. Muere el reconocido periodista Marcos Montero (photo) en Santa Cruz tras cuatro meses de batalla contra el covid-19. El periodista llevaba 23 años trabajando para la televisora Red Uno y era uno de los periodistas más queridos por los televidentes. “Más de un centenar de periodistas han sido contagiados con el coronavirus y hemos tenido que lamentar la muerte de por lo menos una docena de nuestros compañeros, el último fue Marco Montero en Santa Cruz, que lamentablemente esta madrugada falleció después de una penosa y larga agonía. Marco fue uno de los periodistas que más tiempo ha sufrido antes de perder la vida”, dijo el pres dente de la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas de Bolivia, Pedro Glasinovic. El primer fallecimiento fue el 25 de mayo, cuando se reportó la muerte del productor y camarógrafo Jacinto Quispe Maydana; otro caso ocurrió el 29 de mayo, entonces murió el periodista Rubén Darío Méndez, luego de haber presentado síntomas durante dos días, sin recibir la ayuda correspondiente del centro de emergencias, todos ellos de Santa Cruz. Así también, en el departamento de Beni se reportaron tres decesos: se conoce que dos cumplían funciones para el área deportiva y el tercero es un trabajador del rotativo trinitario, encargado de la diagramación de un periódico. En la ciudad de Cochabamba murió un periodista potosino, Vladimir Flores Ríos. También se registró el fallecimiento del periodista Jaime Arósqueta, corresponsal de Radio Panamericana en Llallagua, en el norte de Potosí. Así también, el reconocido locutor y DJ Jesús Rodríguez, voz oficial de Stereo 97 y El Mañanero de la red Uno, falleció el 3 de septiembre en un nosocomio de La Paz, después de permanecer internado por varias semanas.

27.09.2020. LEBANON. Riyad Al Rayyis (photo), a renowned Syrian journalist and a giant in the Arabic publishing world, has died. The 83-year-old was seeking treatment for the coronavirus at a Beirut hospital when he died on Saturday. Al Rayyis was born in 1937 in Damascus.  After graduating from the Broumana School in Lebanon, Al Rayyis travelled to London just as the Suez Crisis was beginning in October 1956. The journalist joined an Arab student association based in the UK and Ireland and soon became the editor of the association’s magazine, the Arab Review. In 1966, Al Rayyis began working as the Vietnam correspondent for Al Hayat newspaper. Following his stint as a Vietnam correspondent, Al Rayyis began working at the Lebanese daily An-Nahar. Al Rayyis moved to London from Lebanon in 1977. There, he established Al Manar, the first Arabic newspaper to be published in Europe. Later, in 1986, he established the famous Riyad Al Rayyis Publishing Company, through which he published a number of works, including his own, such as the Northern Winds: Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and Arabs in the Nineties, A Journalist and Two Cities, and The Eastern Winds. In 1986, as the civil war calmed in Lebanon, Al Rayyis moved his publishing company to Beirut.

27.09.2020. PANAMA. Comunicadores sociales están de luto con la repentina pérdida de la periodista Angélica Torres, quien lamentablemente falleció este sábado 26 de septiembre, víctima del nuevo coronavirus. Torres era Jefa de Prensa de la Caja de Seguro Social, muy activa en medio de la pandemia.

26.09.2020. CHINA. Chinese citizen journalist who disappeared after reporting Wuhan's coronavirus outbreak is found under 'government surveillance' with his parents. Chen Qiushi, 34, had vanished since February soon after he arrived in Wuhan. He had sent shocking reports revealing the true scale of the city's virus outbreak. The former lawyer is reportedly being held under official surveillance in Qingdao. Nearly eight months after Chen's disappearance, his close friend has reportedly revealed in a YouTube video that the independent reporter is in good health being held under 'supervised surveillance at designated residence' in the eastern Chinese city Qingdao.

22.09.2020. España. Lanzan un libro de fotografías para ayudar a familias de fotoperiodistas fallecidos por la COVID-19. Fotoperiodistas españoles y latinoamericanos ponen en marcha un proyecto solidario para recaudar fondos para las familias de fotoperiodistas fallecidos por la Covid-19. Un total de 24 profesionales se han unido de forma altruista para lanzar el libro Pandemia. Miradas de una tragedia “con el objetivo de crear una memoria documental y visual” sobre la crisis sanitaria sufrida por la Covid-19. Para lograr la edición del libro, se ha lanzado una campaña de financiación, que estará abierta hasta el 21 de diciembre de 2020. Los beneficios de este proyecto fotográfico, en el que participan profesionales de referencia a nivel internacional en el trabajo de documentar hechos y situaciones de gran impacto social, se destinarán íntegramente a ayudar a familias de fotógrafas y fotógrafos que han fallecido mientras cubrían la pandemia en diferentes países del mundo, y que se encuentran en riesgo de exclusión social.

20.09.2020. ECUADOR. El periodista Roberto Efrén Cayambe Guilcapi de Radio Andina de Chimborazo murió el miércoles, 16 de septiembre, tras permanecer hospitalizado durante tres semanas con COVID-19. Durante los últimos 25 años fue periodista y propietario de Radio Andina. La noche del sábado, 19 de spetiembre, falleció tambien en Cuenca el periodista Fabián Merchán, director de la radio La Suprema Estación 96.1. A finales de agosto ingresó al hospital del Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social (IESS) y el cuadro se complicó por su contagio del coronavirus. Fabián fundó junto a su padre, Ricardo Merchán, radio 96.1 FM el 7 de diciembre de 1985. Tenía 54 años de edad.

18.09.2020. COLOMBIA. César García, a veteran reporter for The Associated Press who ventured across Colombia to tell the story of the nation’s armed conflict, has died Sept 17. He was 61. He suffered a heart attack and after three weeks at a hospital tested positive for the new coronavirus. With a voice recorder in hand, García became a fixture at many major events of the last three decades in Colombia, whether peace talks with leftist guerrillas or breaking news from the halls of the presidential palace.

18.09.2020. MORE JOURNALISTS DIED IN INDIA. Actor-journalist Florent C Pereira dies in Chennai due to COVID-19. Tamil actor Florent C Pereira, who was known for playing character roles in films like Kayal and Thodari, died due to Covid-19 in Chennai on September 14. According to reports, Florent tested positive for coronavirus a couple of weeks ago and had been hospitalised ever since. His health deteriorated last week and he succumbed to illness. He was 67. Florent C Pereira worked with Win TV, Kalaignar TV and Vijay TV. Condolences have been pouring in from both the film industry and media. 

Another senior journalist Rahul Dolare died of Covid-19 in Aurangabad (Maharashtra). He was 49. His last working stint was with the dialy Dainik Saamana Aurangabad edition. Anil Srivastava (68) died of coronavirus on Friday 18 September in Basti. He was working as a stringer with national news agency United News of India for over the past 20 years and was also the editor of local newspapers Vichar Parakh and Prakash Times.

Journos protest for Covid insurance cover in Maharashtra: on Sept 18, a statewide protest has been organized to press for the demand of including journalists in the Rs 50 lakh government insurance scheme meant for select Covid-19 fatalities as well as for reservation of beds, oxygen and ventilators, according to Marathi Press Council. More than 8000 SMS were sent to Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope. Around 25 journalists have succumbed to the infection so far in the state of Maharashtra.

16.09.2020. SANTO DOMINGO. Muere periodista Tony Pina (photo) por COVID-19. El legendario periodista Tony Pina falleció este lunes como consecuencia del coronavirus, que se le complicó con otras enfermedades preexistentes. El deceso del comunicador fue confirmado por Mercedes Castillo, presidenta del Colegio Dominicano de Periodista.
16.09.2020. Brasil. Vítima da Covid-19, morreu o jornalista esportivo Ari Borges, que durante anos se dedicou às reportagens sobre esportes no Brasil. Arizão, como era chamado, tinha 63 anos.
16.09.2020. PAKISTAN. Journalist Hanif Zai (photo) dies of coronavirus in Karachi. Journalist Mohammad Hanif Zai, who was associated with Geo News and Daily Jang, passed away early Monday. He was 48. Hanif Zai, throughout his journalistic career, has done many stories from Badin, Tharparkar, and other districts. Thousands of his friends, fans, and people from different walks of life took to social media to express their deep grief over his sudden death.

16.09.2020. BRASIL. Ao menos 31 jornalistas morreram por covid-19 em 2020 (Abraji). Levantamento da Abraji ainda detectou 27 mortes por outros motivos; entre eles, um caso de assassinato, do repórter Léo Veras. Veras é um de ao menos 59 jornalistas mortos em 2020. O único assassinado, segundo levantamento da Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (Abraji), que detectou 31 vítimas fatais do coronavírus entre os profissionais. “Acreditamos que a melhor maneira de homenagear essas pessoas é seguir produzindo bom jornalismo”, afirmou o presidente da entidade, Marcelo Träsel, em homenagem aos colegas de profissão, promovida pelo 15ª Congresso Internacional de Jornalismo Investigativo da Abraji 13 de setembro. Entre os jornalistas homenageados, encontram-se nomes como o de Rodrigo Rodrigues, do SporTV, e Beto Resende, que atuou nos principais jornais de Pernambuco e mantinha o canal do YouTube Dardos e Ideias. Ambos faleceram por covid-19, doença que tomou o mundo em 2020.

15.09.2020. PEC Press Release:  Sharp increase in the number of victims of Covid 19 among journalists, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) appeals to the Human Rights Council // Communiqué de la PEC: Forte augmentation du nombre de victimes du Covid-19 parmi les journalistes – appel au Conseil des droits de l‘homme // Comunicado de prensa de la PEC: Fuerte aumento del número de víctimas del Covid-19 entre los periodistas - llamamiento al Consejo de Derechos Humanos

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12.09.2020. España. Fallece este sábado, 12 de septiembre, el cantautor 
Joaquín Carbonell por coronavirus, a los 73 años. 
El también periodista turolense muere después de permanecer 47 días 
ingresado en el Hospital Universitario de Zaragoza.


12.09.2020. INDIA. Dramatic increase, hundreds of journalists test Covid-19 positive, more than 20 deaths in a month. Now, almost every other day, the country is losing a media person to the coronavirus (photo: television journalist Neelanshu Shukla (aged 30) from Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh).

Journalists have been hit by COVID-19 in Telangana with 822 of them having contracted the deadly virus so far. The state government has released Rs 1.55 crore in financial aid to these journalists. Apart from a large number of recoveries, some journalists have also lost their lives. 

Three journalists have died of Covid-19 in Nagpur since Thursday while at least 50 others have been infected with the virus in the city so far. Around 25 journalists from a major newspaper group and almost all reporters of a regional periodical have contracted the disease, officials aware of the matter said. One of journalists who died was from a well-known Marathi daily while two others worked for a news agency and a local cable network, they added. According to the Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), the last three media corona casualties were reported within four days and urged every reporter and media person to be cautious while reporting from the ground. A senior journalist from Barak valley Ashim Dutta died of COVID-19 on September 7 at Silchar Medical College Hospital.The 66-year-old journalist worked for a Bengali daily.

A photojournalist, who was working during the COVID induced lockdown, has died due to the virus in Balasore district of Odisha on Monday September 7. Solman Sahu, a photojournalist of EPA, Balasore who passed away on Monday due to coronavirus has been declared as a Corona warrior for his restless service during the lockdown.

Another report surfaced from the Nellore locality of Andhra Pradesh, where journalist Narayanam Seshacharyulu (aged 56) died of Covid-19 on 3 September 2020. Associated with the prestigious Telugu daily Eenadu, Seshacharyulu was hospitalized in Tirupati a few days back after testing positive for the virus infection.

A day back, Pune (Maharashtra) based television reporter Pandurang Raikar (aged 42) succumbed to Covid-complications in an Ahmednagar town hospital. Raikar, who worked for the TV9 news channel, tested positive in the antigen test and was hospitalized. However, his family members alleged that treatment was delayed by the hospital authority.

Earlier, another television journalist Neelanshu Shukla (photo, aged 30) from Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) died of corona infections. Shukla, who was associated with AajTak, tested positive for Covid-19 a few days back and died on 31 August in the hospital. A bachelor, Shukla also worked for NDTV and Republic TV as a Lucknow correspondent.

A few weeks ago, Maharashtra’s veteran journalist Ashok Churi, who edited the Marathi weekly, PalgharTimes, died at a Palghar based hospital. He was later tested positive for Covid-19. The printer-publisher of Asomiya Khabar (Rantu Das) also died at a Guwahati hospital and tested positive for the virus infection. On the other hand, New Delhi based writer Tarun Sisodia killed himself while undergoing treatment at AIIMS.

Patiala (Punjab) based photojournalist Jai Deep, Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) based television reporter Madhusudan Reddy & video journalist M Parthasarathy, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) based television reporter Ramanathan and Orissa’s journalists namely Simanchal Panda, K Ch Ratnam & Priyadarshi Patnaik, Chennai based news videographer E Velmurugan, Chandigarh based news presenter Davinder Pal Singh, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) based television writer Manoj Kumar, Agra (UP) based journalist Pankaj Kulashrestha and Kolkata (West Bengal) based photojournalist Ronny Roy also lost their battles against the virus.

12.09.2020. MEXICO. Al menos tres periodistas han muerto por coronavirus en Nueva Leon. El periodista Francisco Salazar, titular de Comunicación Social del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social de Nuevo León, falleció el pasado 27 de julio. De 56 años de edad, pasó casi la mitad de su vida siendo el enlace de medios del IMSS. José Gerardo González, de 49 años, fotoperiodista que trabajó en diversos medios de comunicación locales también falleció víctima de coronavirus en el mes de julio. El gremio periodístico reportó el deceso por coronavirus del locutor, productor y periodista Juan Baizán, quien falleció el pasado 7 de agosto.
11.09.2020. BRASIL. Mais três vítimas no Brasil. Jornalista Karina Paula Araújo (photo) 
morre aos 48 anos vítima da Covid-19. A jornalista atuava na TV Borborema, em Campina Grande,
mas também trabalhou no Jornal da Paraíba, foi professora da Universidade Estadual da Paraíba
(UEPB) e assessora do 4º Batalhão da Polícia Militar.
Jornalista Lima Neto morre
vítima de coronavírus na capital. Na noite de quinta-feira (10), morreu o jornalista Lima Neto aos 50 anos,
em Porto Velho. Apresentador de televisão, ele era conhecido na região como "Repórter Cidadão".
 O jornalista estava internado na UTI de um hospital público, há aproximadamente 30 dias, fazendo tratamento contra o
coronavírus.

Morreu em Curitiba nesse domingo (dia 6) o jornalista Marcelo Motta Vieira, 56 anos. Segundo informações da família,
ele estava há duas semanas internado no Hospital da Cruz Vermelha, em Curitiba, com suspeita de Covid-19.
Ele apresentou sintomas da doença, como falta de ar. Há uma semana, recebeu alta e apresentou sinais de melhora.
No sábado, porém, Marcelo retornou à UTI, com coração e rins afetados. Acabou falecendo nesse domingo.
Marcelo Motta foi colunista de política do Bem Paraná na época em que a publicação ainda era chamada de Jornal do Estado.

10.09.2020.  BANGLADESH. A total of 31 journalists died of covid-19. Among them, NTV joint chief news editor Abdus Shahid (photo), also former president of a faction of Dhaka Union of Journalists, died of COVID-19 at a city hospital on Sunday. Shahid was 63. Khulna Press Club former president Wadudur Rahman Panna died with COVID-19 symptoms at a hospital in Khulna on Saturday. He was 72.

08.09.2020. NEPAL. The 62-year old Banarasi Barma died of COVID-19 while undergoing dialysis at Universal Medical College in Bhairahawa. Journalist Barma tested positive for the COVID-19 after his death, according to Kumar Thapa, who is COVID-19 Focal Person at the District Health Office in Kapilvastu.

03.09.2020. USA. Three more victims among media. John Hamill (photo), Vietnam veteran, one-time Daily News reporter and screenwriter, dead at 71 of coronavirus.

John Hamill, a decorated Vietnam War combat medic, journalist and screenwriter, passed away Tuesday after contracting COVID-19. The death of Hamill came just a month after his older brother, author and newspaper columnist Pete Hamill, died at age 85. John Hamill, a die-hard Mets fan, was retired and living in California when he came down with the virus three weeks ago and never recovered, according to a Facebook post by his sister Kathy.

William R. Neikirk, an award-winning economics and political journalist who spent nearly 35 years with the Chicago Tribune and served as White House correspondent during the Clinton administration, died of coronavirus Aug. 27 at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 82. Mr. Neikirk wrote about politics and economics for the Associated Press before joining the Tribune’s Washington bureau in 1974. He also had stints as Chicago-based associate managing editor of financial news and chief Washington correspondent before retiring in 2008. He was honored for his business and political coverage, including the 1995 White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Award for presidential reporting.

Tom Vint, retired AP sports writer, dies from COVID-19. Tom Vint, who covered the dominant Nebraska football teams of the 1980s and ’90s as an Associated Press sports writer, died in Omaha Wednesday Sept. 2 after a month long battle with COVID-19, his daughter Mandy Troia said. He was 72.

02.09.2020. ECUADOR. El periodista radial Pedro Daniel Sanaguano Llangari (photo), más conocido como el Rey del Mambo, murió por COVID-19 el pasado 29 de agosto, tras permanecer durante dos semanas en una unidad de cuidados intensivos del hospital de la Policía en Guayaquil. Sanaguano nació el 15 de octubre de 1981 en Riobamba (Chimborazo) y durante sus 21 años de vida profesional formó parte de Radio Fantástica, Radio Andina, Radio Turbo, Radio Latina, Radio Ternura  y del Periódico Los Andes.

19.08.2020. PERU. 82 periodistas fallecidos por COVID-19 en 5 meses de emergencia nacional en el Perú (Asociación Nacional de Periodistas del Perú ANP): en los cinco meses de emergencia nacional, iniciada el 16 de marzo, han muerto un total de 139 periodistas. De estos, 82 fallecieron como consecuencia del coronavirus (35 contagiados en actividad periodística). Frente a esta cifra, 57 periodistas murieron, en el marco de la pandemia, por otras dolencias, complicaciones de otras enfermedades o sintomatología covid (sin confirmar el contagio).
18.08.2020. SOUTH AFRICA. Popular sports journalist dies after contracting Covid-19. Well-known South African sports journalist S'busiso Mseleku (photo) died at the Midvaal Private Hospital in Vereeniging after having tested positive for the coronavirus. He was 59. He was a former Sport24 columnist, worked for the Sowetan, served as sports editor for Drum Magazine, delivered football insights on SABC Sports.
18.08.2020. TAJIKISTAN. The sad news of the demise of Gulnazar Keldi (photo, 75), the national poet of Tajikistan, the author of the national anthem of the Republic of Tajikistan, a member of the Union of Writers and holder of Rudaki State Prize, deeply saddened the cultural community of ECO member states. The prominent journalist died of Covid-19.
16.08.2020. INDIA. Senior journalist Somashekhar Yadavatti succumbed to coronavirus at a private hospital in Bengaluru. Yadavatti, 49, was the Chief Reporter of Samayukta Karnataka.
13.08.2020. UNITED KINGDOM. North Wales football scene saddened by the death of Wrexham journalist Mark Currie (68). He was admitted to Wrexham Maelor Hospital with respiratory problems and failed to recover.
13.08.2020. PARAGUAY. Periodista de San Pedro fallece por Covid-19 en el Ineram. Se trata del periodista Celso Antonio Aguilera, de 58 anos, de Radio nacional San Pedro, el primer deceso vinculado al ambito periodistico. Se desempeno por varios anos como periodista en el Diario Noticias y en Canal 13.
08.08.2020. América Latina. La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP) concede premio postumo a mas de 100 periodistas de las Americas fallecidos por Covid-19. "Este es un momento muy duro para el periodismo", expreso el presidente de la SIP Christopher Barnes (photo) al anunciar el premio. El presidente de la SIP indico que "esta pandemia esta lejos de haber terminado" y llamo a los trabajadores de medios a fortalecer los protocolos de sanidad y seguridad para reducir el impacto en la profesion. En la lista de los periodistas reconocidos figuran periodistas de Bolivia (8), Brasil (9), Colombia (2), Ecuador (16), Estados Unidos (9), El Salvador (1), Honduras (4), Mexico (26), Nicaragua (6), Peru (22) y Republica Dominicana (5).
08.08.2020. INDIA. Veteran journalist and social activist Ashok Churi succombed to Covid-19 in Palghar. Churi (71) owned and edited the Palghar Times, a Marathi weekly paper.
07.08.2020. BANGLADESH. The media indutry in Bangladesh neither lost so many workers within such a short span of time nor faced such a tough challenge any time before the Covid-19's onslaught. According to "Our Media, Our Rights", a social media-based journalist group, at least 16 media workers succombed to coronavirus while 10 died with its symptoms in the country as of August 5 last. Besides, around 700 journalists and media employees of 162 national and local media houses have been infected with the deadly virus across the country.
06.08.2020. EGYPT. Mohamed Monir's death of Covid-19 is a warning sign for journalists held in Egypt's prisons (CPJ). Mohamed Monir was a veteran reporter and political commentator in Egypt. He died from complications due to Covid-10 on July 13 after being moved to a hospital in Giza one week before. Another detainee Khaled Taha died on 22 July at the Haram police station after displaying typical covid-type symptoms. Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented that at least 14 detainees had died of suspected coronavirus in Egypt across ten facilities since mid-July.
05.08.2020. KYRGYZSTAN. Azimjon Askarov (photo) contracted Covid-19 before his death in a Kyrgystan prison, according to his wife Khadicha Askarova. The 69-year-old award-winning journalist has been ill preceding his final breaths on July 25. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) condemns the abuse and medical neglect, despite deteriorating health which characterized the 10 years Askarov spent behind bars. Askarov's case highlights the increased danger posed to imprisoned journalists during the pandemic.
30.07.2020. INDIA. Three journalists died of Covid-19 in Orissa State. Priyadarshi Pattnaik of Samaja, Ganjam district, died of the deadly disease on July 11 in Bhubaneswar. Next day, K. Ch. Ratnam of Gajapati district lost his life to the virus. Two days later, the death of another journalist identified as Simanchal Panda from Ganjam district working with a weekly Odia magazine was reported in media.
28.07.2020. BANGLADESH. Female journalist Rebeka Yesmin died of Covid-19 at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on July 27. She was the Mymensingh-based daily Jahan editor. On July 20 Satkhira-based daily Ajker Satkhira editor and publisher Mohsin Hossain died with Covid-19 symptoms. On July 19 Abdullah M Hasan, a senior journalist and news editor of the Financial Express died from coronavirus. He was 72.
26.07.2020. NEPAL. First Nepali journalist died of Covid-19. Roshan Shrestha is believed to be the first Nepali journo to have died of corona infection. He was working in UAE.
24.07.2020. INDIA. Two more fatalities. Shock over death of Covid infected Senior Journo due to lack of oygen supply in Vijayawada Rama Rao (52) who was taking treatment for Covid-19. On July 17 a 43-year old television journalist succumbed to coronavirus in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh). He was working for a Telegu TV channel.
20.07.2020. UNITED STATES. Four prominent journalists died of Covid-19. Don Peitzman (photo), a former editor of the Parker Chronicle and journalist of 30 years, died of Covid-19 symptoms July 20 at 63. He suffered a severe lung infection and died at Shy Ridge Medical center in Lone Tree (Colorado). Peitzman was a photographer and journalist for his entire time in Parker. Retired Associated Press correspondent Arthur Rotstein (74) also died of Covid-19 July 20. He retired in 2010 after covering southern Arizona for nearly 30 years. Donald H. Shannon, whose 38-year career as a Washington and foreign correspondent for the Times included John Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign and the end of the Cold War in 1989 died July 17 of Covid-19. He was 97. Bertram W. Korn Jr, journalist and activist on issues related to Jewish political life, dies July 5 of Covid-19 at 64 in Philadelphia.
19.07.2020. SAUDI ARABIA. Journalist Saleh Al-Shehi died from an illness, probably Covid-19, two months after his release from prison. The illness has not been formalyy named but some media outlets such as the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh spoke of three weeks of complications resulting from a Covid-19 infection. Al-Shedi was released on 19 May. His helath deteriorated quickly thereafter. He was a friend of Jamal Khashoggi, murdered in Istanbul in October 2018.
19.07.2020. HONDURAS. Honduran journalist David Romero Ellner (photo) died of respiratory failure after contracting Covid-19 while imprisoned at the Tamara National Penitentiary. Romero was the director of the media outlets Radio Globo and Globo TV. He was arrested in march 2019 for defamation charges.
14.07.2020. INDONESIA. More than 50 staff at public radio network in Surabaya contracted Covid-19, while 2 employees of TV station die. Previously the Bali province also reported that one journalist died of Covid-19. The Alliance of Independent Journalists of Indonesia asked media companies to raise awareness about the safety and health of journalists amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
13.07.2020. AFGHANISTAN. A prominent Afghan journalist died of Covid-19. Dad Mohammad Onaby, editor-in-chief of Islah Daily, passed away and was buried on Sunday, said the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee. His death has taken the number of media workers and reporters to die due to Covid-19 to seven in Afghanistan.
 12.07.2020. INDIA. Another Journalist dies of COVID19 in Odisha.  The deceased journalist has been identified as K. CH. Ratnam (photo).  The 75-year-old scribe was working with the ‘Eenadu’, a Telugu newspaper. Ratnam is the second journalist to die of COVID-19 in the State in 24 hours. A 46-years-old journalist named Priyadarshi Pattnaik died while undergoing treatment at a Covid hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was working as correspondent for Odia newspaper the Samaja.

11.07.2020. MEXICO. En Sinaloa, el gremio periodístico está de luto, ante la muerte de Jorge Walterio Medina Palazuelos (photo), quien desde el pasado 21 de junio se encontraba luchando contra el covid-19. Fue a través de redes sociales, que él comunicador dio a conocer que había contraído el virus. El comunicador tenía más de 40 años en el gremio y actualmente colaboraba en el canal de la Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Radio UAS, con el programa Los Columnistas.
08.07.2020. BRAZIL. Brazil journalists quarantined after interviewing infected Bolsonaro. A consortium of Brazilian journalists is suing President Jair Bolsonaro (photo) after he removed his mask near them during a televised press conference on Tuesday. At that press conference, Bolsonaro had announced that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier that day.  Footage shows Bolsonaro stepping back from the reporters after speaking with them, removing his microphone, and taking off his mask to show his face. The Brazilian Press Association said later on Tuesday that it would sue Bolsonaro in the Supreme Court over accusations of “endangering” journalists. In separate emailed statements, CNN Brasil, Record TV and the state-run Brazil Communications Company (EBC) said they had taken their reporters off the job following the interview.

08.07.2020. INDIA. The suicide of a reporter in Delhi who had been hospitalised for COVID-19 highlights the difficulties journalists are facing right now. A heartbreaking incident has come out from the capital Delhi. A 37-year-old coronavirus-infected journalist has died by suicide, jumping from the third floor of AIIMS.  Dainik Bhaskar journalist Tarun Sisodia (photo) committed suicide at AIIMS, where he was under treatment for COVID-19, on Monday. Following an uproar on social media, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan ordered an inquiry into the suicide. The medical superintendent of the trauma centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi has been sacked, following the death of the journalist who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

07.07.2020. VENEZUELA. Vidal Atencio, periodista y secretario de Asuntos Agropecuarios del gobernador Omar Prieto, falleció  este martes 7 de julio en el Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo (HUM),  víctima del covid-19, luego de librar una dura batalla en las últimas semanas contra la enfermedad.

07.07.2020.  BANGLADESH. ATN Bangla finance and accounts department senior vice-president Ahsan Habib (photo) died of COVID-19 on Monday night at a hospital in the capital. He was 58. With Ahsan, a total of 12 media professionals, including journalists, have died of COVID-19 while nine others have died with COVID-19 symptoms. Former Feni Press Club president and Feni-based Weekly Hawkers editor Nurul Karim Majumder died with COVID-19 symptoms on Sunday night. He was 68. In his professional life, Nurul Karim worked as the Feni district correspondent of Daily Star and United News of Bangladesh. Weekly Uttamasha editor Khandaker Ekramul Haq also died of COVID-19 at a Dhaka hospital on Sunday. He was 60. According to media houses and journalist organisations, until Sunday 536 journalists and media workers were affected by the coronavirus. Of them, 403 are from Dhaka and 133 from the other parts of the country. They are from 136 national and local media houses, including 80 newspapers, 27 television channels, 22 internet news portals, five radios and one news agency.

05.07.2020. IRAQ. KURDISTAN. Syndicate: 85 journalists in Kurdistan Region have contracted COVID-19, one diedOver 80 journalists across the Kurdistan Region have so far contracted the coronavirus, Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate Azad Hamad Amin said on Sunday. Journalists, alongside essential public employees such as doctors and security forces, have largely continued working despite curfews and various travel restrictions that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has enacted since the first case was confirmed in the region. The KRG Ministry of Health issued a statement in early April, however, asking that all field journalists operating in the Kurdistan Region be tested for COVID-19 to mitigate the risks of the virus spreading both to each other and through them to members of the general population. Amin claimed that some local media organizations are “hiding” information about their employees who may have caught the virus.
04.07.2020. COLOMBIA. Vladimir Largacha muere en Colombia producto del contagio con coronavirus. Vladimir Largacha, de 46 años de edad, trabajaba en un medio independiente de noticias en la capital del Valle.  El comunicador había laborado en Todelar, así como en el canal de televisión CNC. También laboró para entidades públicas, ejerciendo su profesión. En la actualidad hacia periodismo independiente. Era egresado de la Fundación Idci. Estaba vinculado al Canal C con el programa Panorama vallecaucano.
04.07.2020. ECUADOR. COVID-19 se llevó a dos periodistas en Tungurahua. En menos de 24 horas dos periodistas apagaron su voz a causa del coronavirus. Julio Rodríguez, de 57 años de edad,  y Carlos Alberto Pangol, quienes laboraban en Radio Centro, fueron las víctimas de esta pandemia. Carlos Pangol, de 73 años, era el vicepresidente de la Unión Nacional de Periodistas de Tungurahua.
03.07.2020. HONDURAS. El reconocido periodista hondureño Pablo Matamoros falleció la mañana de este jueves por complicaciones en su salud provocadas por el Covid-19. Matamoros fungía como coordinador de prensa de Hable Como Habla (HCH). La noticia de su muerte fue anunciada en el medio de comunicación nacional durante la transmisión del programa de noticias vespertino. El periodista nació en 1966 en Tegucigalpa, capital de Honduras.
03.07.07. INDIA. Printer and publisher of Asomiya Khobor, Rantu Das has breathed his last at Apollo International Hospital on Friday morning in Guwahati. Das, who was 54 and one of the directors of Frontier Publications Private Limited, tested positive for COVID-19.
02.07.2020. USA. Bobette Leidner, 98, was a journalist, public relations executive and tireless civic leader. Mrs. Leidner, 98, died Sunday, May 24, at Beaumont from a stroke and complications from the coronavirus.
02.07.2020. INDIA. PTC news anchor Davinder Pal Singh (photo) dies of Covid on Tuesday. He was moved to a private hospital in Chandigarh. The PTC anchor contracted the deadly disease in Delhi about a month ago. From Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, several prominent personalities took to social media to extend condolences on the death of the journalist.

01.07.2020. Coronavirus: The toll continues to increase. More than 186 journalists died from Covid-19 in four months in 35 countries // Plus de 186 journalistes sont morts du Covid-19 en quatre mois dans 35 pays // Más de 186 periodistas han muerto por el Covid-19 en cuatro meses en 35 países

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29.06.2020. Kazakhstan. Mystery Surrounds Death Of Kazakh Journalist. A Kazakh journalist known for his criticism of the authorities has died in hospital hours after he wrote on Facebook that doctors gave him an unknown medicine. Quandyq Shamakhaiuly said he was hospitalized about a week ago with pneumonia and coronavirus symptoms and was getting ready to be released soon. But soon after the post, the 59-year-old died early in the morning on June 29.

28.06.2020. Bangladesh. Tobibur Rahman Masum (52), chief reporter of Rajshahi-based daily Sonali Sangbad died at the coronavirus unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Masum was well known in the sports arena and covered the South Asian Games and the Olympic Games several times. He was the president of Rajshahi's Sports Reporters' Council and he conducted regular programmes at Bangladesh Betar.  Another journalist dies of Covid-19 in Bogra. Veteran journalist and freedom fighter  Md Saiduzzaman Sarker Tara died from Covid-19 on Friday night at the age of 70. Saiduzzaman, a senior member of the Bogra Press club and also executive editor of the Weekly Hatiar newspaper, died while undergoing treatment at Bogra Mohammad Ali Hospital.

27.06.2020. India. TV journalist dies of COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu. A senior videographer of a Tamil news channel died of COVID-19 on Saturday. News of the death of 41-year-old E Velmurugan, the first COVID-19 death in the Tamil Nadu media fraternity, was received with sorrow by his fellow journalists, and was mourned by several political personalities.
26.06.2020. Pakistan. Veteran journalist Abu Talib Nizami, better known as A.T. Nizami, passed away, his family and friends said on Saturday. He was 88. He tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago and was in self-isolation at home but his health deteriorated and he died on June 25. Mr Nizami worked for several newspapers at senior positions including Dawn Media Group’s daily Hurriyat as its city editor.
26.06.2020. Nigeria. In the last seven days, seven Nigerian journalists have died from COVID-19 and other illnesses. On the list are Dan Foster (Cool FM & City FM), Hugo Odiogor (former Editor at the Vanguard), Xavier Ndayongmong (Crime Editor at Daily Independent), Nkiruka Udoh (Crime and Defence Correspondent at AIT), Naomi Uzor (Business Desk at the Vanguard), Aramide Praise Oikelome (the Media Project and Independent Newspapers), and Azeez Ozi Sanni (Cartoonist at The Nation). Nigerian Journalists have been facing huge risks and unprecedented challenges as frontline workers covering the novel Coronavirus outbreak and reporting in the newsroom every day.

25.06.2020. Nicaragua. Muere por coronavirus Pepe Ruiz (photo), el periodista deportivo que dijo que "este virus es maricón". José Francisco 'Pepe' Ruiz, uno de los periodistas deportivos más populares de Nicaragua, ha muerto de coronavirus después de mofarse del COVID-19 en la televisión estatal.
24.06.2020. United Kingdom. Gregory Katz (photo), an acclaimed correspondent for The Associated Press in London who recently led the news cooperative’s coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Tuesday. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. His career over four decades took him across the globe, from Latin America to Africa, Asia to Russia, the Middle East and Western Europe. Katz joined the AP in London as a correspondent in 2008 and became acting bureau chief in 2013. Prior to AP, he was bureau chief for Europe and the Middle East for the Houston Chronicle newspaper, also based in London.
24.06.2020. Perú. Durante los cien días de emergencia nacional en el Perú han fallecido 51 periodistas. De este total, 37 perdieron la vida como consecuencia del coronavirus (15 contagiados en actividad periodística), mientras que 14 fallecieron por complicaciones de otras enfermedades, debido a la falta de atención por el colapso del sistema de salud. Asimismo, también se ha reportado la muerte de otros 4 trabajadores de medios. Esta La Asociación Nacional de Periodistas del Perú - ANP, desde el inicio de la emergencia nacional (16 de marzo), ha mantenido una permanente acción de monitoreo de la situación de periodistas en todo el país. Asimismo, al día de hoy existen al menos 112 casos de contagio en el Perú.
24.06.2020. Bangladesh. Another journalist dies of COVID-19. Belal Hossain, managing editor of Jashore local newspaper daily Noapara, died of COVID-19 in Dhaka on Wednesday. He was 53. Including Belal, a total of eight journalists and media workers died of COVID-19 while seven others died with COVID-19 symptoms. According to media houses and journalist organisations, till Wednesday 434 journalists and media workers are affected by the coronavirus. They are from 104 media houses including 55 newspapers, 27 television channels, 16 internet news portals, five radios and one news agency.
24.06.2020. India. Former Arab News staffer Javed Jivani died on Wednesday in Mumbai (India) as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He was 84. Known to colleagues simply as J.J., he joined Arab News in 1980.
22.06.2020. Democratic Republic of Congo. Veteran AP video, photo-journalist in Congo dies of COVID-19. John Bompengo (photo), who covered Congo’s political turmoil as a freelance photographer and video journalist for The Associated Press over the course of 16 years has died, relatives said Sunday. He was 52. The cause of death was complications due to the coronavirus. Bompengo had contributed to AP since 2004, including coverage of the Ebola outbreak in northern Congo, in 2018. John Bompengo was a talented photojournalist who covered political developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for decades and worked with Radio Okapi, managed by the UN Mission in D.R. Congo (MONUSCO), since 2011.

20.06.2020. Bangladesh. Eminent journalist and Ekushey Padak winner cultural activist Kamal Lohani has died from the novel coronavirus infection today.
20.06.2020. Brasil. Jornalista de 28 anos morre com coronavírus. Letícia Fava (photo) estava internada em um hospital particular. Ela trabalhava na Universidade do Futebol, que lamentou a morte da jovem nas redes sociais.
19.06.2020. Bolivia. Muere periodista potosino con coronavirus en Cochabamba. Al finalizar la jornada de este viernes 19 de junio se conoció el fallecimiento del periodista, corresponsal de Radio Panamericana, Jaime Arosqueta. La dirigente de la Federaci'on de Trabajadores de la Prensa de Potos'i, Jheaneth Cortez, informó que el resultado de laboratorio dio positivo para  COVID-19. Arosqueta se convierte en el primer periodista potosino que fallece a causa del coronavirus.
18.06.2020. India. Bengaluru. Senior journalist Gowripura Chandru died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday June 18. He was tested positive for coronavirus after his death. The 54-year-old Gowripura Chandru was working for Vijaya Karnataka.
18.06.2020. India. Veteran sports journalist Haresh Munwani, who worked with the SportsWorld magazine among others, passed away due to multiple ailments along with Covid-19 infection. He was 70 and breathed his last on June 17. He had done special assignments for the PTI news agency, worked with SportsWorld Editor Nawab Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi as a Mumbai correspondent, served with Mid-Day and For You publications, and for several years had been freelancing on aviation and tourism.
17.06.2020. Afghanistan. Shah Mahmood Haroon, the administrative director and a mentor for journalists in Pajhwok News Agency dies at 57 from coronavirus. Haroon was an experienced media activist and worked in the media for about twenty years. Shah Mahmoud Haroon was a founder of Pajhwok News Agency.
16.06.2020. Brasil. Aos 64 anos, Edvaldo Silva não resiste e morre de covid-19 em Arapiraca. Edvado Silva estava internado no Hospital de Emergência do Agreste (HEA) e faleceu na madrugada desta terça-feira (16).  Edvaldo Silva trabalhava na comunicação radiofônica há 42 anos, iniciou a carreira na rádio Novo Nordeste AM na década de 80. Atuou como repórter de rua, comentarista esportiva e foi âncora de programas jornalísticos de muita repercussão em várias rádios de Arapiraca e de outras cidades do interior de Alagoas. Seu último trabalho foi na rádio Sampaio FM no município de Palmeira dos Índio, no Agreste alagoano, onde já estava há 15 anos.
15.06.2020. India. In Telangana, 23 more journalists test positive for COVID-19on Sunday, one has died. This takes the total number of journalists, including print and television network reporters, and visual journalists, who have tested positive to about 55 in the state. One TV journalist, D. Manoj Kumar, has died of the disease. Many of the journalists who tested positive on Sunday were among those who reported on the recent Krishna River Management Board meeting at Jal Soudha in Erram Manzil that was convened to sort out claims and counter claims by the two Telugu states. Many from this group were also active in reporting events from the Secretariat while some had regularly attended press meets addressed by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao at Pragati Bhavan (Source: Deccan Chronicle).

14.06.2020. Nicaragua. El periodista Sergio León Corea, director de Radio La Costenisima, falleció este domingo 14 de junio en Bluefields, región autónoma del Caribe Sur, a la edad de 52 años. Personas de su círculo cercano indicaron que el periodista y sociólogo presentó síntomas de covid-19 en la última semana de mayo que agravaron sus enfermedades crónicas. Su salud se complicó este sábado 13 de junio por la tarde, y la madrugada del domingo 14 de junio fue intubado, falleciendo horas más tarde.

12.06.2020. Coronavirus: Turkey's political prisoners face 'alarming' conditions, warn rights groups. A lack of transparency and reports of unhygienic, overcrowded cells has worried supporters of political prisoners. Among the most famous figures currently locked up in the sprawling complex of Silivri near Istanbul are Osman Kavala, the activist and philanthropist, writer and journalist Ahmet Altan, prominent Oda TV journalists Baris Terkoglu and Baris Pehlivan, and many more. Their detention has long troubled opposition politicians and human rights organisations, who now are becoming increasingly alarmed by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the prison, with one death from Covid-19 officially confirmed on 22 May (Source: Middle East Eye).
12.06.2020. Coronavirus. Bangladesh. Journalist with Covid-19 symptoms dies at Bogra hospital. The deceased, identified as Oyasir Rahman Ratan, 65 was the editor of Dainik Bogra, published in the district.

11.06.2020. France. Le journaliste et reporter de guerre Christian Bousquet, qui avait couvert les grands conflits des années 60 et 70, et fut rédacteur en chef du 13H de TF1 pendant plus d'une décennie, est décédé dimanche à 80 ans des conséquences du Covid-19, a annoncé sa famille à l'AFP. C'est à l'ORTF qu'il devient grand reporter et part couvrir les grands conflits qui secouent la planète, et notamment la guerre du Vietnam et du Cambodge, la guerre du Kippour, le conflit israélo-palestinien, ou encore les conflits au Liban et en Iran. Dans les années 1980, il est nommé chef du service de politique étrangère de TF1, puis devient rédacteur en chef du journal de 13H. Un poste qu'il avait occupé aux côtés de Jean-Pierre Pernaut jusqu'en 1999. Jean-Pierre Pernaut a souligné en faisant part de la nouvelle "l’immense émotion de tous les anciens de TF1".

09.06.2020. United States. Dick Johnson, long time Chicago TV news anchor for NBC, ABC stations, has died at 66. He’d posted March 19 on Facebook from northern Michigan that concerns about the spread of the “coronavirus, my age and a respiratory issue prompted my doctors to send me packing.” “Chicago has lost a journalism giant,” ABC 7 reporter Rob Elgas said on Twitter.

08.06.2020. Pakistan. Three persons, including a journalist, died due to coronavirus while four others tested positive in the district. Journalist Sheikh Nadeem had been shifted to Mayo Hospital Lahore from Sheikhupura after testing positive for the virus and he died of the virus.

07.06.2020. Bangladesh. Abdul Monayem Khan, a senior journalist and Cox’s Bazar correspondent of The Financial Express, died of Covid-19 at the Chittagong Medical College Hospital on Sunday. He was 54. A senior member of Cox’s Bazar Journalists’ Union, he also worked for The Daily Star, The New Age and The Daily Sun.

07.06.2020. India. A journalist in Hyderabad passed away on Sunday, June 7, due to COVID-19. Manoj Kumar (33), a reporter with Telugu channel TV5, had tested positive for the coronavirus on June 4 and was undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital, according to IANS.

05.06.2020. Brasil. Jornalista Eledilson Colares (photo) morre vítima do coronavírus. Eledilson Colares trabalhou nas redações dos principais jornais de Manaus e atualmente servia à Prefeitura de Coari, onde exerceu atividades na sua área de formação, a Comunicação Social.
04.06.2020. Mexico. Muere periodista en Guerrero tras contraer covid-19. El periodista Antonio Alvear Olea, reportero de El Despertar del Sur, murió a consecuencia de complicaciones generadas por covid-19, sus compañeros denunciaron que en el hospital de Coyuca de Catalán, Guerrero, no le quisieron otorgar la atención que necesitaba, ante lo que el gobernador Héctor Astudillo Flores ofreció revisar lo que sucede en la región de la Tierra Caliente.

03.06.2020. Bolivia. Ya son 5 los periodistas fallecidos con Covid-19; los infectados suman 88 en el país. Tres periodistas fallecieron en la ciudad de Trinidad afectados por el coronavirus, con los que ya son cinco los decesos a escala nacional; en tanto que los contagiados alcanzan a 88, con más incidencia en los departamentos de Santa Cruz y Beni. Con los tres fallecidos en Trinidad ya son cinco en el país por causa del coronavirus, pues los dos primeros son de Santa Cruz: el periodista Rubén Darío Méndez y el camarógrafo Jacinto Quispe Maydana.

03.06.2020.  Panama. Murió en Panamá el periodista Efigenio Tapia por Coronavirus. Don Efigenio Tapia, pionero en la televisión con programas de comentarios de fútbol, perdió la batalla contra el coronavirus la noche del lunes, 1 de junio. El periodismo y el mundo deportivo lamentaron la muerte de este maestro de la crónica deportiva, quien será recordado por sus enseñanzas y aportes al fútbol local.
02.06.2020. United Kingdom. Banburyshire journalist, historian and Labour Party stalwart Chris Farman has died of Covid-19 on his 83rd birthday. Mr Farman was a professional journalist and historian, spending most of his life in London and being published in The Guardian and other papers and periodicals.

02.06.2020. United States. Virginia A. Frizzi, (photo, 66), of Morningside, Pittsburgh who had been in ill health for several months, died Monday, June 1, 2020 in UPMC Shadyside hospital of complications of covid-19. Ginny Frizzi was a stalwart pillar of the journalism community in Western Pennsylvania. A native of Pittsburgh, Ms. Frizzi began her career in journalism before launching a 25-year career in public relations at Point Park University. But she always kept her hand in the news business as a freelance writer, a mentor to aspiring journalists and as a leader in the region’s professional organizations. She was past president of the Women’s Press Club of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. She served two terms on the SPJ national board of directors.

02.06.2020. Perú: 21 periodistas han muerto por Covid-19. La mayoría de los periodistas contrajo el temido virus mientras realizaba labores informativas en los principales focos infecciosos, como mercados y hospitales, indicó Zuliana Laínez, secretaria ejecutiva de la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas (ANP).

02.06.2020. Over 127 journalists died from coronavirus in three months in 31 countries - Latin America most affected // Plus de 127 journalistes sont morts du coronavirus en trois mois dans 31 pays - L'Amérique latine région la plus touchée // Más de 127 periodistas murieron por coronavirus en tres meses en 31 países - América Latina, el continente más afectado

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31.05.2020. Coronavirus. Mexico. Por Información difundida en redes sociales y Medios de Comunicación 13 Periodistas han fallecido diagnosticados por COVID-19. Los periodistas que dieron positivo en el diagnóstico para Coronavirus, fueron contagiados mientras ejercían su labor son: Martha Caballero Colli, quien trabajaba en el Departamento de Comunicación Social del ayuntamiento de Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, el 27 de Abril del 2020. Alejandro Cedillo, quien trabajaba en el diario, La Crónica de Hoy en la Ciudad de México el 28 Abr 2020. Miguel Angel Garcia Tapia, quien trabajaba en el Departamento de Comunicación Social del ayuntamiento de Cuernavaca, Morelos, el 01 Mayo 2020. Armando Sánchez Díaz, locutor conocido como “El Gallito de la Radio” murió el 01 Mayo 2020. David Alvarado conocido como ”El Piti” o “El Gama”, Fotógrafo que laboraba en el Diario “Pásala”, el 06 Mayo 2020. Moisés Márquez Villegas; Sub Director editorial del semanario “Infobaja” el 07 de Mayo 2020. Johnatan Gonzalo Arana Chan, quien era camarógrafo y fotógrafo en el Departamento de Comunicación Social del ayuntamiento de Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, 08 de Mayo 2020. Jorge Tamez de la Cabada; Periodista y ex Subdirector de Síntesis de la Cámara de Diputados, 13 de Mayo de 2020. Reyes Ramos Rodríguez; Periodista y Locutor de Radio Mexico Noticias, en Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, acaecido el 19 de Mayo de 2020. Carlos Arturo Ramírez Castro “El Pato”, en el Departamento de Comunicación Social del ayuntamiento de Chimalhuacan en el Estado de México, el 26 de Mayo de 2020. Fabiola Bueno Cardiel, encargada de Atención a Medios del Instituto Electoral del Estado de México, el 26 de Mayo de 2020. Ricardo Camacho, Corresponsal del Diario 8 Columnas, el 27 de Mayo de 2020. Carlos Ramírez Castro; Fotógrafo del municipio de Chimalhuacán; 27 de Mayo de 2020 (fuente: Guillermo Espinosa, Capital).

31.05.2020. Coronavirus. Bolivia. Dos periodistas murieron con síntomas de Covid. El periodista Rubén Darío Méndez (photo), falleció este viernes luego de que hace dos días presentó síntomas correspondientes a Coronavius. Es el segundo trabajador de la prensa que fallece en Santa Cruz con síntomas de Covid-19 en menos de una semana. Otros 40 se encuentran contagiados. Periodista editor, trabajó en el periódico El Deber de Santa Cruz desde julio de 2005 a febrero de 2009; relacionador comunitario en Petrobras desde julio de 2001 a abril de 2005. Además, fue secretario de Libertad de Prensa en la Asociación de Periodistas de Santa Cruz. Otro reportero Juan Carlos Vaca, un joven periodista deportivo de la ciudad de Trinidad de departamento de Beni, falleció este domingo a causa del Covid-19, según informó la Federación Sindical de Trabajadores de la Prensa de Beni (Fstpb).

30.05.2020. Coronavirus. Pakistan. Three more journalist have died from Covid-19. A senior local journalist died of the novel coronavirus in Peshawar on Thursday. Senior reporter Fakhruddin Syed (photo), associated with a private news channel, was infected by coronavirus few days ago and was under treatment at the Hayata­bad Medical Complex (HMC). Advisor to KP Chief Minister on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir informed that senior journalist Fakhruddin lost his life while fulfilling his professional obligations on the front line just like others against the Covid-19. According to the Advisor, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has announced Rs 1 million assistance to the bereaved family. The Advisor informed that journal­ist community was serving on the frontline and the provincial government will do everything possible to help journalists since media is playing an important role in sensitizing people on Covid-19. Two other media employees, at Radio Pakistan, have passed away due to the deadly coronavirus, according to Radio Pakistan. Radio Pakistan senior broadcast engineer Muhammad Ashfaq and Urdu newscaster Huma Zafar died of the virus.

30.05.2020. Coronavirus. Egypt's Press Syndicate records total of 11 coronavirus cases among its members. The press syndicate said the death toll jumped to three after deputy editor-in-chief of the state-owned daily Al-Gomhouriya, Fathi El-Sarawy, passed away on Thursday. Mahmoud Riad, a journalist at Al-Khamis newspaper, died from the virus on 27 April, and on 18 May, journalist Mohy El-Din El-Sayed passed away.

29.05.2020. Coronavirus. India. DD News video journalist Yogesh Kumar tests positive posthumously. Nearly 50 personnel of the camera division of Doordarshan News will be tested for coronavirus infection after 53-year-old video journalist who died of ‘heart attack’ on Wednesday tested positive posthumously. The DD News has temporarily shut down the studio.
29.05.2020. Coronavirus. Bolivia. Muere el primer trabajador de la prensa por coronavirus en Santa Cruz. Se trata de un productor y camarógrafo que pasó por distintos medios de comunicación. Jacinto Quispe Maydana, es el primer trabajador de la prensa que falleció a causa del coronavirus. El hecho se registró en Santa Cruz, el departamento del país más golpeado por el mal. 
28.05.2020. Coronavirus. Egypt. 9 Egyptian journalists caught coronavirus since March 24. Nine members of the Egyptian Press Syndicate have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) since March 24th, the head of the syndicate said, including two deaths. Four members have recovered from the novel virus, including a case that had been quarantined at home, Head of the Syndicate Diaa Rashwan said. The remaining three members are being treated now, including one who receives treatment at home, while others are being treated at specialized hospitals.

27.05.2020. Coronavirus. Nicaragua. Muere con signos de COVID-19 periodista que educaba sobre tema en Nicaragua. Un periodista que utilizaba su programa radial para educar sobre la pandemia del nuevo coronavirus murió con síntomas de COVID-19, informó este miércoles la Radio Corporación, medio en el que trabajaba. El periodista Gustavo Bermúdez, de 65 años, murió anoche en un hospital de Managua “a causa de la pandemia que azota nuestro país”, informó la Radio Corporación, donde fue conocido por dirigir el programa “Impacto 540”.

27.05.2020. Coronavirus. Mexico. Muere el director y conductor de Grupo Radio Centro en Oaxaca. José Luis Ceballos (photo), director y conductor de los espacios informativos de la Z 97.7, del Grupo Radio Centro en Oaxaca, falleció esta tarde en el Hospital del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), donde ingresó por problemas respiratorios.

22.05.2020. India. Coronavirus in Mumbai: TV 9 journalist Roshan Dias dies due to COVID-19 on May 21. Journalist Jitendra Dixit confirmed the news of Dias' demise and said, "Corona has begun taking its toll in news organisations of Mumbai. Lost my friend & former colleague in Star News Roshan Dias. Dias was currently working with TV-9. He was a gentle, cheerful young man. RIP." Earlier, On Monday, 28 Zee News employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as the media organisation conducted mass testing after one of its employees tested positive on Friday, said the organisation in a statement.
20.05.2015. Coronavirus. Bangladesh. A journalist of Daily Bangladesh Khabor died with Covid-19 symptoms while waiting at a queue at Dhaka Reporters Unity for the virus test. M Mizanur Rahman, also a joint-secretary of Bangladesh Photo Journalist Association, was suffering from fever and cough for few days, said his wife Simla Rahman.

20.05.2020. Coronavirus in Perú. ANP: hasta la fecha han fallecido 15 periodistas por COVID-19 a nivel nacional. La Asociación Nacional de Periodistas del Perú (ANP) informó que, desde la declaración del estado de emergencia a nivel nacional hasta la fecha, han fallecido 15 periodistas víctimas del COVID-19, de los cuales 10 se contagiaron mientras cumplían con su labor. Del total de fallecidos, 11 trabajaban independientemente y 4 para empresas mediáticas de alcance nacional (Panamericana Televisión, TV Perú, Agencia de Noticias Andina, radio Exitosa), informó la ANP.  “A partir de la declaratoria de emergencia sanitaria la ANP ha sido enfática en señalar la responsabilidad de las empresas mediáticas que tienen la obligación legal y moral de brindar los Equipos de Protección Personal (EPP) para que su personal, especialmente quienes hacen reporterismo, puedan mantener los cuidados necesarios que este contexto exige”, señaló la ANP en un comunicado.

20.05.2020. Coronavirus. Pakistan. Three more Pakistani journalists were killed with Corona Virus while a total 159 were infected so far.  According to a PFUJ report, one journalist died in Multan city of South Punjab and two in Sukkur city of  interior Sindh province. A total 159 journalists were infected up to 19th May, 2020 out of which 3 killed while 69 recovered. Two Peshawar based journalist brothers along with their 17 family members have been recovered from coronavirus infection. According to details, Senior Reporter Asif Shezad of GNN TV and his brother Wajid Shezad of Such TV had contracted coronavirus infection due to coverage of cases, facilities at quarantines centers besides burial of the dead.

19.05.2020. Coronavirus. Cameroun: deux autres journalistes meurent des suites de Covid-19. Kingsley Ako Tanyi, l’éditeur du quotidien anglophone « The Cameroon Herald », est décédé du Covid-19 à l’hôpital Jamot de Yaoundé.  Kingsley Ako Tanyi n’est pas le premier journaliste camerounais à mourir des suites de Covid-19. Il y a quelques jours, le journaliste Joseph Djemo, décédait lui aussi des suites de cette pandémie. Il était le directeur de publication du journal Crises et Solutions.

19.05.2020. Coronavirus. Mexico. El periodista Reyes Ramos murió en Ciudad Juárez víctima del coronavirus este martes. El suceso fue informado por Manuel del Castillo, vocero del gobierno del estado. El gobernador Javier Corral, que fue informado sobre este fallecimiento durante una rueda de prensa, envió sus condolencias y apoyo a su familia, así como al gremio periodístico.
19.05.2020. Coronavirus. South Africa. Covid-19 victim journalist Lungile Tom laid to rest. The 45-year-old succumbed to the respiratory illness which is caused by the coronavirus on Wednesday last week. A handful of relatives in masks bid him farewell at Maitland cemetery, in Cape Town.  At the time of his death, Tom worked for eNCA. He was the first journalist to die from Covid-19 in South Africa.

18.05.2020. Coronavirus. Egypt. Another Egyptian journalist died from coronavirus.  Egyptian journalist Mohy El-Din Al-Sayed Said died on Monday after contracting the coronavirus, becoming the country's second journalist to die from the disease, Egypt’s Press Syndicate said. Three other journalists have tested positive for the virus, however they are in a stable condition. Two other journalists have fully recovered from the virus. On 24 April, Egyptian journalist Mahmoud Riad died after contracting the deadly virus.

18.05.2020. Coronavirus. United States. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a member of the extended Phoenix New Times and Denver Westword family. Ward Harkavy, Former Phoenix New Times,Westword Journo, has died. Ward Harkavy was the associate editor of New Times from 1987 to 1992. He held the same position at Westword from 1992 to 1999, schooling young journalists in the time-honored tradition of being a true newspaperman. In 1999, he left Denver for New York, where he became managing editor of the Long Island Voice, then an editor of the now-defunct Village Voice.

18.05.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. Morre em Campina Grande pastor e colunista do Paraibaonline com sintomas da Covid-19. Nesta segunda-feira, 18, veio a obito em Campina Grande o pastor evengelico e jornalita Gomes Silva.
15.05.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. Alexandre Rangel, presidente do Comitê de Imprensa da Câmara Municipal, morre vítima da Covid-19. O presidente do Comitê de Imprensa, Rádio, Televisão e Internet (Cirti) da Câmara Municipal de Fortaleza (CMFor), Alexandre Rangel de Andrade, morreu nesta sexta-feira, 15, vítima do novo coronavírus. O jornalista e radialista também atuava no setor de comunicação da Assembleia Legislativa do Ceará. As informações da morte de Alexandre Rangel foram divulgadas pela própria Câmara.

14.05.2020. Coronavirus en Perú: Periodista falleció luego de dar positivo a covid-19. A través de las redes sociales, se confirmó el fallecimiento de una periodista de Agencia Andina por coronavirus (covid-19). Se trata de Azucena Romani Tafur, quien se dedicó a esta labor hace más de treinta años. Los familiares de la periodista revelaron que contrajo la enfermedad mientras cumplía con sus labores en el mundo de la prensa.

13.05.2020. Coronavirus. United States/Guatemala. Muere periodista guatemalteco Nestor Hernández, contagiado por coronavirus en EE.UU. El Periodista Néstor Hernández Marroquín, de 56 años, quien trabajó en Prensa Libre, murió hoy en el estado de New Jersey, Estados Unidos, contagiado por el coronavirus Covid-19, cuando realizaba labores humanitarias en ese lugar. Según se estableció por familiares del comunicador, Néstor era voluntario en la repartición de alimentos, aparte de ser free lance deportivo en la MLS y escritor de baseball en Canadá. El comunicador laboró en Guatemala en los años 90 en Prensa Libre y tuvo que salir exiliado para Canadá por la persecución en el tiempo de la guerrilla.

13.05.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. A jornalista Uliana Motta (photo) morreu por coronavírus aos 33 anos. Cantor Paulo Ricardo faz homenagem a jornalista paraense que morreu com covid19. A jovem Uliana Mota era jornalista, empreendedora e uma das fundadoras do fâ clube do cantor em Belém.

12.05.2020. Coronavirus. Russia. Five journalists die in Russia after contracting coronavirus. MOSCOW, May 12. /TASS/. Five journalists have died in Russia from coronavirus-related causes, while around 200 media professionals have fallen ill after contracting the virus, head of the Russian Union of Journalists Vladimir Solovyov said Tuesday. "We are all in a very difficult situation. Journalists even more so because they are on the frontlines of fighting the virus just like doctors. Unfortunately, there are losses already — reports were revealed recently <…> we have five [journalists who died] and 200 infected," Solovyov noted.

12.05.2020. Coronavirus. Nigeria. Le nombre d'infections au coronavirus parmi les journalistes nigérians inquiète. Considérés comme des agents de première ligne dans la lutte contre la pandémie, leur travail les expose aux dangers d'être infectés, une préoccupation majeure de l'Union des journalistes du Nigeria. Son président, Chris Isiguzo, a énuméré les différents cas d’infections jusqu’ici enregistrés parmi les professionnels des médias. "Nous avons un certain nombre de nos collègues testés positifs. Nous avons même perdu un journaliste qui travaillait pour le journal The Guardian à Sokoto. Nous avons un journaliste testé positif toujours à Sokoto il est présentement mis en quarantaine. Un autre qui travaille avec le journal le Daily Trust est testé positif dans l'Adamawa. Nous avons encore un autre qui travaille avec la radio nationale NTA testé aussi positif", a-t-il expliqué.

10.05.2020. Coronavirus. United States. Ron Hutson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for his work about race relations, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 72, The Boston Globe has announced. Hutson, a former Globe reporter, won journalism’s top prize in 1975 as part of the newspaper’s coverage of court-ordered school desegregation. He also edited a series about race issues in Boston that was also awarded a Pulitzer in 1984, the newspaper reported.

10.05.2020. Coronavirus. Cameroun. Le journaliste Simon Mexanga est mort à 54 ans des suites du Covid-19. C’est le premier journaliste camerounais à décéder du coronavirus.

09.05.2020. Bangladesh. Third journalist killed by the coronavirus. Daily Bhorer Kagoj Crime Reporter Aslam Rahman has died with covid-19 symptoms. The Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) has expressed deep shock over his death. Aslam started his career in journalism with the daily Manabzamin in 2000. Later, he joined the daily Dinar Sheshe in 2006. From there, he joined the Vorer Kagoj as a staff reporter. The apex body of journalist unions across the country, BFUJ, demanded compensation of at least Taka 50 lakh for every newsman died of Covid-19 and support the treatment of those infected by employers, blasting the media owners' apparent apathy towards the victims. Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) along with its main affiliate Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) issued a statement on May 9 following an emergency meeting saying, the Covid-19 so far killed three newsmen and infected over 100 others but until now they received little support from their employers. At its very onset, the meeting observed a one-minute silence paying tributes to the memories of journalists Humayun Kabir Khokan, Hahmudul Hakim Apu and Aslam Rahman, who died of Covid-19.

09.05.2020. Periodistas y COVID en América Latina: ya murieron más de 70 trabajadores de prensa. Se han registrado fallecimientos por coronavirus de periodistas y trabajadores de medios y junto con nuestras organizaciones afiliadas en la región, instamos a las autoridades y empleadores a hacer cumplir y acatar los protocolos sanitarios para evitar más contagios. La Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe de la Federación Internacional de Periodistas recibe periódicamente, a través de sus afiliados en la región, partes sobre el estado de los trabajadores del sector en el contexto del COVID-19. Hasta la fecha, hemos recibido una preocupante cantidad de contagios y una lamentable nómina de fallecidos a causa de la enfermedad. Por eso, porque el periodismo es una profesión que se ejerce en la calle y al servicio de la comunidad que necesita información sobre la pandemia, exigimos a las autoridades de cada país garantizar los insumos de protección y el cumplimiento de los protocolos sanitarios para que todos los trabajadores tengan y sepan cómo cuidarse durante su labores. Lamentamos comunicar la siguiente nómina de fallecidos y manifestamos nuestra solidaridad para con sus familiares y colegas. Desde FIP trabajamos para capacitar sobre protocolos y medidas de prevención e instamos a los responsables institucionales a cumplir con los procedimientos establecidos por la Organización Mundial de la Salud para minimizar los efectos del Coronavirus en la población. México: 5 - República Dominicana: 3 - Perú: 7 - Ecuador: 55 - Brasil: 4 - Colombia: 1.

08.05.2020. Coronavirus. Canada. Joyce Davidson-Susskind, a longtime broadcaster and television personality who worked with the likes of “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace and married television talk-show host and producer David Susskind, has died in Toronto of Covid-related illness. Davidson, who was born in Saskatoon, Sask. in 1931, died on May 7 at age 89 at Meighen Manor, where at least 38 residents have died during the outbreak. She had a decades-long career.

08.05.2020. Coronavirus: Perú. Fallece Manuel Sánchez Cobos periodista de Tv Perú. El periodista y corresponsal de Iquitos de TV Perú falleció este 8 de mayo debido a una infección por coronavirus según confirmó en un comunicado de prensa el Instituto de Radio y Televisión del Perú (IRTP). Según lo que dice el comunicado, el periodista Sánchez murió haciendo su labor de periodista. Esta madrugada también se dio el deceso del camarógrafo de Panamericana Televisión, Mario Bucana, quién se encontraba internado en el hospital Sabogal del Callao y falleció tras semanas de luchar contra la enfermedad.

08.05.2020. Coronavirus. Colombia. Muere periodista Paco Lasso con síntomas de Covid-19. El cronista ambiental y periodista Antonio Paco Lasso falleció ayer en la ciudad de Leticia, al parecer víctima del Coronavirus, confirmó la familia. Desde años atrás, el profesional de la información, que estaba por cumplir 70 años de vida, luchaba por el bienestar del ecosistema selvático del Amazonas.
08.05.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. Morreu nesta sexta-feira, 8, aos 78 anos, vítima da Covid-19, o produtor de cinema, diretor teatral e jornalista Jesus Chediak (photo). O jornalista, que era diretor de Cultura da ABI, e curador da Secretaria de Cultura e Economia Criativa do Rio de Janeiro, onde faleceu, já foi professor da Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA).

07.05.2020. Coronavirus. United Kingdom. Journalist who served weekly for decades dies of coronavirus aged 87. A journalist whose career with a weekly newspaper spanned almost half a century has died from coronavirus aged 87. Tributes have been paid to Graham Fulton, who worked his way up from apprentice monotype operator at the Perthshire Advertiser to become its regular football reporter.

07.05.2020. Coronavirus. United Kingdom. Catherine Waring died on May 3 at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital aged 48. The Worcester-born writer worked her way up from trainee reporter with the Shrewsbury Chronicle in the early 1990s to become a sub-editor for the Shropshire Star and its weekly sister papers. She also spent time with the Hereford Journal and freelancing for a paper in Welshpool.

07.05.2020. Coronavirus. India. Journalist Dies Of COVID-19 in Agra. A senior journalist, Pankaj Kulshrestha, from Uttar Pradesh who had tested positive for coronavirus died on Tuesday in Agra. A journalist took to Twitter to share the sad news of Kulshrestha's death. Pankaj Kulshrestha worked with a prominent Hindi daily as a deputy news editor. It's probably the first case of a journalist’s death due to coronavirus in India. On April 21, 26 employees of a Tamil news channel based in Chennai tested positive for the coronavirus. The previous day, over 50 journalists from Mumbai were found infected, after samples of over 170 journalists were tested.

07.05.20. Coronavirus.Mexico. Fallece primer periodista por COVID-19 en Baja California. El periodista Moisés Márquez Villegas (photo) falleció la mañana de este jueves, luego de haber sido internado en el Hospital General de Tijuana desde el 20 de abril tras dar positivo a COVID-19. Márquez Villegas se desempeñaba como subdirector editorial del semanario Infobaja y había sido titular de la Dirección de Comunicación Social en el ayuntamiento de Tijuana.

07.05.2020. Coronavirus. How does the PEC count journalists who died from coronavirus ? Interview of the PEC Secretary-General Blaise Lempen published by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN): COVID-19’s Toll on Journalists: At Least 64 Dead in 24 Countries

(read the GIJN article on PEC NEWS)

06.05.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. Morre repórter do ‘Fala Baixada’ vítima da covid-19. O radialista, árbitro de futebol e repórter Márcio Garçone (photo) morreu nesta terça-feira (5) vítima do novo coronavírus. Márcio era repórter do ‘Fala Baixada’, programa independente exibido pela Band Rio e CNT. Nas rádio cariocas ele trabalhou, entre outras, na 93FM, na Gospel FM e na Melodia. Atualmente, prestava serviços a radioweb ‘Fidelidade’.
06.05.2020. Coronavirus. Bangladesh. Another journalist dies with Covid-19 symptoms. Daily Somoyer Alo Sub Editor Mahmudul Hakim Opu has died of Covid-19 symptoms in Dhaka. Earlier on April 28, Opu's colleague, the city editor of the Daily Somoyer Alo Humayun Kabir Khokon, died of Covid-19.

05.05.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. Sindicato lamenta a morte do jornalista Fernando Sandoval por covid-19. O Sindicato dos Jornalistas Profissionais no Estado de São Paulo (SJSP) lamenta a morte do jornalista sindicalizado e ex-atleta olímpico Fernando Antonio Sampaio Sandoval na última sexta-feira, dia 1º, por covid-19. O jornalista atuou em grandes veículos de comunicação, como o Estado de S. Paulo e as revistas Veja e Istoé.

04.05.2020. Coronavirus. France/Spain. Ex-Cannes Critics’ Week Head, Industry Activist Jose Maria Riba Dead at 68. Indefatigable art film activist José María Riba, a former head of Cannes Critics’ Week, driving force behind San Sebastian’s Films in Progress and co-founder of Espagnolas en Paris, died on May 2 from cancer, exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19. He was 68. He worked as a journalist for Liberation and, from 1982 to 2017, for Agence France-Presse.

04.05.2020. Coronavirus. Pakistan. As many as 40 journalists have tested coronavirus positive in the country, said a government official on Monday. Three of them have fallen victim to it, he added. Mohsin Naqvi, the owner of the 24 News, confirmed that more than 30 members of his staff including journalists contracted the virus. "We have decided to close down the head office from Monday onwards till further notice. We have moved all necessary operations to some other place to keep our screen up. Nearly 90 per cent of our staff will be working from home,” Naqvi said in a tweet.

04.05.2020. Coronavirus. Ecuador. Three more journalists have been killed by the virus. Among the 12 victims are Olmedo Mendez, Victor Hugo Pena, Angel Sanchez, Manuel Varas, Paul Tobar, Carlos Loor, Omar Paredes, Luis Alberto Flores, Roberto Roman, Augusto Iturburu, Omar Salvatierra and Rosendo Escobar Cardenas. All were journalists on the front lines in Guayaquil as the death toll drastically rose. “Most of the journalists are believed to have been infected while working. But you cannot be sure," said Cesar Ricaurte, the CEO of Fundamedios, a non-governmental organisation promoting press freedom across the Americas. Agusto Iturburu was a sports journalist with the El Telegrafo newspaper in Guayaquil. Large sporting events were held in late February and early March as the virus began to take hold in the country. Iturburu was covering those sports events and did not - like most local journalists in the area - use personal protective equipment (PPE). Agusto died of COVID-19 in mid-April after being hospitalised for weeks.

03.05.2020. Coronavirus. Italia. La morte di Stefano Montomoli, giornalista vittima del Coronavirus. Aveva 69 anni. Stefano Montomoli, ex-direttore di Radio Siena, è morto all’ospedale Le Scotte di Siena dove era stato ricoverato circa un mese fa dopo essere stato trovato positivo al Coronavirus.

03.05.2020. Mexico. Fallece tercer periodista por coronavirus. Muere por coronavirus el periodista Miguel Ángel García Tapia en Morelos. García Tapia trabajó por mucho tiempo como reportero de varios medios de Morelos, además de que era miembro de una familia con un legado periodístico en aquella entidad.

03.05.2020. Coronavirus UNITED STATES. Ashraf Sheikh died of Covid-19 in New Jersey on May 2, was 73 years old. Sheikh was a prolific writer. As a Pakistani journalist, he created a magazine and wrote extensively about politics. As a poet, he wrote about his eldest son, who died in 1992. On the side, he wrote books.

02.05.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. Jornalista Marcelo Bittencourt, da Rádio USP, morre vítima de Covid-19. Jornalista, de 68 anos, ganhou duas vezes o Prêmio Jabuti. Seu falecimento foi anunciado na última sexta, dia 30 de abril. Ele produzia atualmente na Rádio USP o programa Biblioteca Sonora, em que entrevistava autores e abordava lançamento de livros.

02.05.2020. Coronavirus. Pakistan. Muhammad Anwar, a crime reporter at Daily Khabrain, died of COVID-19 in Sukkur on Thursday. According to journalist Riaz Mengal, Anwar was diagnosed with coronavirus a few days ago. He is the first journalist in Sindh to die of the virus. Around 40 journalists and media workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan. Earlier this week, senior journalist Zafar Rasheed Bhatti, died after a three-week battle with coronavirus in Rawalpindi.

02.05. Coronavirus. Peru. Piura: Periodista deportivo muere en hospital COVID-19 y familia denuncia irregularidades. La familia asegura que el paciente ingresó con presión baja y no por la Covid-19. Indican que se contagió en el hospital y que durmió varios días al costado de cadaveres.

02.05.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. A Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN) lamenta profundamente o falecimento do jornalista e radialista Emery Jussier Costa (photo), ocorrido nesta sexta-feira, 1 de maio. Ingressou no jornal “O Mossoroense”, sendo colunista respeitado por vários anos. Chegou a prestar serviços ao Diário de Natal e ao Diário do Nordeste, de Fortaleza. No final da carreira, atuou em programa na “TV Mossoró”, ao lado de Laíre Rosado.

01.05. Coronavirus. Colombia. Lamentamos el fallecimiento, a los 92 años de edad, de Carlos Pinzón, importante locutor y presentador de televisión y radio del país, y quien creó la Teletón.

World Press Freedom Day 2020 - Journée mondiale de la liberté de la presse 2020 - Día Mundial de la Libertad de Prensa 2020 - Dia Mundial da Liberdade de Imprensa 2020

01.05.2020. Coronavirus used as a pretext for many press freedom violations - at least 55 journalists have died from Covid-19 in two months // Le coronavirus prétexte à de nombreuses violations de la liberté de la presse – au moins 55 journalistes sont morts du Covid-19 en deux mois // El COVID 19 se ha utilizado como un pretexto para que se hagan muchas violaciones a la libertad de prensa. Al menos 55 periodistas han muerto desde el 1 de marzo // Coronavírus usado como pretexto para diversas violações à liberdade de imprensa – ao menos 55 jornalistas morreram em decorrência de Covid-19 em dois meses

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29.04.2020. Coronavirus. Bangladesh. A journalist has died in Dhaka, with symptoms of Covid-19 infection - fever, cough, and shortness of breath. He was 46 years old. Humayun Kabir Khokon, city editor of Bangla newspaper Daily Shomoyer Alo, breathed his last at the Regent Hospital in Uttara on Tuesday night. He is the first journalist in Bangladesh who have passed away with Covid-19 symptoms. 

29.04.2020. Coronavirus. México. Muere por coronavirus el periodista Alejandro Cedillo, el segundo reportero fallecido en medio de la pandemia en México. El periodista mexicano Alejandro Cedillo, de 40 años, era el coordinador de la sección Metrópoli en el diario La Crónica de Hoy.

28.04.2020. Coronavirus. Mexico. La periodista Martha Caballero Collí tenía 43 años al momento de morir en un hospital del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) debido a una insuficiencia respiratoria aguda y neumonía viral, provocada por COVID-19. En una ultima declaración de la periodista, Martha Caballero responsabilizaba a su jefe por exponerla a ella y al equipo durante la contingencia sanitaria a causa de la pandemia de coronavirus. La reportera trabajaba en la Dirección de Comunicación Social de Solidaridad, en Quintana Roo. Martha trabajó en varios medios de comunicación, como Quequi y Diario de Quintana Roo; también fungió como directora de Comunicación Social de Isla Mujeres.

28.04.2020. Coronavirus. Pakistan. Senior journalist Zafar Bhatti dies due to coronavirus. Former president of the Associated Press Of Pakistan’s employees’ union and senior journalist Zafar Rasheed Bhatti passed away in Islamabad due to the coronavirus on Monday, a press release by the news organisation said. Bhatti had joined APP in 1984 before working in various news organisations, including Nawa-i-Waqt and Pakistan Press International, it said.

27.04.2020. Coronavirus. Egypt. Journalist Mahmoud Riad Abujabal, the head of Sports desk at EL Khamis online portal, died from the new coronavirus COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. Riad Abujabal is the first journalist who died of the virus in Egypt. Three weeks ago, he and his family were tested positive for the disease and quarantined in al-Agoza hospital, in Giza.

27.04.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. Repórter morreu de coronavírus. O jornalista esportivo, Alfredo Menezes, de 72 anos, morreu nesta segunda-feira (27), em São Luís, com covid-19. Ele estava internado no Hospital Carlos Macieira, mas foi liberado ao apresentar melhoras. Nesta segunda, porém, ele acordou com falta de ar e morreu por volta das 9h30. O jornalista foi durante 30 anos editor de esporte do jornal O Estado do Maranhão.

26.04.2020. Coronavirus. United Kingdom. Former presenter of  BBC Radio 4's Farming Today Richard Sanders dies, aged 62, after catching coronavirus in hospital. Mr Sanders worked on the popular programme, which is aired every weekday and on Saturdays, for more than a decade from 1988. 

26.04.2020. Coronavirus. República Dominicana. Mercedes Castillo, presidenta del Colegio Dominicano de periodistas, reveló que la prensa dominicana ha sido bastante afectada por la pandemia del coronavirus, con el deceso de tres de estos profesionales. “El periodismo nacional ha perdido tres miembros, Pedro Fernández de San Francisco de Macorís, Ramón Lora relacionista por muchos años del CODIA, y el periodista y escritor René Rodríguez Soriano que residía en Miami pero que falleció en Texas, Estados Unidos", lamentó la presidenta del CDP. Agregó que hay dos periodistas internos que son Bienvenido Calderón, quien estuvo en terapia intensiva y ahora está en una sala normal afectado por COVID-19, y el periodista Manuel Ruiz que se está recuperando en Nueva York de la misma enfermedad. También se encuentran en recuperación los periodistas Roberto Gerónimo, Quique Sosa de Bonao, Carmen Ramírez quien reside en España, igual dijo de otros profesionales que tienen afecciones pulmonares pero que han dado negativo a la prueba del coronavirus, en tanto otros comunicadores han perdido parientes víctimas de la terrible pandemia.

25.04.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. O jornalista e radialista amazonense conhecido como 'Repórter Furacão', Roberto Augusto dos Santos, morreu na madrugada deste sábado (25) em Manaus, vítima de coronavírus.  Ele havia sido internado na quinta-feira, já com complicações, e tinha fibrose nos pulmões. A Assembleia Legislativa do Amazonas (Aleam) lamentou, através de uma nota, o falecimento: "Profissional exemplar, dedicado, amigo de todos, que por mais de 20 anos serviu o Parlamento amazonense".

25.04.2020. Coronavirus. Sweden.  Gunnar Seijbold (65) a Swedish press photographer died on 25 April after suffering from Covid-19. He had been ill for a month and spent the last week in hospital.  During his career he worked for several newspapers, including Expressen, Dagens Nyheter, and Aftonbladet. He also worked in the capacity of photographer for the Swedish government and worked as the official European Union photographer.

24.04.2020. Coronavirus. Japan. Actress and TV host Kumiko Okae died from pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus on Thursday. She was 63. Okae (photo) made her acting debut in 1975. In addition to dramas, she appeared on entertainment shows, including NHK’s “Renso Game.” She also hosted Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc.’s “Hanamaru Market” morning information show from 1996 to 2014.

24.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Brasil. O apresentador Roberto Fernandes, de 61 anos, jornalista da TV Mirante, afiliada da Globo no Maranhão, faleceu na última terça-feira (21) em decorrência do coronavírus. O jornalista teve passagens pela Rádio São Luís AM, TV Brasil e Rádio Educadora AM e na Rádio Mirante AM. Ele chegou a atuar como comentarista esportivo do SporTV em jogos do Sampaio Corrêa e era apresentador de política do programa Bom Dia Mirante.

21.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Spain. Muere el periodista José María Calleja (photo) por coronavirus. Calleja (León, 1955) comenzó su carrera informativa a principios de los ochenta en la delegación de la Agencia Efe en el País Vasco, desde donde pasó a Euskal Telebista (ETB), coincidiendo con una de las etapas más sangrientas de la historia de ETA. Señalado como objetivo de la banda contó durante años con protección de escolta, y con el libro “Arriba, Euskadi, la vida diaria en el País Vasco” ganó el Premio Espasa de Ensayo en 2001. En los últimos años, era profesor de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y colaboraba en varios medios de comunicación, como la Cadena Ser y eldiario.es.

21.04.2020. Coronavirus. United States. Robert Fresco, a reporter who worked on many of Newsday’s investigations, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning story about Baby Jane Doe, died on his 78th birthday of complications of COVID-19.

20.04.2020. Coronavirus. United Kingdom. Well-respected former Clitheroe journalist dies of coronavirus aged 67. Brian Hood (photo) began his career on the Clitheroe Advertiser and also worked on Blackpool daily The Gazette before moving to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. He later spent time on the Wall Street Journal and freelanced for most of the Fleet Street papers. Between 1993 and his retirement in 2018 he worked on London’s Evening Standard, where he served as a sub-editor and later production editor on its business pages.

20.04.2020. Coronavirus. United Kingdom. Journalist Gulshan Ewing, former editor of Eve’s Weekly, dies of Covid-19 in London at 92. Veteran Indian-origin journalist Gulshan Ewing was known to be on first-name terms with leading actors and politicians of her time, and interviewed some of the most iconic celebrities from around the world.
19.04.2020. Coronavirus. Brasil. Após contrair coronavírus, morre o jornalista Renan Antunes em Florianópolis. Renan Antunes trabalhou em veículos catarinenses como O Estado SC e o Diário Catarinense. Ele também atuou em veículos de imprensa nacionais como o Jornal do Brasil, Veja, TV Cultura e Estadão. Foi vencedor de prêmios importantes para o jornalismo como o Esso de 2004, Jornalista do ano no RS 2005 e Best Features Writer em 2006 pela Arkansas Press Association.

16.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS.  Venezuela/United States. La periodista venezolana radicada en Miami Mariahé Pabón (photo) perdió la batalla contra el coronavirus. Falleció el miércoles 15 de abril, en un hospital de Miami donde estuvo conectada a un respirador. Era una periodista querida y admirada en Venezuela. Entrevisto a artistas, deportistas y políticos. Nacida el 20 de enero en 1930, en Colombia, Pabón tenía una trayectoria notable como periodista. Durante años destacó como columnista y reportera en medios como El Nacional, El Universal y El Mundo; ejerció como directora de la afamada revista Estampas y fundó el diario Meridiano.

15.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Sweden. Swedish TV and radio personality Adam Alsing (photo, 51) died from the Covid-19. “It is with great sadness and tremendous lack that we are forced to announce that our beloved Adam is no longer with us. After a couple of weeks of fighting against covid-19, Adam passed away on Wednesday,” said Alsing's relatives. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) joins friends and colleagues mourning his passing.

14.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Brasil. A surcusal de jornalismo do Sistema Brasileiro de Televisao (SBT), corre o risco de ser interditada por ter se tornado foco de proliferação do novo coronavírus. Na última segunda-feira (13), o editor de imagens José Augusto Nascimento Silva, de 57 anos, morreu vítima da Covid-19, após ser internado no Hospital Badim, na Barra da Tijuca. De acordo com a Associação Brasileira de Imprensa (ABI), estima-se que dos 75 profissionais que trabalham na emissora, 35 estejam infectados. Além da morte do editor, um cinegrafista do SBT Rio estaria internado em estado grave com Covid-19.

14.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Ecuador. Un total de 23 organizaciones que agrupan a periodistas ecuatorianos dieron a conocer una carta abierta, en la que reclaman a las autoridades protección a su integridad física, para poder realizar su labor en el contexto de la actual pandemia. El documento informa, además, que al menos nueve trabajadores de los medios de comunicación han fallecido por causa de la covid-19. Se registra, hasta este lunes, 16 profesionales de la comunicación contagiados y 18 en aislamiento. Los comunicadores ecuatorianos señalaron que la falta de garantías para el ejercicio periodístico en el marco de la pandemia, afecta el acceso del pueblo a la información.

13.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. United States. Well-known sports photographer Anthony Causi died Sunday from the coronavirus at the age of 48.

Causi captured photos of New York City sports teams for the New York Post in a career that spanned over 25 years. The Post reported Causi’s death yesterday and honored him today with a back cover that reads: “Our Eyes, Our Heart. And Our City’s Loss.”


11.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Austria. Hannes Schopf (photo) died on Good Friday at the age of 72. The former press 
spokesman for the Association of Austrian Newspapers (VÖZ) and former editor-in-chief of "Furche" 
died of the coronavirus. He was infected during a ski vacation in Ischgl. VÖZ and the Association of
Catholic Publicists were deeply affected by Schopf's demise.

10.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Belgique. Le monde du cinéma et de la télévision perd l'un de ses plus formidables ingénieurs du son. Marc Engels (photo), qui a notamment officié en tant que preneur de son pour Le Bureau des légendes, a été emporté par la maladie Covid-19, à l'âge de 54 ans. La nouvelle de son décès a été rapportée sur Twitter par Eric Rochant, le créateur de la série phare de Canal+.

10.04.2020. Coronavirus. IRAN. Ali Behzad, a prominent Iranian journalist, died of COVID-19 after fighting the illness for 45 days. He was 66 years old. The veteran journalist began his career at the Kayhan newspaper in 1977.  Behzad worked at the paper’s culture desk for 17 years. After leaving Kayhan, Behzad worked as the public relations manager of Behrouz, a large food industry company for 20 years. He wrote several books including the popular, Pioneers of Food Industries.

09.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Algérie. Le photographe Firas Zaghez (photo) est décédé des suites du coronavirus mercredi 8 avril. Le jeune photographe était connu pour son sérieux et sa passion pour la photo. De nombreux confrères lui ont rendu un hommage appuyé par des messages sur les réseaux sociaux. L'ancien journaliste au quotidien "El Moudjahid", Mohamed Baghdadi est également décédé mercredi 8 avril à Blida à l'âge de 79 ans des suites du Covid-19.

08.04.2020. Coronavirus. United States. ABC News is mourning the loss of Good Morning America studio camera operator Tony Greer, who died due to complications from the novel coronavirus. GMA co-host Robin Roberts announced his death on air Wednesday. She said that Greer worked on the morning show for more than six years.

06.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. United States. Indian-American journalist Brahm Kanchibotla has died of COVID-19 that is ravaging New York. The journalist died on Monday morning after nine days in a hospital. Brahm Kanchibotla, 66, was a correspondent for United News of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of veteran journalist Brahm Kanchibotla saying he will be remerbered for his fine work.
w.deccanherald.com/national/pm-narendra-modi-condoles-death-of-veteran-indian-american-journalist-brahm-kanchibotla-who-died-of-coronavirus-822848.html

03.04.2020. Coronavirus. United States. Anick Jesdanun, 51, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, died in New York City on Thursday of coronavirus-related complications.  For more than two decades, Jesdanun helped generations of readers understand the emerging internet and its impact on the world. Jesdanun, a Pittsburgh native who grew up in New Jersey, worked in AP bureaus in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Washington before moving to New York.

03.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS.  Russia. A 36-year-old Russian journalist died from the coronavirus
on March
31, authorities said on Thursday two days after her passing, drawing criticism for
allegedly withholding the news. Anastasia Petrova (photo), chief editor of the Delovoy Interes
business weekly in the city of Perm (1,400 kilometres east of Moscow), was hospitalized with
pneumonia on March 24. Regional health authorities reportedly said that Petrova’s coronavirus
diagnosis had not been confirmed until after her death Tuesday.

03.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. La Campaña Emblema de Prensa (PEC) lamenta profundamente el deceso de seis periodistas latinoamericanos victimas de coronavirus. La Fundación Andina para la Observación y Estudios de Medios (Fundamedios) informó que cuatro periodistas murieron y 14 permanecen aislados en la provincia de Guayas, suroeste de Ecuador, tras presentar síntomas del Covid-19.  Tres de los cuatro periodistas fallecidos se sometieron a una prueba para detectar el coronavirus, pero solo se confirmó tras su muerte, algo que está ocurriendo en muchos de los casos en Guayas, la provincia más afectada, con más del 70 % de los 2.748 contagios confirmados en el país. Dos periodistas murieron en República Dominicana del Covide-19. La mayoría de comunicadores afectados habían realizado su trabajo en exteriores o entrevistado a personas contagiadas, sin contar con medidas de seguridad especiales.

02.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Peru. Muere el primer periodista a causa del Covid-19 en Lima. El Colegio de Periodistas de Lima informo miercoles 1 de abril el fallecimiento de Ricardo Gutierrez Aparicio a causa del coronavirus. Lamentamos la partida de un colega y expresamos ademas las mas sentidas condolencias a sus familiares.

02.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) signed the appeal of Antonio Guterres: "The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war" and supports his call for an immediate global ceasefire. Here is the Secretary-General statement:

“Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about ethnicity or nationality, faction or faith.  It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.  The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price. They are also at the highest risk of suffering devastating losses from COVID-19. Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health systems have collapsed. Health professionals, already few in number, have often been targeted. Refugees and others displaced by violent conflict are doubly vulnerable. The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world. That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives. To warring parties, I say: Pull back from hostilities. Put aside mistrust and animosity. Silence the guns; stop the artillery; end the airstrikes. This is crucial…To help create corridors for life-saving aid.

01.04.2020. CORONAVIRUS. United States. A Bangladeshi photojournalist has died from coronavirus infection in New York (United States).  A Hai Swapan breathed his last at Queens Hospital on Monday night. Swapan worked for Bangladeshi newspaper Daily Manabzamin.

31.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Brasil. O jornalista Lauro Freitas Filho, de 61 anos, morreu no sábado, 28, no Rio de Janeiro, com sintomas da Covid-19. Editor-chefe do jornal “Monitor Mercantil”, Lauro Freitas Filho estava trabalhando na sua casa, acatando o isolamento social prescrito pelo governo do Rio.

31.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. United States. The US news industry is mourning the death of a veteran CBS News journalist who died as a result of the coronavirus. Maria Mercader, who worked at CBS News for more than three decades, died at a New York hospital at age 54, according to CBS. "Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit," said Susan Zirinsky, CBS News president and senior executive producer. Throughout her career, Mercader covered major news events such as the 9/11 attacks and Princess Diana's death. In 2004, she won a Business Emmy for her work on CBS Sunday Morning.

30.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. France. La Presse Emblème Campagne (PEC) rend hommage à Henri Tincq, journaliste français décédé du Covid-19. Ancien journaliste à La Croix, puis au Monde où il a tenu la rubrique religiosn de 1985 à 2008, le journaliste français Henri Tincq, 74 ans (photo), est mort dimanche soir 29 mars, emporté par le coronavirus.

29.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Zimbabwe. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) is sad to learn the death of a prominent journalist killed by the coronavirus. The Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba (photo, 30) died from the virus. Famous for his online social and political commentary, under the banner "State of the Nation", his death achieved an unwanted milestone. He was the country's first coronavirus casualty and it shocked Zimbabwe. Family members have argued that his death has exposed the inadequacies of the country's medical response to the threat of coronavirus.

29.03.2020. Coronavirus. Italy. Morto a Bergamo Raffaele Masto: lo storico giornalista di Radio Popolare aveva 66 anni. Raccontava guerre e crisi umanitarie. Era noto per aver raccontato trent’anni di storia ed eventi dell’Africa. Lavorava nella redazione esteri di Radio Popolare ed era seguitissimo sul suo blog “Buon giorno Africa”.

28.03.2020. Coronavirus. Maroc. Le monde des médias est en deuil au Maroc. La journaliste Laila Tarzaim est décédée vendredi à l’hôpital Moulay Abdellah de Salé, des suites d’une infection au coronavirus. Elle avait 38 ans. La défunte a occupé les postes d’Office Manager de Medi 1 Rabat et d’assistante du PDG de la chaîne entre 2012 et 2016.

28.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. United States. Alan Finder, an unflappable eye in the storm of daily newspapering, reported on or oversaw coverage of New York City government, education, urban affairs, sports and international news during nearly three decades at The New York Times. He died on Tuesday at 72 at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J.

27.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Le Togo a enregistré vendredi 27 mars  son premier décès lié au Covid-19. Il s’agit du journaliste Dominique Aliziou dont la mort a été annoncée par la famille du défunt. Selon togobreakingnews, le directeur de publication du journal Chronique de la semaine avait séjourné récemment en Europe et testé positif au Coronavirus.

25.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Iran. Iranian men bury the journalist Abdollah Zavieh, who passed away due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran, Iran, March 24, 2020 (photo).

24.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Italy. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) mourns the death of a first journalist killed on duty by the Covid-19 in Italy. Paolo Micai (photo), cameraman and 60-year-old professional journalist, had followed for Mediaset all the main Genoese events in recent years. He was hospitalized for about fifteen days owing to the coronavirus. Lately he had followed the coronavirus emergency in several hospitals. “Today television and information lose one of its best professionals”, said the president of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti. The PEC expresses its deepest condolences to the family and his colleagues. The Geneva-base NGO asks again that all workers in the communication sector be equipped with the indispensable tools of safety and protection from contagion and stresses the importance of information in the places affected by the epidemic, without endangering the lives of media workers.

21.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. Spain. Two celebrated sports journalists from Spain -- José María Candela and Tomás Díaz-Valdés -- succumbed to COVID-19. Candela passed away at the age of 59 as announced by his media, Radio Nacional de España (RNE), via Twitter. Valdés, a veteran reporter for Spanish newspaper AS for thirty years, also passed away due to complications of coronavirus infection at the age of 78.

20.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) welcomed the joint statement issued by David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and Edison Lanza, IACHR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression calling on governments to promote and protect access to and free flow of information during COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the statement on PEC NEWS

18.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) condemns measures taken by some governments to restrict or censor news under the pretext of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative that the health crisis is not used as an excuse to adopt regulations that could affect independent media coverage, limit media freedom and silence critical voices. In this regard, the PEC condemns measures taken by Iran to limit the access to information on the coronavirus crisis in the country. It also condemns the decisions by the United States and China to cut foreign media staffs. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on March 18 that all US journalist working in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post will have their press passes revoked, after recent restrictions on Chinese journalists in the US. “International exchange of information and free flow of independent news are needed more than ever to fight the virus, and not fake news, ideological bias and political pressures. Targeting journalists in these very difficult times is a blow to informing the public about the evolution of the epidemic”, stressed PEC Secretary-General Blaise Lempen. Regarding safety,  the PEC also urges governments to ensure that journalists reporting the health crisis on the ground have access to proper medical protection and are not prevented from doing their job.

16.03.2020. CORONAVIRUS. France. Le journaliste Jean-Michel Denis s’est éteint à 67 ans le 16 mars à Paris, emporté par l’infection au Covid-19. Journaliste féru de musiques du monde, en particulier pour les sonorités africaines, Jean-Michel Denis fut un chroniqueur inlassable du foisonnement de genres musicaux qui font la particularité du continent. Il a décrypté ces tendances pour Elite Madame, puis a passé une vingtaine d’années à Afrique Magazine avant de collaborer à VSD et à Paris Match Afrique.

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