Newseum to Add 18 Journalists to Journalists Memorial on June 4

Journalists Memorial

The Newseum’s Journalists Memorial bears the names of 2,305 reporters, editors, photographers and broadcasters who lost their lives reporting the news. On June 4, 18 names will be added to its soaring glass walls.

On Monday, June 4, at 10 a.m., the Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial, which recognizes men and women who were killed while reporting the news. The names of 18 journalists will be added to the memorial to represent all those who died in pursuit of the news in 2017. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams will deliver keynote remarks during the ceremony.

This year, eight of the 18 journalists who will be added to the memorial are women. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that 46 journalists were killed on the job in 2017, and eight of them — or 17 percent — were women. That marks an unusual increase over previous years, when women represented 7 percent, on average, of the journalists who died reporting the news.

“Some of these women were killed covering news in war zones,” said Cathy Trost, executive director of the Freedom Forum Institute. “Others were brutally murdered for reporting stories that challenged the powerful. All the journalists recognized on this memorial this year faced unprecedented dangers as they worked to report the news, often in countries where press freedom is imperiled or nonexistent.”

Also on June 4, the Newseum will black out its Today Front Pages exhibit as part of its annual #WithoutNews campaign. The social media campaign encourages the public to consider what the world would be like without journalists to report the news, and raises awareness of threats to journalists around the world.

With the addition of 18 journalists this year, the Journalists Memorial bears the names of 2,323 reporters, photographers, broadcasters and news executives from around the world, dating back to 1837. The journalists being recognized at this year’s rededication are:

Mohamed Abazied
Nabd Syria and Syrian Media Organization
In Syria
Christopher Iban Lozada
DBXF Prime Broadcasting Network
In the Philippines

Christopher Allen
Freelance
In South Sudan
Hawker Faisal Mohammed
Hawar News Agency
In Syria

Nikolai Andrushchenko
Novy Peterburg
In Russia

Yameen Rasheed
The Daily Panic
In Maldives

Sudip Dutta Bhaumik
Syandan Patrika
In India

Véronique Robert
#5Bis Productions
In Iraq

Miroslava Breach Velducea
La Jornada
In Mexico

Arkan Sharifi
Kurdistan TV
In Iraq

Daphne Caruana Galizia
Running Commentary
In Malta

Javier Valdez Cárdenas
Ríodoce
In Mexico

Shifa Gardi
Rudaw TV
In Iraq

María Efigenia Vásquez Astudillo
Renacer Kokonuko
In Colombia

Dilshan Ibash
Hawar News Agency
In Syria

Stéphane Villeneuve
#5Bis Productions
In Iraq

Gauri Lankesh
Gauri Lankesh Patrike
In India

Kim Wall
Freelance
In Denmark

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