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47 journalists, media workers killed in first half of 2018, ICPFJ says

Posted : 10:18 AM Sep 26,2018 by ICPFJ
Serial Number : icpfj000154381

47 journalists, media workers killed in first half of 2018, ICPFJ says

According to the UN, 68 journalists have been killed globally in 2018 to date

This year is off to a troubling start for journalists. After 2017 proved to be one of the least deadly years ever for the media, a total of 47 professional journalists, citizen-journalists and media workers have already been killed in the first  nine  months of 2018, according to the tally of press freedom violations kept by Reporters Without Borders. 

The breakdown of figures for the first half of 2018 is 32 professional journalists, nine citizen-journalists and two media workers killed worldwide. The deadliest countries are Afghanistan with 14 journalists killed, Syria with seven, and Yemen with five and Mexico with six. 

ICPFJ is responding to these alarming figures by stepping up its assistance to journalists in distress. Almost 40 percent of ICPFJ grants have been used to help journalists in danger to relocate to a safer place. The four deadliest countries - Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and India Pakistan - have received a third of ICPFJ worldwide budget for assisting journalists in distress.


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