The number of killed journalists is this year the lowest in 16 years

the World over are 49 journalists and media workers have been killed this year. Latin america is just as dangerous as the Middle east. the 49 journalists and

The number of killed journalists is this year the lowest in 16 years

the World over are 49 journalists and media workers have been killed this year. Latin america is just as dangerous as the Middle east.

the 49 journalists and media workers have been killed worldwide in 2019. This is the lowest death toll in 16 years.

This was stated by Reporters without Borders on Tuesday.

The past two decades, about 80 journalists on average were killed per year in connection with their work, inform the organization, who belong in Paris and known by its French initials RSF.

In the year it is especially in connection with the coverage of the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan, journalists have lost their lives.

But also, in certain countries, which is considered to be peaceful, is the number of killed journalists alarmingly high. It says the head of the Reporters without Borders, Christophe Deloire.

Alone in Mexico is ten journalists have been killed this year.

Latin america, with total of 14 killed journalists across the continent, has been just as dangerous as the Middle east, says Christophe Deloire.

While fewer journalists are losing their lives, then becomes more confined. In 2019 was around 389 prison.

the Three countries, Egypt, China and Saudi Arabia, accounted for almost half of the fængslingerne.

Saudi Arabia was in the year 2018, accused of being behind the brutal murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi of the saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

the hostage-taking is another arbejdsrisiko for reporters. 57 being held hostage worldwide, according to RSF. Most of the people in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Ukraine.

As the RSF a year ago did the status of 2018, said the number of killed journalists at 80, 348 was in prison and 60 were kept as hostages.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 17 December 2019, 13:00

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