65 Journalists Killed Worldwide in 2017
65 Journalists Killed Worldwide in 2017

65 Journalists Killed Worldwide in 2017

65 Journalists Killed Worldwide in 2017

A total of 65 journalists were killed around the world in a year seen as the least deadly for reporters in 14 years, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). In its annual report published on Tuesday, the France-based media watchdog noted a fall in the death toll from last year’s 79 journalists killed, Al Jazeera reported. In this year’s count, 39 were murdered and deliberately targeted because of their reporting, while 26 were victims of conflict. “Even though we have fewer number of killed journalists, the situation on the ground has not improved, unfortunately,” Alexandra El Khazen, head of the group’s Middle East desk, told Al Jazeera. “We are still very concerned even though the figures are less alarming than they were last year,” she said by phone from Paris. For the sixth consecutive year, Syria was the deadliest country for journalists with 12 killed, followed closely by Mexico at 11.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/ywgPyv
  1. https://goo.gl/tX7bPd
  • https://goo.gl/6Uvcx8
  • https://goo.gl/7wW6Z6
  • https://goo.gl/ZVWNnQ
  • https://goo.gl/TwR8iP

You can also read ...

British Prime Minister Theresa May looks to passing  by heads of government after the family photo at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Sept. 20.
British Prime Minister May’s Brexit blueprint was in tatters...
US Imposes Sanctions on China for Buying Russian Weapons
The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walk during a luncheon on Sept. 21.
The North Korea ball is thoroughly back in Washington's court...
Democrats’ Enthusiasm to Blunt Trump Soars for Congressional Election
A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll has found that enthusiasm...
Vietnamese President Dies
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday aged 61 at...
Dozens Dead in Tanzania Ferry Disaster
At least 100 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints