Journalist Killings Double In 2018

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The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The New York-based organisation found that 34 journalists died in retaliation killings from the beginning of the year to 14 December, while at least 53 were killed overall. That compares with 18 retaliation killings among 47 deaths documented by the committee in 2017.

 

Time magazine last week recognized jailed and killed journalists as its “person of the year”, including Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, who was imprisoned in the Philippines, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who were imprisoned in Myanmar, and staff at the Capital Gazette.

Read more at The Guardian.

{Matzav.com}

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