Last year, 45 journalists – World – News – were murdered for their work

In the world, 45 journalists were murdered last year in connection with the performance of their profession, which is twenty less than in 2020. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) informed about it.

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In 2021, the well-known Dutch investigative journalist Petr R. de Vries was also assassinated.

According to her, this is one of the lowest numbers of journalists’ murders per year for the period of keeping these IFJ statistics. According to the federation, 2,721 journalists have lost their lives in the world since 1991, for professional reasons.

“Although the decline in journalists’ killings is good news, it is a small consolation in the face of continuing violence,” the IFJ commented on the new data. According to her, journalists are killed mainly for exposing corruption, crime or abuse of power. According to the IFJ, the threat to journalists from criminal gangs and drug cartels is growing from Mexico to Greece and the Netherlands.

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Most journalists lost their lives in Afghanistan last year (nine), followed by Mexico (eight). Nearly half of the victims are in Asia and the Pacific (20), followed by America (ten) and Africa (eight). Six journalists were murdered in Europe last year.

Two weeks ago, the NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported 46 journalists killed in the world in 2021, which it said was the lowest figure since 1995.

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Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.

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