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54 journalists killed in 2017, 15 of them shot in Iraq, Syria

54 journalists killed in 2017, 15 of them shot in Iraq, Syria
Fewer journalists have been killed this year than in the recent past worldwide, the Guardian reported.

The global death toll in 2017 stands at 54, down on the 79 killed last year and on course to be the least bloody year for a decade.

Of those 54, at least 34 killings have been confirmed as having a “journalistic motivation”. But the numbers tell only half the story.

Two killings in Europe this year underlined the violence towards journalists can happen even in relatively affluent societies. 

But according to data from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are the deadliest countries in which to be a journalist, as 15 of them were killed in Iraq and Syria
Last Modified: Sunday، 03 December 2017 02:24 PM
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