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74 journalists killed worldwide in 2016: Reporters Without Borders

At least 74 professional and non-professional journalists have been killed around the world in 2016 while doing their job, Reporters Without Borders has said in its annual report.

Iraq was ranked fourth on the list of countries where the largest number of those 74 journalists killed in 2016 was registered, the report added.

The Arab region has witnessed alone the killing of 33 journalists in 2016, the report read.

Some 19 journalists were killed in Syria, that topped the list, followed by 10 in Afghanistan, nine in Mexico and seven in Iraq and five in Yemen.
Nearly three quarters of the journalists killed in 2016 were victims of "deliberate, targeted violence," according to the report.

“The violence against journalists is more and more deliberate,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. 

“They are clearly being targeted and murdered because they are journalists.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 20 December 2016 07:36 PM