It has become less safe to work as a journalist in 2018.
How to write the international federation of journalists, IFJ, in the beginning of a press release announcing that the 94 journalists and media workers have lost their lives in the year soon coming to an end.
It is the first increase in six years. And thus is an otherwise downward trend has been broken, writes the organization.
- This list is a sad reminder that journalists ' safety and security will remain elusive, says IFJ's general secretary, Anthony Bellanger.
- As such is listed as a witness for the authorities 'lack of maintenance of journalists' safety. And their failures of security of the democratic enlightenment.
the IFJ publishes each year a list of killed media professionals. 84 of the fatalities in 2018 worked as journalists, photographers, translators and technicians. According to the IFJ, they were killed as a result of assassinations, targeted attacks and in the crossfire in war zones.
the last of The ten killed were drivers and bodyguards for the journalists.
According to the IFJ stands armed conflict and militant extremism behind the majority of the journalistdrab - particularly in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen.
But the organization directs a sharp criticism against what you call 'growing intolerance towards independent journalism, populism, corruption and lack of legal certainty' in countries like Mexico, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
For example, Mexico is the country where the second-most journalists were killed in 2018. It is especially investigative journalists, who has covered the drug cartels and corruption in the Latin american country, who have been killed in the assassination.
the IFJ mentions in the statement the controversial murder of the saudi regimekritiker Jamal Khashoggi, as well as masseskyderiet in the american newspaper the Capital Gazette in Maryland, where five journalists were killed.
According to the organization's Asia - excluding the Middle east - the most dangerous place to be a journalist. Here are 32 journalists lost their lives. Then follows, North and south America with 27, the Middle east and the arab world, with 20, Africa with 11 and eventually Europe, with four.
Afghanistan is the country where the most journalists were killed in 2018. Here are 11 journalists lost their lives, while they have covered the 17-year-long conflict.