At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year, while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed.
However, the number of deaths is the lowest in a decade, down from 93 in 2016.
The world’s biggest newspersons organization, International Federation of Journalists, in its annual report yesterday said the reporters lost their lives in targeted killings, car bomb attacks and crossfire incidents around the world.
More than 250 journalists were jailed this year.
The largest number were killed in Mexico, but many also died in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.