Home International 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

representational image

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.

Previous articlePM Modi addresses 39th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme
Next articleCongress terms as disappointing and unacceptable sharing of dais by Palestine ambassador in Pakistan with Hafiz Saeed


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here