30 Dec '17, 7pm

Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

BRUSSELS — At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year, while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed, the world's biggest journalists' organization says. In its annual "Kill Report," the International Federation of Journalists said the reporters lost their lives in targeted killings, car bomb attacks and crossfire incidents around the world. More than 250 journalists were in prison in 2017. The number of deaths as of Dec. 29 was the lowest in a decade, down from 93 in 2016. The largest number were killed in Mexico, but many also died in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The IFJ suspected but could not officially confirm that at least one other journalist was killed Thursday in an attack by an Islamic State suicide bomber on a Shiite cultural center in Kabul, in which at least 41 people died. IFJ President Philippe Leruth s...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/media-group-81-report...

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