94 journalists killed in the world in 2018

Source : 112 Ukraine

Afghanistan has become the country with the highest risk for the journalists in 2018
13:34, 31 December 2018

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94 journalists and media workers were killed while on duty in the world in 2018 and it is more for 12 persons than in 2017 as DW reported citing the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

The most dangerous country for the journalists in Afghanistan, were 16 media representatives were killed; 11 people became victims in Mexico, 9 in Yemen and 8 in Syria.

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According to IFJ, 4 journalists were killed in Europe, particularly, France, Bulgaria, Turkey and Slovakia.

The representatives of the federation state that the number of victims shows the situation with the safety level for the journalists in the world.

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The IFJ reported that 2,500 journalists have been killed since 1990. Iraq turned out to be the most dangerous country as 300 media workers were killed there.

Earlier the Reporters Without Borders stated that at least 80 journalists all over the world died due to the professional activity up to December 1, 2018. 348 workers of the mass media are imprisoned now and 60 journalists are hostages. Afghanistan is considered the most dangerous place for the mass media representatives.

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Besides, far-right opponents of the March in support of transgender people in Kyiv attacked Canadian journalist Michael Colborne.

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