Journalists’ deaths are at “historically low levels” globally, according to a report by Reporters Without Borders, quoted by AFP.
Most journalists killed in 2019 covered military conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan, say the Paris-based organization and recall that journalism remains a dangerous profession.
Over the past two decades, an average of 80 journalists have been killed each year.
But Reporters Without Borders director Christophe Deloire recalled that the number of those killed in countries “at peace” remain worrying. Such a country is Mexico, where 10 journalists were killed in 2019.
“More and more journalists are being deliberately murdered in connection with their work …read more