Human rights activists said the number of journalists killed this year


Правозащитники назвали число журналистов, убитых в этом годуWith nine months of 2018 in the world has killed more journalists than the whole of 2017.

For the first nine months of 2018 in the world were killed 56 journalists for their professional activities. On Thursday, October 11, reported the international organization reporters without borders on its website.

Noted that this figure is already higher than for all of 2017, when they were killed 55 people.

According to the organization, more than half of the victims from the beginning of 2018, died in war zones. Most journalists were killed in Afghanistan (13), Yemen (five persons), USA (six) and Mexico (six).

As reported to the Secretary-General of Reporters without borders Christophe Deluar, statistics demonstrates the urgent need for action to protect journalists. In this regard, he called for the establishment of the post of special representative of the UN Secretary General dealing with this issue. According to Delwara, this initiative is supported by more and more governments in the world and more than one hundred media organizations and journalists ‘ unions.


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