This year, 42 journalists have been killed in the line of duty.
At the same time 235 media representatives were imprisoned in different countries around the world. This is reported by the International Federation of Journalists.
It is noted that this year the largest number of media workers were killed on the territory of Mexico – 13 people.
Over the past five years, Mexico has topped the ranking in the number of media killings four times.
Five journalists were killed in Pakistan. Three journalists each were killed in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Nigeria, two each in the Philippines, Somalia, Syria, and one each in Cameroon, Honduras, Paraguay, Russia, Sweden, and Yemen.
The most jailed journalists are in Turkey – 67, Egypt – 21, China – 23, Eritrea – 16, Saudi Arabia – 14, Belarus – 11, Yemen and Cambodia – 9, Cameroon – 6, Morocco and Myanmar – 5.+
From 1990 to 2020, 2,658 journalists were killed worldwide. Half of them died in countries affected by war, crime and corruption, and “catastrophic violations of the law”: Iraq (339 killed), Mexico (175), the Philippines (159), Pakistan (138), India (116), Russia (110), Algeria (106), Syria (96), Somalia (93), Afghanistan (93).