Reporters Without Borders: 65 journalists killed in 2017

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Tuesday 19 December 2017

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, that Sixty-five journalists and media personnel were killed worldwide in 2017.

According to annual figures published by RSF, Syria is the deadliest country for journalists with 12 reporters killed , followed by Mexico, where 11 were assassinated.

This is the lowest count in 14 years, but it is due to journalists giving up reporting from the world’s deadliest regions, claims RSF.

4 reporters died in the Philippines, making the country Asia’s most dangerous territory for reporters.

Of the 65 killed, the report said 39 were murdered, while the rest died in the line of duty, casualties of deadly incidents likes air strikes or suicide bombings.

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