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Of 49 Journalists killed in 2019, 5 Murdered in Mexico, 7 in Syria, 2 in Iraq, 2 in Somalia

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Reporters Without Borders: 49 journalists murdered in 2019 Forty-nine journalists were killed across the world in 2019, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, adding that it was the lowest death toll in 16 years.
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Reporters Without Borders: 49 journalists murdered in 2019, while the Committee to Protect Journalists has the total at 25, and I presume the differing statistics depend on how the deaths are classified.

William Westhoven a New Jersey Journalist put it rather well:

"Do you care? Then why are you silent? And why do you snicker when he says "fake news" and paints a target on our back? - In the past decade, at least 554 journalists have been killed worldwide."

The UNESCO Observatory of Killed Journalists is a comprehensive database and interactive map reflecting information continuously gathered since 1993 on the killing of journalists and comprehensively since 2006, and puts the total at 1372 since 1993.

Please see their map and their comprehensive coverage here:

https://en.unesco.org/themes/safety-journalists/observatory

Iraq had the most: 196

Mexico 112

Syria 109

Philippines 104

Pakistan 76

Somalia 71

Afghanistan 68

Brazil 48

Columbia 45

India 41

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Telling the truth in the press and in the media gets harder and harder every year, especially when heads of state wrongly bash the "fake news."


From 2018:


Raw Politics: Bulgarian reporter becomes Europe's third murdered journalist this year After the murder of Bulgarian reporter Viktoria Marinova, Raw Politics looks at the state of press freedom in Europe. READ MORE ...
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Submitted on Monday, Dec 30, 2019 at 8:47:33 PM

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