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    Key trends in journalists’ killings over the past five years (2014-2018)

    01 Nov 2019

    The period between 2014 through the end of 2018 has seen:
    • Close to 500 journalists killed. On average, 2 journalists are killed every week.
    • An 18% increase in the number of killings, as compared to the preceding five-year period (2009-2013).
    • 91% of victims were local journalists.

    The period saw an inversion in the proportion of journalists being killed outside of conflict zones. While in 2014 and 2015 a majority of journalist killings occurred in conflict regions, in 2017 and 2018 more killings occurred outside conflict regions. This trend reflects the changing nature of violence against journalists, who are increasingly silenced for reporting on issues of corruption, crime and politics.

    Although the vast majority of journalists killed are men (449), killings of women journalists almost doubled relative to the previous 5-year period (24 female journalists were killed in 2009-2013, compared to 46 in 2014-2018).

    In 2018, TV journalists formed the largest group among journalists killed (32 journalists), followed by reporters working mainly for print media outlets (26 journalists).

    Over the five-year period, the three most dangerous countries were Syria, Mexico and Afghanistan. UNESCO recorded 149 killings in the Arab States, the deadliest region, compared to 20 killings in Central and Eastern Europe, the region with the lowest number of fatalities.


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    Source and full report:
    https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000371343