According to a report by Radio France Internationale on December 20, a report published by “Reporters Without Borders”, headquartered in Paris, France, on December 19, local time, showed that from January 1 to December 10, 2016, A total of 74 journalists were killed, 3/4 of whom were assassinated for their professional activities.
Syrian journalists in the most difficult situation
Corresponding reports on the “Reporters Without Borders” website indicate that among the people killed in journalism, there were 53 journalists, and the other victims were online citizen journalists or co-authors of journalists. According to the website, Syrian journalists who have fallen into war face the most difficult situation, with a total of 19 people killed. Other countries with the most losses from journalists were Afghanistan (10), Mexico (9), Iraq (7) and Yemen (5).<纽约时报中英文网 http://www.qqenglish.com/>
Journalists forced to leave war-torn countries
According to the report, compared with the data of 101 journalists who died in 2015, the relevant data in 2016 decreased. "Reporters Without Borders" analysis believes that the main reason for the decline in the number of journalists killed is that many journalists have been forced to leave countries trapped in war.
348 journalists imprisoned or abducted
However, another report released by the organization recently showed that 348 journalists worldwide are currently being held captive or abducted, a figure that is up 6% from the same period in 2015.