110 jour­nal­ists killed in 2015

Asian Journal - - World -

Paris: A to­tal of 110 jour­nal­ists were killed in con­nec­tion with their work or for un­clear rea­sons in 2015, ac­cord­ing to re­port is­sued by Re­porters With­out Bor­ders (RSF) on Tues­day. Six­ty­seven of them were tar­geted be­cause of their work or were killed while re­port­ing, which brought the to­tal num­ber of jour­nal­ists killed to 787 in a decade since 2005, the re­port said. How­ever, it was not pos­si­ble to clearly es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances or mo­tives of this year’s 43 other deaths of jour­nal­ists. Other dan­ger­ous coun­tries for jour­nal­ists are Ye­men (six deaths), South Su­dan (six deaths), In­dia (five) and Mex­ico (three). IANS

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