156 jour­nal­ists killed

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

GENEVA: The num­ber of me­dia work­ers killed in 2016 rose to 156 in 33 coun­tries, the Geneva-based Press Em­blem Cam­paign has said.

The fig­ure of 156 is the high­est num­ber in 10 years and an in­crease of 15 per­cent com­pared to 2015, it said. The fig­ure in­cludes the nine Rus­sian jour­nal­ists killed in a plane crash in the Black Sea on De­cem­ber 25 on their way to Syria to re­port on the con­flict. The war in Syria has al­ready claimed the lives of more than 110 jour­nal­ists since 2012.

This fig­ure does not cover the jour­nal­ists who dis­ap­peared or those still in de­ten­tion. – Xin­hua

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