Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is saddened to report that at least 74 professional and non-professional journalists have been killed in connection with their work in 2016.
Some were killed while out reporting. Most were clearly the deliberately targeted victims of deadly violence.
RSF condemn the impunity enjoyed by those who murder journalists and the complicit lack of action by many governments that are often only too ready themselves to trample on media freedom.
This alarming situation reflects the glaring failure of the international initiatives aimed at protecting them.
It is also a death warrant for independent reporting in those areas where all possible means are used to impose censorship and propaganda.
Read the whole report here: ROUND-UP 2016 OF JOURNALISTS KILLED WORLDWIDE
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