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‘Unprecedented levels’ of violence against journalists in 2018

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By ITN News Editor December 19, 2018 12:49

‘Unprecedented levels’ of violence against journalists in 2018

“Unscrupulous politicians” and social media platforms bear responsibility for an increase of violence against journalists. Eighty journalists were killed so far this year, 348 are in prison and 60 are being held hostage, according to Reporters Sans Frontieres which produces an annual round-up of violations against media professionals. The Paris-based watchdog highlighted that all the figures have increased on the year and said that half of the journalists killed were deliberately targeted. It added that the brutal murders of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi and Slovak data journalist Jan Kuciak show.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 19, 2018 12:49
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