Media group: 81 journalists have died, and the threat has soared in 2017

FILE - A Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 file photo showing journalists and human rights activists holding a banner that reads " Journalism is not a crime - free journalists " outside the main courthouse in Istanbul. Turkey, where official pressure on the media has been ramped up since a failed coup attempt in July 2016, is becoming notorious for putting reporters behind bars. Some 160 journalists are jailed in Turkey — two-thirds of the global total — the report said. (AP Photo, File)

Media group: 81 journalists have died, and the threat has soared in 2017

The world’s largest journalist organization says at least 81 journalists have been killed this year, while violence and harassment of media workers has soared.

Journalists have been killed in targeted killings, car bombings and gunfire around the world, the international federation of journalists said in an annual “kill report” of the Associated Press.

More than 250 journalists are in jail in 2017.

The death toll from December 29 was the lowest in a decade, down from 93 in 2016. Mexico has the largest number of deaths, but a number of people have died in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

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Philippe Leruth, the President of the international court of justice, said that while the death toll was “declining, the level of violence in the press was still unacceptably high.”

He said IFJ found that “the most disturbing thing is that this reduction cannot be done with any measures taken by the government to resolve the impunity of these crimes.”

Eight journalists were killed, and two democracies in Europe – the king of Denmark theo (Kim Wall) died she is writing an inventor of submarines, and a MaErTaJi investigative journalist Daphne, salomon kalou, Anaheim, California, dhi (Daphne Caruana Galizia) by bombs.

In addition to death, the international court of justice also warned: “an unprecedented number of imprisoned journalists were forced to flee, self-censorship is common, killing of independent news, harassment, attacks and threats from the law is in popular.

Official pressure on the media has intensified since the failed coup in July 2016, which has become notorious for putting journalists in the form of bars. Some 160 journalists are reported to have been detained in Turkey, which accounts for two-thirds of the world’s total.

The group also expressed concern about India, the world’s largest democracy, that attacks on journalists were motivated by violent populism.


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