Reporters Without Borders: 1,668 journalists killed in past 20 years (2003-2022), average of 80 per year
At the end of a year in which the number of journalists killed in connection with their work rose again, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has compiled and analyzed the figures for journalists killed during the past 20 years – two especially deadly decades for those in the service of the right to inform.
What with murders, contract killings, ambushes, war zone deaths and fatal injuries, a staggering total of 1,668 journalists have been killed worldwide in connection with their work in the last two decades (2003-2022), according to RSF’s tallies based above all on its annual round-ups. This gives an average of more than 80 journalists killed every year. The total killed since 2000 is 1,787.
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Update #1: Nearly 1,700 journalists killed over past 20 years, says Reporters Without Borders (France 24)
Update #2: Nearly 1,700 journalists killed over past 20 years: RSF (Al Jazeera)
WNU Editor: Not a safe profession for those who believe that citizens should have the right to be informed.