106 journalists, media workers killed in 36 countries in 2018, - Press Emblem Campaign

Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) NGO condemns the escalation in criminal activity against journalists on the occasion of International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on Nov. 2.

As reported by Censor.NET citing PEC figures, ten months into 2018, the number of journalists killed is already higher than last year.

Since January, 106 journalists and media workers were killed in 36 countries (compared to 99 for the whole year 2017), an increase of 18 percent compared to 2017. Afghanistan (17 killed), Mexico (15) and Yemen (eight) witnessed the highest number of killings so far.

The NGO demands independent and international investigations to identify the perpetrators of these crimes and prosecute them.

The International Day to End Impunity marks the anniversary of the killings of two RFI Reporters, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, murdered in Mali in 2013.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3094565