Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doubles
Afghanistan deadliest country for journalists worldwide in 2018
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New York, December 19, 2018–At least 53 journalists were killed on the job this year, 34 of whom were targeted for murder in reprisal for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its annual analysis. The numbers, which represent those killed between January 1 and December 14, make 2018 the deadliest year for journalists in the past three years, according to CPJ data.
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