The number of in the course of their work, killed journalists and media workers increased 2018 twelve to 94. The International Federation of journalists (IFJ) announced on Monday.

Thus, the Trend of the past three years was Vice-versa, in which the number of the slain Reporter, respectively, had decreased. Among the Victims in the past year, 84 journalists, camera people and technicians and ten media workers who have worked as drivers, security forces, or seller of goods. Six of the victims were women. 2017 82 journalists and media workers had been killed at the end.

the list of murdered journalists of Afghanistan is Headed. 16 reporters and media workers have been killed in 2018 by targeted killings, bomb attacks or in the cross-fire. It is Mexico (11), then the conflict regions of Yemen (9) and Syria (8). In India, 7 victims were registered, in Pakistan as in the United States and Somalia, respectively, 5. In Europe, four journalists were killed (France, Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia).

The list highlights the current safety crisis for journalists, the Federation of journalists. A sad climax of the cruel assassination of the Saudi journalists had been Khashoggi, Jamal. The critical of the government, a columnist for the “Washington Post” had been killed at the beginning of October, in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul by a special team of Saudi Arabian agent.

IFJ President, Philippe Leruth called on the member States of the United Nations, the agreement for the security and protection for journalists. This I presented to the IFJ, the diplomatic missions of the UN in New York in October.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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