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Number of journalists killed for their work doubled in 2020

Number of journalists killed for their work doubled in 2020
The number of journalists killed due to their work doubled globally in 2020, with at least four reporters murdered for their reporting in violence-marred Mexico, according to a watchdog.

The number of journalists killed due to their work doubled globally in 2020, with at least four reporters murdered for their reporting in violence-marred Mexico, according to a watchdog.According to the CPJ’s figures, at least five journalists were killed in Mexico, at least four were killed in Afghanistan and at least four were killed in Syria.There was some good news in the report: three journalists were killed in combat in 2020, the lowest tally in two decades, the group said.(ALI SHIRBAND/MIZAN NEWS/AFP via Getty Images) The grisly figures arrived one week after the CPJ said the number of jailed journalists had climbed to a record-level globally.

The CPJ said in its report that it is probing the motive behind an additional four fatalities in Mexico.“Mexico has long been the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere for the press, which operates amid a complex web of criminal, drug-trafficking gangs and entrenched official corruption,” the report said.

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