45 Journalists killed in 2021: IFJ


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SULAIMANI — The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said on Sunday (January 2) that 45 journalists were killed in work-related incidents, including targeted killings, crossfire fatalities as well as bomb attacks in 2021.

In its annual report of journalists and media professionals who were killed in 2021, IFJ said "the Asia Pacific region tops the regional list with 20 killings, before the Americas (10), Africa (8), Europe (6).”

It also said that the Middle East and Arab World on just one killing. There was also a deadly accident that cost the lives of two journalists in Iran.

According to the report, the recorded number is a drop from 65 killings in 2020, and the 45 killed in 2021 included 9 killed in Afghanistan, 8 in Mexico, 4 in India and 3 in Pakistan.

(NRT Digital Media)