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50 journalists killed, 387 jailed in 2020-report

by Kunle Awosiyan

Fifty journalists and media workers were killed in connection with their work in 2020, the majority in countries that are not at war, THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGDS OF A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

THE WATCHDOG SAID The figure shows an increase in the targeting of reporters investigating organised crime, corruption or environmental issues. It highlighted murders in Mexico, India and Pakistan.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT Eighty-four percent of those killed this year were “deliberately targeted” for their work, RSF said in its annual report, compared to 63 percent in 2019.

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