Paris, AFP. This year 49 journalists were murdered worldwide. Most of them died during coverage in conflict-affected areas of Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan. However, this number is the lowest during the last 16 years. The French Monitoring Agency Reporters Without Borders gave this information on Tuesday. It is also known as RSF.
RSF said that for the last two decades, on an average 80 journalists have been killed every year worldwide. Surprisingly, journalists are not safe even in countries considered to be quiet. This year, 10 journalists were killed in Mexico alone. Latin America had the highest number of killings of 14 journalists this year. Due to this, it has proved to be just as dangerous as West Asia.
Most journalists arrested here
This year around 389 journalists were arrested worldwide, which is 12 percent more than last year. Of these, about half were arrested in only three countries – China, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. 57 journalists have also been imprisoned worldwide, most of them imprisoned in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Ukraine. Explain that most of the journalists are killed by terrorists in the terrorism affected areas.
“The wilderness between nations at war and nations settled is vanishing for writers,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We respect the exceptional fall in the quantity of columnists killed in combat areas in any case, simultaneously, an ever increasing number of writers are in effect purposely killed regarding their work in popularity based nations, which represents a genuine test for the majority rules systems where these writers live and work.”
Increment in discretionary detainment
Another stressing part of the current all year’s up is the quantity of subjectively confined writers, which has risen once more. Around the world, an aggregate of 389 writers are right now in jail regarding their work, 12% more than a year ago. About portion of these columnists are being held by three nations: China, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Having escalated its crackdown on the Uyghur minority, China alone holds 33% of the overall aggregate of self-assertively kept columnists.