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42 journalists killed in 2020

Forty-two journalists and media workers have been killed while doing their jobs in 2020, according to the International Federation of Journalists. A further 235 are in prison in cases related to their work, the federation said..

Mexico topped the 2020 list of countries where the most journalists were killed, for the fourth time in five years, with 13 killings, followed by Pakistan with five. Afghanistan, India, Iraq and Nigeria recorded three killings each.

Anthony Bellanger, the general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), said: “The decrease of journalists’ killings in recent years cannot disguise the deadly danger and threats journalists continue to face for doing their work.”

In three decades 2 658 journalists have been killed.

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