74 journalists killed since beginning of 2016 – report

74 journalists killed since beginning of 2016 – report

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Baku – APA. According to the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) the number of journalists killed continued to increase from January to the end of June 2016 to reach 74 in 22 countries (3 per week on average).Afghanistan from the outset of this year has been the most dangerous country for media work with 10 journalists killed, Syria the second with 9 media workers killed. Mexico follows with 8 killed, then Iraqand Yemen with 7 in each country. 5 journalists were killed in Guatemala, and 4 in each of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Turkey (where 2 Syrian journalists were killed by ISIL).
2 journalists were killed in the Philippines, 2 in Russia and 2 in El Salvador during the first six months of 2016.
The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with Special consultative UN status. The PEC was founded in June 2004 by a group of journalists from several countries. – World News Report via EIN News

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