Balkans | The number of journalists killed in 2022 has increased by 45 percent compared to last year

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Balkans |  The number of journalists killed in 2022 has increased by 45 percent compared to last year

It was announced that the number of journalists killed worldwide this year has increased by 45 percent compared to 2021.

In a statement issued by the Slogan Press Campaign, it was stated that the devastating effects of the Ukraine-Russian war affected journalists more negatively this year.

According to the statement, 115 media workers from 29 countries were killed in 2022, there was a 45 percent increase in casualties compared to 2021.

A total of 79 media professionals were killed last year.

It was confirmed that the death toll this year was the highest since 2018.

Most of the deaths are in Latin America

In 2022, 39 media workers have been killed in Latin America, 37 in Europe, 30 in Asia, 7 in Africa and 2 in North America.

It has been reported that 34 media workers have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the war in Ukraine on 24 February.

On the other hand, it was noted in the report published by Reporters Without Borders that there are still 533 journalists in custody or detention in the world, and this number has increased by 13.4% compared to last year.

In China, where censorship and surveillance have reached extraordinary levels, 110 journalists have been jailed.

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