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While Number of Journalists Killed Falls, More Behind Bars in 2019, RSF Says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says journalism remains a “dangerous profession,” with 49 journalists killed this year, 389 currently imprisoned, and 57 others being held hostage.

According to the Paris-based media freedom watchdog’s annual worldwide roundup of deadly violence and abusive treatment against journalists, released on December 17, the number of journalists killed in 2019 is “at its lowest in 16 years.”

The “historically low” figure, compared with an annual average of 80 journalists killed during the past two decades, is mainly the result of a fall in the number of journalists and other media professionals killed in war zones, RSF said.

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Source:: VOANews.Com