56 journalists killed in 2019, mostly outside conflict zones: UN
Publish- January 21, 2020, 02:49 PM
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There were 56 journalists killed in 2019 and most of them were killed outside zones of conflict, a United Nations spokesperson said Monday.
The number dropped by nearly half from the year 2018, but perpetrators enjoyed almost total impunity, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, citing figures from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In 2018, 99 journalists were killed. From 2010 to 2019, a total of 894 journalists have been killed, according to UNESCO.