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56 journalists killed in 2019

| Updated: January 22, 2020 12:53:07


Photo: UNESCO Photo: UNESCO

At least 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).

More than 99 journalists were killed in 2018 and  a total of 894 journalists were killed in 2010 to 2019 period, according to UNESCO.

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