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UNESCO: 930 Journalists Have Been Killed in Last 11 Years

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Over the last eleven years 930 journalists have been killed for bringing news and information to the public, official page of UNESCO informs. 

In 2016 alone, the UNESCO Director-General condemned the killing of 102 journalists, media workers, and social media producers of public interest journalism. In 2012, the deadliest year for journalists, 124 cases were condemned.

These figures do not include the many more journalists who on a daily basis suffer from non-fatal attacks, including torture, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, intimidation and harassment in both conflict and non-conflict situations. Furthermore, there are specific risks faced by women journalists including sexual attacks.

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