The International Federation of Journalists states that this was ‘one of the lowest mortality rates’ ever recorded.
A total of 45 journalists were killed around the world in 2021, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says, adding that it is “one of the lowest-performing protests” ever recorded.
“While this decline is a welcome news, it is a little comforting in the face of continuing violence,” IFJ said Friday.
Unlimited Journalists (RSF) has also killed 46 journalists in the last two weeks, and has found them to be very low since they started killing journalists in 1995.
The IFJ added that radio operators “are often killed as a result of corruption, crime and abuse of power in their territories, cities, and countries”.
Looking at the region, Asia Pacific has killed 20 people. The United States followed as the second deadliest of 10 people. Third place was Africa with eight.
Europe killed six journalists, while the Middle East and Arab countries had only one.
The IFJ said that “the risk of war-related decline has decreased in recent years” due to the limited number of journalists reporting on the ground.
It added that “threats to the control of terrorists and drug trafficking groups from rural Mexico to the cities of European cities in Greece and the Netherlands continue”.
IFJ Secretary-General Anthony Bellanger reiterated United Nations support for the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination.
The year 2021 also happened to journalists.
According to a new report from the non-profit Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the number of journalists in prison reached a global peak in 2021. CPJ said 293 journalists were arrested worldwide since December 1 this year.