03 July 2022,   18:10
Media watchdog says 45 journalists killed in 2021

A total of 45 journalists were killed worldwide in 2021, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says, adding it was “one of the lowest death tolls” it had recorded for any year.

The toll included 9 in Afghanistan - the highest number suffered by a single country, 8 in Mexico, 4 in India and 3 in Pakistan.

“While this decrease is welcome news, it is small comfort in the face of continued violence”, - IFJ said.

Reporters Without Borders gave a similar toll of 46 killings of journalists 2 weeks ago, also noting it as its lowest-ever since starting its tallies in 1995.