Reporters without Borders released today its annual report. The numbers of journalists killed has dropped 25% compared with 2009, however the numbers are alarming. In this year 57 journalists were killed doing their job and kidnappings have increased 55%.
The three most violent countries of the decade for journalists are Pakistan, Irak, and Mexico.
“The gangs and militias are the main murderers of journalists in the world. The future challenge will be to curb this phenomenon,” sad the General Secretary of Reporters without Borders, Jean-François Julliard.
Reporters without Borders has explained that the kidnapped journalists “have become a coin of exchange” used by their captors to “finance their criminal activities, make that the governments yield to their demands, and deliver their message to the public opinion.”
Source: El País