UNESCO: to slain journalist five days

UNESCO: to slain journalist five days

World November 1, 2016 10:42

- From 2006 to 2015, worldwide 827 journalists slain in the course of their work, an average of one every five days. According to figures from the UN organization UNESCO. Last year alone there were 115 media representatives were killed; the circumstances were cleared up only 8 percent of the cases and prosecuted the perpetrators.

UN club for Education, Culture and Science published the figures prior to the 'International Day against the impunity of crimes against journalists Wednesday, held inter alia in The Hague. In the report 'Safety of journalists and the danger of impunity 'is not only called attention to the many fatalities, but also points to crimes as kidnapping, torture, intimidation or confiscation of research material.

The Arab countries are the most dangerous for the press. In the conflict Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya have killed 78 journalists in 2014 and 2015, more than a third of the global total (213). Most of the other risky places to work layers in Latin America (51) and Asia (34) and Africa (27). In our country, the recent death of photo journalist Jeroen Oerlemans in Libya still fresh in the memory.

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