Journalist Killings Up By 50% In 2022

Highest number of journalist killings reported since 2018
An AFP journalist runs as smoke rises behind after a bombardment in Bakhmut, Eastern Ukraine, on July 31, 2022. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP) (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A new report published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) found that in 2022, the number of journalist killings rose by 50 percent.
  • Around the world, at least 67 media workers were killed, with at least 41 in direct connection to their work.
  • More than half of the journalists were killed in Mexico, Haiti, or Ukraine.
  • “Despite countries across Latin America being nominally at peace,” the CPJ said, “the region surpassed the high number of journalists killed in the Ukraine war.”

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