Killings Of Journalists Surged In 2022; Ukraine, Mexico Top List

KYIV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 25: Firemen extinguish a fire inside a residential building that was hit by a missile on February 25, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yesterday, Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine, with Russian troops invading the country from the north, east and south, accompanied by air strikes and shelling. The Ukrainian president said that at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by the end of the first day.  (Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Killings of journalists around the world jumped by 50% in 2022 compared to the previous year, driven largely by attacks in Ukraine, Mexico, and Haiti.
  • According to a report Tuesday by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 67 news media workers were killed worldwide in 2022, the highest number since 2018.
  • Journalists in the three countries say the increased danger has forced them to work under extreme stress.

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