A total of 81 journalists were killed this year, 348 are currently in prison, and 60 are being held hostage, according to the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment of journalists released Tuesday by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which shows an unprecedented level of hostility towards media personnel.
Labeled ‘It Takes a Journalist,’ the campaign focuses on journalists whose reports have made a difference such as getting fake medicines pulled from pharmacy shelves in Kenya, for having landmines removed at the border of Venezuela and Colombia, and for prompting changes in the law to protect women in Pakistan.
Accusations of sexual assault have spread across social media as the #MeToo movement took aim at prominent journalists in India
I salute you, Shujaat Bukhari, for your fearless journalism and may you be an eternal source of inspiration for the warriors of truth. Amen
The trio, who had been working for various Spanish media around the time of their disappearance, were last seen in July 2015 in the northwestern city of Aleppo where they had been reporting on fighting.