July 04, 2016
BAKU - According to the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) the number of journalists killed continued to increase from January to the end of June 2016 to reach 74 in 22 countries (three per week on average).
Afghanistan from the outset of this year has been the most dangerous country for media work with 10 journalists killed, and Syria the second with 9 media workers killed. Mexico follows with 8 killed, then Iraq and Yemen with 7 in each country.Five journalists were killed in Guatemala, and 4 in each of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Turkey (where 2 Syrian journalists were killed by ISIL).
Two journalists were killed in the Philippines, as many in Russia and two in El Salvador during the first six months of 2016.
The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative UN status. The PEC was founded in June 2004 by a group of journalists from several countries. - APA
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