Political leaders must stand up, speak out, and deliver justice on behalf of the journalists who gave their lives to bring us the news."CPJ's database of journalists killed in 2018 includes capsule reports on each victim and filters for examining trends in the data".
Eight journalists were killed in Yemen, and nine were murdered in Mexico, which has always been considered one of the most unsafe countries for journalists to work.
In total, 53 deaths were registered from January 1 to December 15 this year, as compared to 47 in 2017 and 50 in 2016.
The "shocking" murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in October, which led to an worldwide outcry, demonstrated "the appalling nature of the Saudi regime and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's oppressive methods", the organization said.
Crown Prince, Mohammed Salman ordered a restructuring of the intelligence service in October after the authorities, following initial denials, acknowledged that Mr Khashoggi had been killed inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate by a team of Saudi intelligence and security agents. In what was billed as his definitive statement on the case, President Donald Trump on November 20 said-referring to the crown prince's alleged role-"maybe he did and maybe he didn't!" and that "in any case", the U.S. That information comes from a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The other 31 died in the field while reporting, RSF said, adding that the group was investigating a further 10 deaths to determine whether they were related to journalism.
While the United States did not make most lists, the country for the first time ranked among the top five deadliest countries, with six journalists killed in 2018, tying it with India.More news: Amazon Customer Receives 1700 Audio Files Of A Stranger Who Used Alexa
The number of journalists killed worldwide in connection to their work has nearly doubled between 2017 and 2018, according to a Wednesday report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. It was the deadliest attack on a media outlet in the USA in modern history. The man had threatened the newspaper after losing a defamation lawsuit.
"Violence against journalists has reached unprecedented levels this year, and the situation is now critical", said the organisation's head, Christophe Deloire.
Hatred whipped up by "unscrupulous politicians" has contributed to the shocking rise in the number of journalists murdered in 2018, a media watchdog said Tuesday. More than half of the journalists had been targeted due to their activities was murdered.
Saudi Arabia slams US Senate for naming Prince MBS as "responsible" for Khashoggi murder Riyadh has denounced the US Senate resolution that blamed the Saudi Crown Prince for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, as baseless allegations and a blatant attack on the Kingdom's sovereignty and internal affairs. Previous year in Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia, on a similar mission, was killed by a bomb placed in her auto. Six journalists died including four killed when a gunman shot up the offices of a newspaper in Maryland on June 28.
In Syria and Yemen, two of the worst civil-war decimated countries, the fewest journalists were killed since 2011. If deranged murderer Jarrod Ramos, a longtime paranoid convinced the entire world was out to get him, had not made a decision to open fire on people he had been stalking and harassing since 2011, no journalists would have died in the United States at all.