World Association of News Publishers

Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists

48 journalists were killed in 2016 because of their profession, according to the latest statistics from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). When killings with the motive "so far unconfirmed" are included, the number is significantly higher: 78 media workers who lost their lives in the course of the year. The majority of them were local journalists reporting in conflict zones and covering stories such as war, politics, corruption or human rights.


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Hedvig Lundstrom


2017-01-20 16:23

WAN-IFRA supports the proposal put forward by Reporters Sans Frontiers of creating a special representative of the UN Secretary General for the safety of journalists.


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Andrew Heslop


2016-03-09 17:48

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