‘historically low’ number of journalists killed in 2019

49 journalists were killed in 2019

44% decrease compared to 2018

Compiled every year since 1995, the annual round-up of abusive treatment and deadly violence against journalists is based on precise data covering the period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1

59% more journalists are now being killed in countries at peace than in war zones compared to 2018

2% increase in journalists being deliberately murdered or targeted compared to 2018

10 journalists killed in Mexico No change compared to 2018

17 journalists killed in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan

50% decrease compared to 2018

China alone holds a third of the worldwide total of arbitrarily detained journalists.

389 journalists are currently in prison in connection with their work

12% increase compared to 2018