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The United States adds the list of the most dangerous countries for journalists for the first time

Breaking News Emails Get deleted news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 19, 2018 / 1:56 AM GMT By Reuters PARIS &#821 1; The murder of Saudi colonist Jamal Khashoggi – in a year when more than half of all journalists killed around the world were deliberately painted – reflects a hatred of media in many areas of society, said a press conference on Tuesday. At least 63 professional journalists were killed and did work in 2018, an increase of 15 percent compared with last year. Reporters Without Borders. The number of deaths rises to 80 when all media workers and individuals classified as national journalists are included in their annual report (PDF). The world's five deadliest countries for journalists are three – India, Mexico and, for the first time, the United States – where journalists were killed in cold blood, even though these countries were not in war or conflict, the group said. "Hate of journalists who are being sued … by unscrupulous politicians, religious leaders and businessmen have tragic consequences on the ground and are reflected in this worrying increase in journalism violations," said Secretary General Christophe Deloire in a statement. Khashoggi, a royal insider who became critic of the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and started writing for Washington Post after moving to the United States last year was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October. His death was ravaged worldwide. Saudi officials have rejected…

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1; The murder of Saudi colonist Jamal Khashoggi – in a year when more than half of all journalists killed around the world were deliberately painted – reflects a hatred of media in many areas of society, said a press conference on Tuesday.

At least 63 professional journalists were killed and did work in 2018, an increase of 15 percent compared with last year. Reporters Without Borders. The number of deaths rises to 80 when all media workers and individuals classified as national journalists are included in their annual report (PDF).

The world’s five deadliest countries for journalists are three – India, Mexico and, for the first time, the United States – where journalists were killed in cold blood, even though these countries were not in war or conflict, the group said.

“Hate of journalists who are being sued … by unscrupulous politicians, religious leaders and businessmen have tragic consequences on the ground and are reflected in this worrying increase in journalism violations,” said Secretary General Christophe Deloire in a statement.

Khashoggi, a royal insider who became critic of the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and started writing for Washington Post after moving to the United States last year was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October.

His death was ravaged worldwide. Saudi officials have rejected allegations that the Crown Prince ordered his death.

Reporters Without Borders said the three most dangerous countries for journalists to work in Afghanistan, Syria and Mexico.

At the same time, five employees were killed in the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, in June, brought the United States to the first time of the most dangerous countries. [1 9659014] Reporters Without Borders said that 348 journalists were detained worldwide, compared with 326 at this time in 2017. China, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt hold more than half of the world’s captive journalists, said it.

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