In 2014, 66 journalists were killed, 119 kidnapped, 853 arrested

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders' annual "roundup of violence against journalists" came out Tuesday, marking the deaths, kidnappings and arrests of journalists and citizen journalists around the world.

According to RWB’s tally, 66 journalists were murdered this year, bringing to 720 the number of journalists killed in connection with their work in the past 10 years.

A total of 119 journalists were kidnapped this year, an increase of more than 35% on last year’s figure. Forty journalists are currently being held hostage.

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Some details from the report:

-- The killings of journalists, media workers and citizen journalists is down 7 percent from 2013.

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-- Twice as many journalists have gone into exile.

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-- The most journalists who were threatened or attacked this year were in Ukraine, which is also where the most journalists were kidnapped.

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For more, see Reporters Without Borders' full report.


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