What Was the Deadliest Region for Journalists in 2014?

The Middle East topped the list of most dangerous places for journalists in 2014. (Image: jrseles via Compfight cc)
The Middle East topped the list of most dangerous places for journalists in 2014. (Image: jrseles via Compfight cc)

The Committee to Protect Journalists published a report earlier this week which outlined the most dangerous regions in the world for journalists to work.

In its annual analysis, the CPJ say that top three deadliest regions for journalists were the Middle East, Ukraine, and Afghanistan.

In total, 60 journalists were killed globally in 2014 in relation to their work.

Over half of those were killed in the Middle East making it the most dangerous place in the world to work. Over 40 per cent of the killed journalists were targeted for murder.

Due to the volatile nature of the combat zones in these areas, Westerners are often openly targeted but local reporters are even more at risk.

The report also showed a sustained level of risk to journalists over the past decade, though it should be noted that the past three years have been the deadliest period the CPJ has ever recorded.

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