International Federation of Journalists: 94 journalists have died this year, most in Gaza

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the world's leading organization for the defense of journalists' rights, reported that 94 media workers have been killed since the beginning of the year, most of them in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, while nearly 400 of them have been imprisoned.

The IFJ says 68 journalists, most of them Palestinians, have been killed while covering the conflict in Gaza, which statistically represents more than one per day and 72 percent of the total number of media deaths this year.

"The Israel-Hamas war is deadlier for journalists than any other single conflict since the IFJ began keeping records in 1990," the group states.

Ukraine remains on the list of "countries dangerous for journalists" almost two years after the start of the Russian invasion, where three media workers have been killed since the beginning of 2023, the IFJ statement added.

So far, seven journalists have been killed in North and South America who died while investigating armed groups or embezzlement of public funds.

In Africa, the murders of four media workers have been recorded, which the IFJ claims have not been sufficiently investigated.

In the previous year, a total of 67 deaths of journalists were recorded, of which 12 were killed in Ukraine, while during 2021 this number was 47.

Of the 393 detained journalists, the largest number are in China and Hong Kong, Myanmar, Turkey, Russia and Crimea, Belarus and Egypt, the International Federation of Journalists announced.

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