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IFJ Urges International Legal Protection for Journalists after 112 Killings in 2015

05 January 2016

2015 was another deadly year for journalists, with at least 109 journalists and media staff killed in targeted killings, bomb attacks and cross-fire incidents, according to the annual list published on 31 December by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

The IFJ 2015 List names the 112 journalists and media staff killed across 30 countries, together with 3 who died of accidental deaths. It marks a small drop from last year when 118 killings and 17 accidents were recorded.

This year, the killing of journalists in the Americas topped the toll, at 27 dead. For the second year in a row, the Middle East comes second, with 25 deaths. Asia Pacific comes third, with 22– a drop on last year due to the big fall in violence in Pakistan. Africa is in fourth place with 22 dead, followed by Europe with 16.

Read the full IFJ's statement here