GENEVA – A total of 126 journalists and other media workers around the world have died on the job this year, with Syria the most dangerous place to work for the second year in a row, the International News Safety Institute said on Friday.
That was 21 fewer than last year, but INSI said the incidence of kidnappings and disappearances was rising.
INSI, founded in 2003 by major world news organizations, including Reuters, and professional bodies like the Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists, said the Philippines and India were the next most dangerous countries for the media after Syria, with 13 dead each.
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