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Deadliest Countries for Journalists

Each year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) publishes a list of journalists killed while on assignment. The following list does not include those who were killed in accidents, such as car or plane crashes, unless the accident was caused by hostile action. There have been 1,285 journalists killed since 1992.

 

Country

Deaths in 2017

Deaths Since 1992

 
 

Iraq

8

245

 
 

Syria

8

117

 
 

Mexico

6

47

 
 

India

4

47

 
 

Afghanistan

4

43

 
 

Philippines

2

81

 
 

Somalia

2

66

 
 

Russia

2

65

 
 

Yemen

2

20

 
 

Pakistan

1

67

 
 
Source: The Committee to Protect Journalists, www.cpj.org.
 
 
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