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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.

CountryDeaths in 2017Deaths from 1992–2017
Iraq8245
Syria8117
Mexico647
India447
Afghanistan443
Philippines281
Somalia266
Russia265
Yemen220
Pakistan167
Colombia150
Brazil140
Bangladesh121
South Sudan*16
Denmark11
Malta11
Maldives11
Circumstances: murder: 66%; crossfire in war: 20%; reporting in other dangerous circumstances: 13%. Demographic traits: female journalists: 7%; male journalists: 93%; Broadcast reporter 25%; Camera Operator 14%; Columnist/Commentator 9%; Editor 15%; Photographer 10%; Internet reporter/writer 4%; Print reporter/writer 28%; Producer 5% ; Publisher/Owner 4%; Technician 2%.
Source: The Committee to Protect Journalists, www.cpj.org.
 
*South Sudan has only been recognized as a nation since 2013.