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57 Journalists Killed Worldwide in 2016: Rights Group

At least 57 journalists have been killed around the world in 2016 while doing their job, Reporters Without Borders said on Monday.

The press freedom group said 19 were killed in Syria alone, followed by 10 in Afghanistan, nine in Mexico and five in Iraq.

Almost all of those killed were locally-based journalists.

Although it was fewer than the 67 killed in 2015, the group put the decrease down to “the fact that many journalists have fled countries that became too dangerous, especially Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan and Burundi”.