February 7, 2023

Bullet holes in a tree are marked with yellow tape, and a portrait and flowers create an impromptu memorial on the web site the place Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akle was shot useless within the West Financial institution metropolis of Jenin on Might 19, 2022.

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Majdi Mohammed/AP


Bullet holes in a tree are marked with yellow tape, and a portrait and flowers create an impromptu memorial on the web site the place Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akle was shot useless within the West Financial institution metropolis of Jenin on Might 19, 2022.

Majdi Mohammed/AP

In response to the annual report of the Committee to Shield Journalists, 67 members of the press had been killed in 2022, the very best quantity since 2018.

At the very least 41 journalists, or greater than 60%, have been killed in retaliation for his or her work. The motives of the remaining 26 are being investigated by CPJ.

The overall variety of journalist deaths, which is sort of 50% greater than in 2021, was brought on by protection of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in addition to violence in Latin America.

Greater than half of the murders in 2022 occurred in simply three nations — Ukraine (15), Mexico (13) and Haiti (7), the very best annual fee CPJ has ever recorded for these nations because it started accumulate information in 1992.

Researchers have recorded a complete of 151 murders of journalists in Mexico since 1992. This is without doubt one of the highest charges on this planet, together with Russia, Syria, Philippines, Iraq, Colombia, Brazil, Algeria and Somalia.

“In a rustic characterised by corruption and arranged crime, it isn’t clear what number of of them have been focused straight due to their jobs…Mexican press members are going through a disaster that’s distinctive outdoors of conflict zones,” CPJ mentioned.

In Haiti, current violence has been fueled by civil unrest and gang violence following the 2021 assassination of former President Jovenel Moise. Since then, the nation has not elected a frontrunner.

4 journalists had been killed in Colombia, Brazil and Chile.

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