Report: The number of journalist deaths worldwide rose nearly 50% in 2022 from previous year

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“Sixty-seven members of the press were killed in 2022, the highest number since 2018, according to the annual report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. At least 41 journalists, or more than 60%, were killed in retaliation for their work. A motive for the other 26 are being investigated by the CPJ. The total of journalist deaths, which was almost 50% higher than in 2021, was propelled by the coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as violence in Latin America. Over half of 2022’s killings occurred in just three countries — Ukraine (15), Mexico (13), and Haiti (7), the highest yearly numbers CPJ has ever recorded for these countries since it began compiling data in 1992.” (01/25/23)