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Violence Against Journalists Reached 'Unprecedented Levels' In 2018, Report Finds

Every year, Reporters Without Borders investigates how many journalists were killed, imprisoned or held hostage. In 2018, the group saw an increase in every category.
Journalists light candles in Siliguri, India, on May 3, during a vigil for Afghan journalists who were killed in a targeted suicide bombing in Kabul on April 30. Source: Diptendu Dutta

More journalists were killed, imprisoned and held hostage in 2018 than the year before, according to the latest annual report from Reporters Without Borders.

In the first 11 months of the year, 348 journalists were detained and 60 were held hostage, the organization found. Eighty were killed.

Reporters Without Borders — known as RSF, for its on Tuesday.

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