INSI news BY Cilla Benkö

Journalism and society simply cannot afford silence

INSI news BY INSI

Killing the Messenger 2020

INSI news BY Richard Tait

INSI remembers Chris Cramer 1948-2021

INSI news BY Elena Cosentino, INSI director

INSI members rise to the challenges of 2020

On International Women’s Day, INSI board member and CEO of Swedish Radio, Cilla Benkö, writes about the significant and disproportionate pressure women journalists face from online abuse and threats.

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At least 52 journalists died in 2020 doing their job or because of it, according to INSI's annual Killing the Messenger report. Compared with a pandemic that has killed some two million people in the same period, that figure may look relatively small. It isn't.

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Chris Cramer was honorary president of INSI for almost a decade, from 2003 to 2012. The following is a tribute from Richard Tait, INSI’s former treasurer and a founding member.

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If, while reflecting over the year gone and next year’s challenges, you leaf through previous INSI annual reports as I just did, you won’t find even one painting a rosy picture of the state of journalists’ safety worldwide.

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Annual Report

2020


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Killing The Messenger

An analysis of news media casualties in 2020


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JOURNALISTS UNDER ATTACK

  • Africa
    • Nigeria

      Radio presenter Titus Badejo brutally killed in Ibadan, Nigeria

    • Ethiopia

      Journalist shot and killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region

    • Burkina Faso

      Burkina Faso: two Spanish journalists and Irish conservationist killed

    • Mexico

      Mexican media worker Saúl Tijerina killed in Ciudad Acuña

    • Haiti

      Haitian journalist Diego Charles shot and killed in Port-au-Prince

    • Mexico

      Mexican journalist shot dead in southern state of Oaxaca

    • Syria

      Syria: Several Syrian journalists targeted, one killed

    • Afghanistan

      Danish Siddiqui, Reuters Photojournalist, killed in southern Kandahar province

    • Georgia

      Journalist dies after being attacked six days earlier by homophobic lynch mob

    • Netherlands

      Dutch crime reporter dies nine days after shooting

    • Greece

      Greek crime journalist shot dead in Athens in ‘execution-style’ murder

MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES

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