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
    • Burkina Faso

      Burkina Faso: two Spanish journalists and Irish conservationist killed

    • Somalia

      Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia

    • Ethiopia

      Reporter Dawit Kebede Araya shot and killed in Ethiopia

    • Mexico

      Director-General condemns murder of journalist Benjamín Morales Hernández in Mexico

    • Afghanistan

      Afghan TV anchor Mina Khairi killed in car bomb attack

    • Afghanistan

      Three Afghan women media workers killed in separate attacks

    • Bangladesh

      Bangladeshi journalist Burhan Uddin Mujakker shot dead

    • Greece

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

MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES

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