INSI news BY Cilla Benkö

2017 was a dangerous year for female journalists

News BY INSI

INSI annual review 2017

INSI news BY INSI

High number of women among this year’s media casualties

INSI news BY INSI

Brave journalists tell of online abuse: November update

In 2017, violence against female journalists increased and the number of women killed in connection with their journalistic work also increased significantly, according to the International News Safety Institute's Killing the Messenger 2017 report. This is a development that has to stop.

READ MORE

We live in difficult and dangerous times for journalists. This year more than 60 of our news media colleagues have been killed doing their work, but for many more 2017 has been a year of tragedy and trauma. At INSI, it has been one in which we have seen the threats to journalists grow and change. 

READ MORE

2017 saw an unusually high number of women among the 68 journalists killed doing their jobs this year, according to Killing the Messenger, a biannual analysis of journalist casualties by the International News Safety Institute (INSI).

READ MORE

One of the most powerful - and challenging - sessions from this year's News Xchange in Amsterdam was the conversation hosted and moderated by INSI director Hannah Storm on the topic of cyber bullying and its effects on threatening, sometimes to the point of silencing, journalists' voices.

READ MORE

REPORT: The Emotional Toll on Journalists Covering the Refugee Crisis


READ THE REPORT

Special Offer:
No Woman's Land £10 for a limited time


FIND OUT MORE

KILLING THE MESSENGER

An analysis of news media casualties carried out for the International News Safety Institute by Cardiff School of Journalism


READ THE 2017 REPORT

JOURNALISTS UNDER ATTACK

  • Africa
    • Somalia

      Car bomb kills journalist in Somali capital

    • Nigeria

      Nigerian journalist Ikechukwu Onubogu killed by gunmen

    • Somalia

      1 journalist among dead in Mogadishu bombing, 5 others wounded

    • Honduras

      Asesinan a un camarógrafo en Honduras

    • Colombia

      Director-General urges investigation into killing of journalist Efigenia Vásquez Astudillo in Colombia

    • Mexico

      Mexican photojournalist found dead after abduction by armed men

    • India

      Outrage after Indian journalist Sudip Bhowmik shot dead

    • Afghanistan

      Hussain Nazari, Afghanistan

    • Afghanistan

      Afghan television channel Shamshad TV back on air after attack

    • Malta

      Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

    • Denmark

      Woman's body found after Danish inventor charged with killing journalist

    • Russia

      Journalist shot dead in Siberia: probe

MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES

Journalists Media Staff Citizen journalists