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CPJ: Latin America was the deadliest region for journalists in 2022

  • Source: CPJ
  • January 24, 2023

"The number of journalists killed worldwide increased sharply in 2022, according to a report published Tuesday (Jan. 24) by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Latin America was the deadliest region for the press, with 30 journalists killed, accounting for nearly half of the 67 journalists and media workers killed worldwide. The global total of 67 was the highest number killed since 2018 and a nearly 50% increase from 2021.

More than half of the killings occurred in just three countries—Ukraine (15), Mexico (13), and Haiti (7)—the highest yearly numbers CPJ has ever recorded for these countries. Notably, despite countries across Latin America being nominally at peace, the region surpassed the high number of journalists killed in the Ukraine war."

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