Killings of journalists around the world jumped by 50 percent in 2022 compared to the previous year, driven largely by attacks in Ukraine, Mexico, and Haiti. According to a report on January 24 by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least 67 news media workers were killed worldwide in 2022, the highest number since 2018.
The CPJ noted that more than half — 35 of the 67 killings — took place in just three countries: Ukraine, Mexico, and Haiti. Journalists in the three countries say the increased danger has forced them to work under extreme stress. In war-battered Ukraine, 15 news workers were killed last year, the CPJ said.