488 journalists jailed, 46 killed across the world in 2021 - Reporters without Borders

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Reporters without Borders (RSF)’s the international non-profit organization for safeguarding the right to freedom of information, has released their latest annual roundup of violence and abuse suffered by journalists across the world.

Report Highlights-

  • There are currently 488 media professionals imprisoned around the world, the highest number since Reporters Without Borders began counting more than 25 years ago.
  • The number killed this year — 46 — was the lowest since it began issuing annual tallies, due to the relative stabilisation of conflicts in West Asia especially in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.
  • China once again has the highest number of imprisoned journalists at 127. Out of this number, more than half about 71 are Uighur journalists.
  • The most dangerous countries were Mexico and Afghanistan, with seven and six journalist deaths respectively, followed by Yemen and India with four deaths each.

Reporters Without Borders (French: Reporters Sans Frontières; RSF) 

  • RSF is an international non-profit and non-governmental organization with the stated aim of safeguarding the right to freedom of information. 
  • RSF has consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and the International Organisation of the Francophonie.
  • Since 1995, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been compiling annual round-ups of violence and abuses against journalists based on precise data gathered from 1 January to 1 December of the year in question. Headquarter - Paris, France
  • Notable Report - World Press Freedom Index since 2002

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