This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 16 December 2014.
Reporters Without Borders is today publishing its round-up of abuses against journalists in 2014. According to RWB's tally, 66 journalists were murdered this year, bringing to 720 the number of journalists killed in connection with their work in the past 10 years.
A total of 119 journalists were kidnapped this year, an increase of more than 35% on last year's figure. Forty journalists are currently being held hostage.
Download the report.
international_2014_roundup_rsf.pdf (3273 KB)