Journalists killed outside of conflict, 2002-2013
Data: Anita R. Gohdes and Sabine C. Carey, “Canaries in a coal-mine? What the killings of journalists tell us about future repression,” Journal of Peace Research 2017, Vol. 54 (2), 157-174, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0022343316680859.
Figure: Anita Gohdes
Reporting the news from a war zone is a risky business. But just how many members of the media are killed — and what does that tell us about the trajectory for how countries view human rights?
To look at these questions more closely, we collected data on killings of journalists and media personnel that occurred from 2002 to 2013. We built on the work of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters without Borders, and the International Press Institute.
Here’s what we found: There were over 1,300 press corps deaths between 2002 and 2013. In our just-published study we find some surprising results that underline why we should be paying more attention to these deaths:
Read More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/03/28/we-examined-more-than-1300-journalist-killings-between-2002-and-2013-heres-what-we-learned/?utm_term=.981960937b1b
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