The jump this year reflects 10 reporters killed in Afghanistan, as well as four journalists slain in a June attack at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper.
Overall, some 53 journalists died on the job worldwide from Jan. 1 through Dec. 14 — including those killed inadvertently in combat or on other dangerous assignments — a 13 percent increase from 47 deaths in 2017, said CPJ, a U.S. nonprofit that promotes press freedom.
If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields
Last week, CPJ reported that a near-record number of journalists around the world are in prison this year because of their work, including two Reuters reporters in Myanmar.
Khashoggi, the reporters at the Capital Gazette, and the imprisoned Reuters’ journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were featured last week in Time Magazine’s Person of the Year issue, honoring “The Guardians and the War on Truth.”
When you think you have no choice but to start a war, think again. Wars promise to be quick, clean and decisive. Wars lie. They cause more problems than they solve, they just won't tell you that beforehand.
"If we are to have peace on earth, ... our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective."