INSI’s casualty statistics are compiled by monitoring press reports of journalists and media workers killed around the world as a result of their job.

Twice a year, the Cardiff School of Journalism checks and verifies the numbers and produces the Killing The Messenger report on media casualties. The report also includes the numbers of arrests and prosecutions of those who kill journalists.

The statistics collected by INSI for 2017 highlights the number of casualties recorded across continents. Afghanistan, Mexico, Iraq, Syria and the Philippines are identifies as the worst countries when it comes to the number of journalists, media worker and citizen journalists killed.

INSI statistics also included data disaggregated on the basis of gender, cause of death and type of media for which the victim was working.

Tags: Worldwide
Publication Date: 17/12/2017
Source: International News Safety Institute
Dataset format: html
Accessibility: free