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Number of journalists killed from 2003 to 2019

The number of journalists killed worldwide in fell sharply between 2018 and 2019, with at least 21 journalists having been killed in relation to their work in 2019, down from 53 in 2018. The source noted that Mexico and Syria remain a dangerous countries for journalists, with the majority of killings taking place in these two areas.

Number of journalists killed worldwide from 2003 to 2019

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

2003 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Motive confirmed = journalist was murdered because of his/ her work.
Motive unconfirmed = journalist was possibly murdered because of his/her work.
Media workers = driver, translator, security guard.

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