Journalism Matters: World press freedom – where are journalists under attack?

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Report by Pacific Media Centre

Over the year, according to figures gathered by UNESCO, at least 100 journalists were killed in 2016 – making it one of the bloodiest years in recent memory.

As World Press Freedom Day approaches on 3 May 2017, media workers will remember their fallen colleagues. 

READ MORE: What is UNESCO-Al Jazeera’s Journalism Matters project? 

More often than not, these murders go unsolved because of high rates of impunity.

Al Jazeera, in consultation with UNESCO, has launched Journalism Matters – a space which seeks to address the targeting of journalists and impunity.

Killings of journalists in 2016 - click on this image to watch the video for previous years. Video: Al Jazeera

The Journalism Matters project

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