In 2022, among all countries of the world, the most journalists were killed in Ukraine


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In 2022, 67 journalists were killed in the world, 12 of them died in Ukraine. This is reported in a statement by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).


These data show a sharp increase in deaths among media workers: 47 murders were recorded last year.


Most media representatives among 21 countries were killed in Ukraine. The statistics were also influenced by the consequences of the terror of criminal organizations in Mexico and illegal actions in Haiti. 


“The surge in the killings of journalists and other media workers is a grave cause of concern and yet another wake up call for governments across the globe to take action in the defence of journalism, one of the key pillars of democracy,said IFJ General Secretary Anthony Bellanger. According to him, now is the time for the UN General Assembly to pass the IFJ Convention on the Safety and Independence of Journalists.


According to the IFJ list, journalists are the first to fall under political repression from China to Belarus and from Egypt to Hong Kong, Iran, Myanmar, Turkey and Russia.


“Journalists have been among the first victims of the crackdowns with at least 375 journalists and media workers currently behind bars, a new high since two years ago,” the IFJ said in a statement.


Among the dead are media workers:

  • Ihor Hudenko, freelance photojournalist 26.02.22
  • Yevhenii Sakun, EFE correspondent 01.03.22
  • Pierre Zakrzewski, Fox News cameraman 14.03.22
  • Oleksandra Kuvshynova, Fox News fixer 14.03.22
  • Brent Renaud, freelance journalist and film producer 13.03.22
  • Oksana Baulina, Insider journalist 23.03.22
  • Maks Levin, freelance photojournalist 01.04.22
  • Mantas Kvedaravičius, freelance producer 02.04.22
  • Yevgeny Bal, veteran, journalist and NUJU Member 02.04.22
  • Roman Nezhyborets, Dytynets video editor 06.04.22
  • Zoreslav Zamoysky, freelance journalist 06.04.22
  • Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, BFMTV journalist 30.05.22


As reported, during the nine months of the full-scale war, Russia committed 462 crimes against journalists.