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International Federation of Journalists

At least 93 journalists killed in 2016: press watchdog

BRUSSELS: Ninety-three journalists and media staff were killed around the world in the course of their work in 2016, with Iraq and Afghanistan the deadliest countries, the International Federation of Journalists said Friday. The IFJ said the figure, 19 less than in 2015, was for journalists killed in targeted attacks, bomb blasts or caught in the cross-fire. A further 29 died in plane crashes in Colombia and Russia. "Any decrease in violence against journalist and media personnel is always welcome but these figures...…