In the first 10 months of 2018, 73 journalists and media workers have died — and not just in war zones. Threats to investigative reporters are increasing, with a number being arrested and jailed over the last year.
Viktoria Marinova is the most recent name on the list of murdered journalists for 2018. The International Federation of Journalists has named 73 journalists and media staff killed in the first 10 months of the year. Targeted and crossfire killings over the last year have been reported in Afghanistan, Brazil, Bulgaria, the Central African Republic, Colombia, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Liberia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestinian territory, Philippines, the Slovak Republic, Somalia, Syria, the US and Yemen.