At least 71 journalist died all over the world, doing his work for the 1st half of 2015, which is 7% higher than the value for the same period in 2014, according to a report from an independent organization Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) with headquarters in Geneva, which deals with security issues correspondents.
at least 40 correspondents lost his life in France, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iraq and Ukraine in the result of terrorist acts or while covering clashes. Thirty correspondents have become victims of criminal offences committed outside the conflict zones.
The largest number of reporters killed in the middle East and North Africa over the last six months the number was 23. Then followed by Latin America (17) and Europe (13).
Among the most dangerous countries for reporters turned out to be the Iraq and France, where early in the year, the terrorists shot the employees of the satirical magazine. In these parts have lost their lives eight correspondents. According to estimates of the organization, Ukraine was on the 3rd place, the number of victims Among the correspondents there to four.
Deaths correspondents during the execution of its work in Russia in the report is not marked.