The number of journalist deaths worldwide rose nearly 50% in 2022 from previous year

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Yellow tape marks bullet holes on a tree and a portrait and flowers create a makeshift memorial, at the site where Palestinian-American Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the West Bank city of Jenin, May 19, 2022.

A total of 67 journalists died around the world in 2022, a watchdog group said, largely driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and civil unrest following the assassination of Haiti’s president.

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