Neither Mexico nor the United States were. His Oct. 2 death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has led to tremors on the global political scene around allegations that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved.
Following the death of Jamal Khashoggi, there was a lot of pressure on WWE to cancel Crown Jewel, or move the event to a different location, but ultimately the company made a decision to keep the show in Saudi Arabia.
The United States was ranked as one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists to work in, placing it next to countries like Syria and Afghanistan as the most risky for reporters, according to NBC News. Some died from suicide bombers whose actions were claimed by the militant group Islamic State.
Overall, some 53 journalists died on the job worldwide from January 1 through December 14 - including those killed inadvertently in combat or on other unsafe assignments - a 13 percent increase from 47 deaths in 2017, said CPJ, a US nonprofit that promotes press freedom. Another reporter, Mario Leonel Gómez Sánchez, was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle "the day after members of the Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists announced that the government was yet again cutting back funding for protection".More news: US Fed raises interest rates, signals more hikes ahead
The spike includes the deadliest attack on the USA media in recent history, when a gunman who had filed a failed defamation lawsuit against the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland killed four journalists and a sales associate in June. It was the deadliest attack on a media outlet in the U.S. in modern history. The man had lost a defamation case against the newspaper. Two North Carolina journalists were killed by a falling tree while covering a hurricane.
"Changes in technology...have allowed more people to practice journalism", the committee said.
Time magazine last week recognized jailed and killed journalists as its "person of the year", including Khashoggi, Maria Ressa imprisoned in the Philippines, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo imprisoned in Myanmar, and staff at the Capital Gazette. By name, they included Khashoggi and workers at the Maryland newspaper.
Reporters Without Borders introduced its report as a "round-up of abusive treatment and deadly violence against journalists" in which pains are taken to distinguish between "journalists who were deliberately targeted and those who were killed while reporting in the field".More news: Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham extend Belgian defender's deal
The committee said that at least four journalists were murdered in Mexico, two in Brazil and two Palestinian journalists were killed by Israeli soldiers during protests in the Gaza Strip.
In Syria and Yemen, two of the worst civil-war decimated countries, the fewest journalists were killed since 2011. Three were killed in Yemen.
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