More than 50 journalists were killed in the world since the beginning of the year

© Fotolia / lenetsnikolaiРабочий the Desk of a journalist. Archival photoMore than 50 journalists were killed in the world since the beginning of the year© Fotolia / lenetsnikolai

From the beginning of 2017 all in the world has killed 58 journalists, two of them were citizens of Russia, said the Secretary-General of the International Federation of journalists Anthony Bellange at the XII Congress of the Russian Union of journalists on Saturday.

«From the beginning of 2017, it killed 58 journalists, two of whom are Russian. It was opened only one investigation against 10 journalists killed. It is very small, this is a big problem,» said the Bellange.

He noted that the international Federation of journalists has compiled a bill on the safety of journalists, and appealed to the UN and to the leadership of the most influential countries, including Russia, for support.

The Bellange also noted that another challenge his organization considers violence against women journalists was held on «big investigation». According to him, the results show that while working women journalists are often exposed to both sexual and psychological violence, «violence in verbal form, the» invalid «touch».

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