2014 was 'barbaric,' deadly year for journalists

December 16, 2014 3:40 PM

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2014 was 'barbaric,' deadly year for journalists

Sixty-six journalists were killed in 2014, 119 kidnapped, 853 arrested, 178 imprisoned and 1,846 threatened or attacked, Reporters Without Borders wrote in its annual report published Tuesday.

Although there were fewer journalists killed in 2014 than in 2013, the watchdog organization found that the publicized beheadings of journalists by Islamist militants in the Middle East "highlights an evolution in the nature of violence against journalists."

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