Organized crime gangs have murdered more than 30 journalists since the start of 2017, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) concluded in a new report. Twelve were killed in 2018 as a direct retaliation for their reporting. The actual numbers may be much higher, the authors warn. "The biggest danger for the investigative reporter nowadays is not necessarily the ruthless, bloodthirsty individuals who people this world," the report found. "Rather, in many countries, organized crime has established a kind of pact with the state, to the point that you cannot tell where one stops and the other begins."
Posted on: December 5, 2018