66 journalists killed in year of 'barbaric' attacks: report

66 journalists killed in year of 'barbaric' attacks: report
File photo of relatives mourning victims of a massacre who included journalists in the Philippines.

PARIS - Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, in a year when violence against the media took centre stage.

A total of 66 reporters were killed in connection to their work in the past year - a slight drop from 71 in 2013 - but kidnappings soared to 119 due to conflicts in Ukraine, Libya and the Middle East, the report said.

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