'We work under siege': the journalists who risk death for doing their jobs

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In at least a dozen countries worldwide, the sword is proving mightier than the pen

Fewer journalists have been killed this year than in the recent past. The global death toll in 2017 stands at 54, down on the 79 killed last year and on course to be the least bloody year for a decade.

Of those 54, at least 34 killings have been confirmed as having a “journalistic motivation”. But the numbers tell only half the story.

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