For the first time, the United States has made the list of most dangerous places to live according to the annual report of Reporters Without Borders.
Today’s world has become a daunting place for active journalists. The number of journalists that who lost their lives working to uncover the truth rose 15% in 2018. Totaling at least 63 professional journalists killed and the number rises if citizen journalists are included.
Regrettably, the United States has jumped significantly in the ranking to enter the top five most dangerous countries for journalists. This is largely due to the violent shooting that befell the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland where five employees were killed.
Reporters Without Borders list Afghanistan, Syria, Mexico and Yemen as the most dangerous countries while the U.S. is tied with India following them.