Threats Against Environmental Journalists on the Rise: Unesco Report Findings

Washington, DC – On World Press Freedom Day 2024, a Unesco joint research study conducted over 15 years revealed alarming statistics of violence and intimidation targeting environmental journalists. The findings indicated that more than 70% of environmental journalists have encountered attacks for their work since 2009, with 749 journalists facing violence and intimidation in the last decade alone, including 44 reported murders. The research, carried out by Unesco in partnership with the International Federation of …

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