At least 28 journalists have been killed in Iraq in 2015

Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq says 28 journalists have been killed in country within 2015

Photo by: Reuters (Archive)
Photo by: Reuters (Archive)

A woman reporter runs with a rebel fighter to avoid snipers at the frontline against DAESH in Aleppo's northern countryside, Syria, October 10, 2014

28 journalists were killed in Iraq in 2015, the Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq said in a recent report.

The association said 17 of the victims were killed by the terrorist group DAESH.

Another 25 journalists were injured while during military operations while the fate of four remains unknown.

The report documented 180 cases of violations against journalists in Iraq, including death threats, arrest, detention, beating and prevention from coverage.

Fourteen journalists were killed in 2014 by DAESH and other unidentified groups, according to the Iraqi Journalists Union.

“Journalism in Iraq continues to be a risky career,” the union said.

On Tuesday, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual roundup that a total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, while many have died in conflict zones, most of them have been killed in supposedly "peaceful" countries.

The Paris-based watchdog group said that 67 of them were killed on the job and defined war-torn Iraq and Syria as being the most dangerous places for journalists.

TRTWorld and agencies