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This week the Committee to Protect Journalists released a report that revealed that 53 journalists have died as a result of dangerous work this year. This is the rise from the 2017 figures, which totalled  47 journalist deaths related to their work.

The report found that the deadliest country for journalists this year has been Afghanistan. Thirteen journalists were killed, some in back-to-back blasts staged by suicide bombers and claimed by the militant Islamic State group.