110 Journalists Killed in DR Congo Since January 2021

Independent, non partisan non-profit organization, Journalist En Danger (JED), has alleged 110 journos have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the beginning of this year.

In its report entitled “Bad times for the press in the DRC” released on November 2 which corresponds to the International Day against Impunity and Crimes against Journalists, the organization revealed that these attacks were directed to both journalists and even media organizations in DRC.

The organization has therefore called on Kinshasa to identify the perpetrators so that they can be brought to justice.

According to the organization, more than half of the cases of press freedom violations concern the physical safety of journalists, and are made up of threats that sometimes result in assassinations; physical attacks and journalists forced to live in hiding, far from their homes and families to escape death.

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They also allege that some of the threats come from the militiamen and political militants.

Of the 110 cases of press freedom violations reported throughout the country, 48 cases were reported in the east of the country, including 25 cases in the two provinces under siege, namely North Kivu and Ituri.

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