The United States has turned into one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.
The US ranked fifth, along with India, as one of the deadliest countries for journalists behind Afghanistan, Syria, Mexico, Yemen and India, respectively in the same order, The Hill on Tuesday cited a Paris-based media watchdog as saying.
International monitoring organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual report for 2018 that it is the first time that the US has been listed among the most lethal countries for journalists.
“The world’s five deadliest countries for journalists include three – India, Mexico, and for the first time the United States where journalists were killed in cold blood although these countries were not at war or in conflict,” the report noted.
It said six journalists were killed in the US this year — four were killed in June after a shooting in Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper and two…