At least 60 journalists around the world were killed on the job in 2014, including an unusually high proportion of international correspondents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual report Tuesday.
The last three years have been the deadliest for journalists since the New York-based watchdog group started compiling records in 1992.
This year’s toll marked a drop from 2013, when at least 70 journalists were killed. CPJ is investigating 18 more deaths 2014 to determine if they were work-related.
Almost half of those killed this year died in the Middle East, and nearly 40% were deliberately targeted, the