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IFJ: 66 media staff lost their lives this year

BRUSSELS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Sixty-six journalists and media staff have lost their lives when carrying out their duties since the start of 2016, the International Federation of Journalists, IFJ, reported Thursday.
But the worst statistic yet is on impunity for these levels of violence with only one out of 10 killings of media professionals is investigated, said the Brussels-based media body in a press release Impunity not only endangers journalists' lives, it imperils democracy and compromises hopes for peace and development, it noted.
To mark 2016 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the IFJ will organise a conference on 7 November in Brussels entitled "Turning words into action". (end) nk.ibi