'2015 has been a deadly year for journalists globally'
Reporters Without Borders has called on the UN to appoint a representative to promote the safety of journos.
CAPE TOWN - Reporters Without Borders says 110 journalists have been killed across the world - a considerable jump up from last year's 66.
Sixty-seven journalists were killed while working, while 43 died under 'unclear circumstances'.
Two-thirds of the journalists died in non-conflict zones compared to last year when most of the 66 reporters were killed in war zones.
One of the more high-profile incidents was the attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo publication in Paris, where 12 people were gunned down.
Reporters Without Borders has called on the United Nations to appoint a special representative to promote the safety of journalists.