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'Iraq, Syria most dangerous countries for journalists'

More than 100 journalists have been killed globally this year, most of them in the line of duty.

FILE: About 67 journalists ahev been killed in non-conflict zones. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says Iraq and Syria are the most dangerous countries for journalists to work in.

At least 21 reporters died in these countries this year alone.

More than 100 journalists have been killed globally this year, most of them in the line of duty.

The number of journalists killed around the world has risen to 110 in 2015, up from 66 last year.

About 67 journalists were killed in non-conflict zones.

In a report by the NGO, India was singled out after nine journalists were killed in the country this year.

Some of them were investigating organised crime rings and alleged corrupt politicians.

The RSF has asked the United Nations to appoint a representative to promote the safety of journalists.