On Monday the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) announced in Geneva that the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 1 500 journalists in 77 countries.
In May 2021 alone 200 deaths were recorded. The General Secretary of PEC, Blaise Lempen, stated that more than 6 journalists died per day in May and that the majority of the deaths were recorded in India where 95 journalists died a day.
Lempen stated: ‘Unfortunately, in developing countries, progress in immunization is insufficient for the pandemic to slow. Journalists remain a particularly exposed profession, on the front line, in the fight against the coronavirus’.
The majority of journalists who died from Covid 19 died in Latin America where there are 795 recorded deaths. PEC has published the names of the victims on: www.pressemblem.ch
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