11 Worst Countries for Journalists in 2015

11. France

Score – 10

It’s not really fair to have France on this list since it fairs quite well on the press freedom index from Reporters Without Borders, ranking 38th. However, one sad event placed it here, namely the tragic attacks from the Charlie Hebdo newsroom when many journalists died for doing something they believed in, in a world that sometimes doesn’t understand what satire is.

Out of the 12 victims at the Charlie Hebdo newsroom, 9 were journalists – cartoonists, columnists, and editors. Others were wounded but survived the mass shooting run by the two brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi on January 7, 2015. Hopefully, something like this will not happen ever again.

11 Worst Countries for Journalists in 2015

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