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Hatred whipped up by "unscrupulous politicians" has contributed to the shocking rise in the number of journalists that have been murdered in 2018, a media watchdog said Tuesday. Eighty journalists have been killed worldwide so far this year -- most notably the Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi -- with 348 in jail and 60 more held hostage, according to figures from Reporters Without Borders (RSF).Afghanistan was the most dangerous country for journalists, with 15 killed including AFP's Shah Marai, followed by Syria with 11 deaths and Mexico with nine.Over half of the journalists killed were deliberately targeted, while the other 31 were caught in violence.With 33 journalists behind bars, it has more professional reporters incarcerated than any other country despite a fall in the number in prison.
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