At least 27 journalists were killed due to their work in 2021, with India and Mexico topping the list of countries with the most media worker deaths, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ final data for the year. Of the total, 21 were singled out for murder in retaliation for their reporting. Four more were killed while reporting from conflict zones, and two others were killed covering protests or street clashes that turned deadly. (Photo: Reuters/Anushree Fadnavis)
Haiti On January 6, 2022, suspected gang members shot and killed Haitian journalists John Wesley Amady and Wilguens Louis-Saint while they were reporting on the lack of security in Laboule 12, an area disputed by gangs in the Port-au-Prince commune of Pétion-Ville.
The journalists were walking in the area when unidentified attackers suddenly opened fire. Amady and Louis-Saint were captured by gang members and then shot and killed.
Amady was on assignment for the Montreal-based broadcaster Radio Écoute FM.