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127 Journalists Die of COVID-19


According to figures from the Press Icon Campaign (PEC) based in Geneva, Switzerland, about two-thirds of the 127 journalists died of Covid-19 on duty.

Press officers played an important role in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic. They are the information force about the spread of disease. 

Recently, the Press Icon Campaign (PEC) has recorded 127 journalists who died from Covid-19 between March 1 and May 31 worldwide and about two third of them died while on duty.

Blaise Lempen, Secretary-General of PEC, said the figures were based on gathering from multiple sources - from national journalists' associations, local media and journalists holding the Campaign Icon Press around the world.

Peru is the country with the highest number of reporters dead from Covid-19 with 15. Brazil and Mexico have 13 victims, the US has 12 journalists, Russia and the UK have 5 each.

Founded in June 2004 by a group of international journalists, the PEC organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a non-governmental organization, with the aim of strengthening legal and safety protection, for journalists in conflict areas, civil unrest areas or when performing dangerous missions.

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