61 journalists killed on duty in 2014

Sixty-one journalists were killed while carrying out their work in 2014, according to the United Nations.

World Press Freedom Day on Sunday is celebrating the contribution of media workers to promoting free speech and democracy.

As conflicts rage around the world journalists, editors and publishers are increasingly experiencing harassment and sometimes even deadly attacks.

Maher Nasser is the Director of the Outreach Division in the UN Department of Public Information.

Cathrine Hasselberg asked him why this day of celebration and remembrance is important.

Duration: 3'29"

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