Reporters Without Borders has tallied 50 cases of journalists killed in connection with their work in 2020, similar to 2019 (when 53 journalists were killed), although fewer journalists worked in the field this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s figure brings the number of journalists killed over the past 10 years to 937 and confirms a trend that began in 2016 and has become more marked over the past two years: the number of journalists killed in war zones keeps on falling and it is now countries considered to be “at peace” that are proving to be the deadliest for journalists. In 2020, 84% of journalists killed were deliberately targeted, as opposed to 63% in 2019 with some murdered in a particularly gruesome manner, especially in Mexico and India, where journalists were beheaded, cut into pieces, or hacked to death with machetes.