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RSF's 2015 Round-up: 54 journalists held hostage worldwide

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today publishing its annual worldwide round-up of journalists held hostage, imprisoned or missing. According to RSF's tally, 54 professional journalists – including one woman – are currently held hostage worldwide, a 35% increase on last year. It is no surprise that Syria is the country where non-state groups are holding the biggest number of journalists – 26. Islamic State alone is holding 18, mainly in Syria and Iraq. “A full-blown hostage industry has (...)

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