14 journalists who died in line of duty in 2016 recognized

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) - The Newseum is adding the names of 14 journalists who died in the line of duty last year to its memorial.

The Washington museum is rededicating its Journalists Memorial on Monday. National Public Radio editorial director Michael Oreskes was scheduled to deliver the keynote remarks. NPR photojournalist David Gilkey was one of the 14 who died last year, killed in Afghanistan during a Taliban attack.

The Newseum is also blacking out its popular exhibit of front pages from around the world Monday as a way to raise awareness of the threats journalists face.

Four of those killed in 2016 were reporting from Syria. Other nations included Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Iraq, Libya, Mexico, Somalia and Ukraine.

The memorial bears the names of more than 2,300 journalists, dating to 1837.

© 2017 Associated Press


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