Datawatch: Journalists killed at four-year high due to war in Ukraine

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At least 67 journalists and media advocates were killed worldwide last year, the highest number since 2018, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The war in Ukraine played a big role: 15 journalists were killed in the country, the most among the nations. tracked by the committee.

Mexico has registered almost as many murders as Ukraine: 13, the highest number in a single year for the Latin American nation, highlighting the dangers of issues such as corruption and gang violence.

In Haiti, which recorded the third-highest number of murders last year, journalists reporting on gang violence and civil unrest following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in 2021 experienced an “alarming increase in violent attacks,” the commission said.

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Between 2000 and 2021, a total of 1,689 journalists and media supporters were killed worldwide. Most of the murders – 282 – took place in Iraq. Many deaths were also recorded in Syria, the Philippines and Mexico.

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According to research by Artsy, the online art marketplace, the global art market returned to pre-pandemic price levels last year, with contemporary works by women recording the biggest increase.

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The median price of an existing work by a female artist increased 663 percent, from $48,000 for works sold between 2019 and 2021 to $738,000 in 2022. The median price of works by male artists increased 332 percent, from $17,000 to $323,000.

Anna Weyant: “Party Women” It sold for $1.6 million, up from its previous 2021 asking price of $37,800.

The biggest price increase was the Splice Structure (7) by Rachel Jones which sold for $1.2 million, a 6,157 percent increase from its previous 2021 sale price of $19,000.

Justine Williams

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The number of fatalities per 100 million miles traveled in the United States was 1.46 in 2020, up from 1.58 two decades ago.

Although this is significantly less than in the last century, the number of fatalities has risen year by year to the highest level since 2007.

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In 1923, the first year in the data set collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).the ratio was more than 21.

However, according to separate data from the World Bank, the opposite is true in low-income countries. Deaths from road injuries per 100,000 people have increased from 27 to 28 in the last decade.

Dan Clark

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A recent survey in the United States found that one in five teenagers say they use YouTube “almost constantly,” and three-quarters use it daily. Pew Research Center.

TikTok is also popular, with just under half saying they use it at least several times a day.

Facebook is used at a much lower rate, with more than two-thirds of teens saying they never use it. This is a shift from 2015, when Facebook was the most used; then 71 percent said they use the platform regularly.

Dan Clark

Bar chart of the % change in the global number of people living in poverty year-on-year, showing the increase in poverty

According to World Bank forecasts, the number of people living in extreme poverty rose sharply in 2020 – the first increase since 1998.

According to the Bank’s estimates, the number of people worldwide living in extreme poverty – meaning an income of less than $2.15 a day in 2017 prices – increased by 11 percent to 719 million.

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The rise was due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, as the disruption of economic activity slowed growth worldwide.

Prior to this, the number of people living in extreme poverty decreased from 1.86 billion in 1998 to 648 million in 2019.

Until the outbreak of the epidemic, the long-term decline is expected to continue. Still, the world is not on track to meet the World Bank’s goal of a 3 percent global poverty rate by 2030.

According to the bank’s forecast, the impact of the epidemic, as well as food price inflation due to the war in Ukraine, means that the extreme poverty rate will be 6.8 percent by 2030, equivalent to 574 million people.

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