Memorial Day of journalists who died in the performance of professional duties (15/12)

The Day of Remembrance of Journalists Who Died in the Line of Professional Duties is a memorable date that has been celebrated in Russia on December 15, since 1991, at the initiative of the Union of Journalists of Russia, to recall the contribution to the development of society made by journalists, whose profession has been and remains one of the most dangerous.

On this day, journalists who died in the line of professional and human duty are remembered. Relatives, friends and colleagues honor the memory of talented reporters, photographers, cameramen who died both in wartime in "hot spots" and in peacetime in the struggle for honest and up-to-date information.

Thus, in 2012, according to the International Press Institute (IPI), a record 119 journalists died in the world in recent years. Syria and Somalia turned out to be the most dangerous countries for the consecration of events.