Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

Rene Rossignaud / Associated Press Candles, notes and paper cuttings are seen next to the Love Monument in St. Julian, Malta, the day after the killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

BRUSSELS — At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year, while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed, the world’s biggest journalists’ organization says.