|Journalists assaulted in 2021||139|
|Journalists assaulted in 2020||435|
|Journalists assaulted in 2019||41|
|Journalists assaulted in 2018||41|
|Journalists assaulted in 2017||48|
|Journalists assaulted, pending pre-2017||1|
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Journalists who face physical violence, either as the result of a targeted attack by a public or private individual or in the course of their work. If a journalist is hit by rubber bullets or bean bag rounds, it will be counted in this category.
Damage to equipment is counted in a separate "Equipment Damage" category, but may be also listed in this Physical Attack category if the damage occurs with an attack.
Journalists affected by tear gas, pepper spray, or other mass riot control agents will be counted if the individual suffers serious injury or appears to have been specifically targeted. Incidents that fall outside these parameters and in which multiple journalists were affected by riot control agents may be counted in the “Other” category.