Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It Is Dangerous To Be A Reporter In Today's World

Record Number Of Journalists Killed In 2009 -- New York Times

UNITED NATIONS — At least 71 journalists were killed across the globe in 2009, the Committee to Protect Journalists announced Tuesday, the largest annual toll in the 30 years the group has been keeping track.

Twenty-nine of those deaths came in a single, politically motivated massacre of reporters and others in the Philippines last November, the worst known episode for journalists, the committee said.

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More News On The Dangers Of Being A Reporter In Today's World

Number of journalists killed worldwide reaches record high in 2009 -- Jurist
Journalist deaths 'reach record level' in 2009 -- BBC
CPJ: 2009 Deadly, Dangerous Year for Journalists, Bloggers Worldwide -- Voice of America
Philippines deadliest place for reporters -- UPI
Horn of Africa's Poor Press Conditions Decried -- Voice of America
In African hot spots, journalists forced into exile -- Committee To Protect Journalists
Over 65 reporters face spying charges in Iran: rights group -- AFP
Watchdog: Iran arrested 90 journalists in 2009 -- AP
Half of world's jailed journalists were working online, says CPJ --

My Comment: No stats on how many bloggers have been killed or imprisoned. I will not be surprise if that figure is higher.

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