Friday, December 31, 2010

Over 100 Journalists Killed This Year Covering Wars And Conflicts

2010 Journalist Deaths At 105 — PEC Report 2010 -- Eurasia Review

The Swiss NGO Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) denounced on Monday the death of 105 journalists in 33 countries during 2010.

According to the PEC report, some 529 journalists were killed over a period of 5 years, 2 per week on average.

However, 2010 was better than 2009 which witnessed the killing of 122 journalists, and this high tally resulted from the unprecedented massacre of journalists in the Philippines. But the 2010 figure of 105 journalists killed is still higher than that of 2008, which stood at 91.

Read more ....

Update: More Than 100 Journalists Killed in 2010 -- Voice of America

My Comment: Here I am .... griping and complaining for the past week on how sick I have been with the flu .... and then I read this report. Puts everything into perspective


Unknown said...

back in the day being a journalist was a safe job! today i'll take my chances in the army! at least i'll be armed! journalists they only carry cameras and the only shots they take are those of a moment, they are both brave and stupid to think that noone would harm them!

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