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CPJ 2007 press release

Journalist Deaths Highest Since 1994

Iraq, Somalia drive the 2007 toll to 65

New York, January 2, 2008—Sixty-five journalists were killed in direct relation to their work in 2007, the highest death toll in more than a decade, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a year-end report. For the fifth straight year, Iraq was the world’s deadliest country for the press. Its 32 victims accounted for nearly half of the 2007 toll. Somalia was the second-deadliest country, with seven journalist deaths.

CPJ, founded in 1981, compiles and analyzes journalist deaths each year. The 2007 toll is second only to that of 1994, when 66 journalists were killed amid conflicts in Algeria, Bosnia, and Rwanda. CPJ is investigating another 23 journalist deaths in 2007 to determine whether they were work-related.

Consistent with previous years, about seven in 10 journalist deaths in 2007 were murders. Combat-related deaths and deaths in dangerous assignments accounted for the rest of the cases.

A list of journalists killed for their work in 2007, with reporting on each case, is available online. Also online are capsules for the cases that CPJ is still investigating, and capsules for media worker deaths.

CPJ is a New York–based, independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide. For more information, visit www.cpj.org.

by teru kuwayama at 2008-01-02 20:03:57 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) new york , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

“Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad.”—Diogenes

it seems, once again, we’ve proven how, not within a finger’s breadth, but we’ve already arrived, how deeply fucking mad we really are, our poor lost lot….

ironically though, it is still the reason why I havent given up on caring…bloody hell….those numbers, horrid as they are, dont begin to account for the suffering and loss and that’s why im not dwadling away or giving up on on my poor, deluded hope for something to come about….

that we must not forget, not only the journalists, but those amid the violence who do not even have a voice or organization counting their demise….

lest we forget….let us not forget

thanks Teru…

b

by [former member] | 02 Jan 2008 23:01 (ed. Jan 4 2008) | toronto, Canada | | Report spam→

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