MORE THAN 100 JOURNALISTS KILLED SO FAR IN 2007, SAYS WAN
So far, 106 media workers have been killed this year, 45 of them in Iraq. The next deadliest countries for journalists were Somalia, where eight died while on duty this year, and Pakistan, with seven journalists killed. The 2007 death toll is fast approaching the 110 deaths recorded last year, says WAN.
WAN's report goes region by region to explain the deteriorating press freedom situation, from journalists in Latin America being targeted for exposing corruption and drug trafficking, to harsh criminal defamation laws in Africa that are putting reporters at risk. Read the full report at: http://www.wan-press.org/article15513.html
The list of media workers killed, with details about their cases, can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/2ocato
(20 November 2007)