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1,000 deaths: Journalists who gave their lives

The following is a CPJ Blog post by Shazdeh Omari, CPJ Deputy Editor.

When Mick Deane was killed in Egypt on Wednesday 14 August 2013, he became the 1,000th journalist documented by CPJ as having died in direct relation to his work. The photos CPJ posted, a sampling of those who have died over the past 21 years, serve as a powerful reminder of the cost of critical, independent journalism.

These reporters, photographers, producers, and editors are from all over the world. Some died in the crossfire of combat or civil unrest, but most were targeted for murder. Their deaths are tragic, but their lives spent confronting the powerful and taking unpopular positions are an inspiration. In 1992, CPJ began keeping detailed accounts of journalist deaths, which are preserved in our website database.

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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