This comprehensive analysis of journalists killed between 1992 and 2001 draws attention to the risks that the media take to report the news and highlights a disturbing global trend: Of the 389 journalists killed on the job, only 62, or 16 percent, died in cross fire, while 298, or 77 percent, were murdered in reprisal for their reporting.
|Moreover, CPJ has recorded only 20 cases in which the person or persons responsible for a journalist's murder have been arrested and prosecuted. That means that in 95 percent of the cases, those who murder journalists do so without suffering any consequences.|
"Journalists in many countries are working without the protection of the law, and they're being murdered as a result," said CPJ executive director Ann Cooper. "These journalists are not forgotten, and we must continue to demand justice."
In addition to the list of journalists killed, CPJ has also released an analysis of the newly revised research:
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