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Philippines, Somalia fuel record death toll

CPJ survey finds at least 68 journalists killed in 2009

Family members of journalists killed in the Maguindanao massacre. (Reuters)

New York, December 17, 2009—At least 68 journalists worldwide were killed for their work in 2009, the highest yearly tally ever documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the organization said in its year-end analysis. The record toll was driven in large part by the election-related slaughter of more than 30 media workers in the Philippine province of Maguindanao, the deadliest event for the press in CPJ history.

Dangerous Assignments   |   Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Iraq, Ireland, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Turkey

Deadly News

By Mathew Hansen

Hundreds of journalists have been killed over 15 years, many on the orders of government officials. Few cases are ever solved. In the Fall/Winter 2006 edition of Dangerous Assignments

Dangerous Assignments   |   Afghanistan, El Salvador, India, Iraq, Journalist Assistance, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia

Under Stress

News organizations step up help for journalists who encounter trauma.
May 12, 2005 12:00 AM ET

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Dangerous Assignments   |   El Salvador, Kosovo, Rwanda, Yugoslavia

Civility by Decree

When is official control of the press necessary? Never, say U.S. press freedom advocates. But in Kosovo, many local journalists support a new regulatory board designed to censor hate speech.
December 1, 1999 8:17 PM ET

Dangerous Assignments   |   El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico

Speaking Out: Postwar Journalism in Guatemala and El Salvador

Guatemala and El Salvador have both emerged from bloody civil wars fought between conservative central governments and leftist insurgents. And in both countries, the press is beginning to show signs of independence.
August 11, 1999 8:17 PM ET

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