Pakistan deadliest nation for journalists

Reuters was one of several wire services and many news outlets from around the world who covered CPJ’s year-end analysis of killed journalists.

Reuters quotes CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon: “The deaths of at least eight journalists in Pakistan are a symptom of the pervasive violence that grips the country, much of it spilling over from neighboring Afghanistan. With the rise in suicide attacks, the greatest risk is simply covering the news. This is a deeply troubling and frankly untenable situation.”

At least 42 journalists were killed around the world in 2010, with Iraq, Mexico, and Honduras also ranking high for journalism-related fatalities, CPJ’s analysis found.

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