A sad landmark for CPJ: 1,000 journalists killed
When Mick Deane was killed in Egypt on August 14, he became
journalist documented by CPJ as having died in direct relation to his work.
Some died in the crossfire of combat or civil unrest, but most were targeted
for murder. In 1992, CPJ began keeping detailed accounts of journalist
killings, which are preserved in our website database.
The Huffington Post marked the grim milestone by publishing
piece profiling CPJ's work. CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon is cited as
saying, "We're able to use that data to draw some conclusions about how
the threats to journalists are changing, and ultimately how violence is
impeding the flow of information about the world at a time when it's become