Algeria

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Journalist Deaths Highest Since 1994

Iraq, Somalia drive the 2007 toll to 65

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Journalists killed in 2007

Journalist Deaths Hit Decade Peak Half in Iraq; record number in Somalia

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127 journalists in prison as of December 1, 2007

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist.

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Journalists killed in 2006

Majority are murdered; worldwide death toll rises

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Deadly News

By Mathew HansenHundreds 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

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Drawing Fire

By Ivan KarakashianA Yemeni editor’s decision to reprint cartoons of Muhammad sparks government reprisals. Other cases abound.

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Journalists killed in 2005

Death toll is 47 worldwide; Iraq becomes deadliest recent conflict

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Journalists in prison, 2004

Around the world, 122 journalists were in prison at the end of 2004 for practicing their profession, 16 fewer than the year before. International advocacy campaigns, including those waged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, helped win the early release of a number of imprisoned journalists, notably six independent writers and reporters in Cuba.

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Journalists who disappeared

CPJ research indicates that the following journalists have disappeared while doing their work. Although some of them are feared dead, no bodies have been found, and they are therefore not classified as “Killed.” If a journalist disappeared after being held in government custody, CPJ classifies him or her as “Imprisoned” as a way to hold…

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On Assignment: Covering Conflicts Safely

Guide for reporting in hazardous situations.

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