December 21, 2012

2012: A Deadly Year for Journalists

Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen

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Around the world this year, 88 journalists were killed, six “fixers” were killed, 47 "citizen journalists" were killed, 879 journalists were arrested, 1,993 journalists were threatened or attacked, 38 journalists were kidnapped, 73 journalists were forced to flee their countries, and 144 bloggers were killed.

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TAGGED: Journalism, Middle East, Afghanistan, Syria


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