End of year reports differ but show sharp increase in journalists killed

December 21, 2012

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters without Borders (RSF) have just released their annual counts of killed journalists. Although their figures differ somewhat: 67 killed for CPJ and 88 for RSF, both organizations show a sharp increase in the number of killings.The main reason is Syrian where journalists are also directly targeted by the governemnt security services or jihadist fighters.

For more information:

CPJ report http://www.cpj.org/reports/2012/12/journalist-deaths-spike-in-2012-due-to-syria-somal.php

RSF report  http://en.rsf.org/2012-journalists-netizens-decimated-19-12-2012,43806.html

via Media and human rights: End of year: a sharp increase in the number of killed journalists.

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