Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reporters Without Borders: 2012 is deadliest year on record for journalists

This year has been the deadliest for journalists in the field since monitoring began 17 years ago, according to an annual report released Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders.

Eighty-eight journalists lost their lives while reporting in the middle of wars and bombings, or were killed on orders by corrupt governments, organized crime tied to drug trafficking and by Islamist militias, the report said.

This is a 33% rise in journalist deaths since just last year.