A Deadly Year for Reporters

Published: Wednesday, 01/09/2008 12:00 am EST

Eighty-six journalists were killed around the world last year, according to Reporters Without Borders' annual Press Freedom Roundup released last week. Of those, 47 were reporters in Iraq, all of whom were locals except for one Russian. Somalia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were also identified in the report as countries that are deadly for journalists. In 2007, 887 journalists were arrested (with the highest numbers in China and Cuba), 67 were kidnapped and at least 2,676 websites were either shut down or suspended by government authorities worldwide.

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