News: RSF's 2007 Press Freedom Overview: 86 journalists killed

Picture courtesy World Press Freedom DayReporters without Borders (RSF) published their 2007 Press Freedom Roundup.

It seems journalists had even a rougher time than aidworkers, in 2007:
86 journalists were killed around the world last year, a sad figure steadily rising since 2002 - from 25 to 86 (+ 244%). This is the highest casualty rate since 1994, when 103 journalists were killed, nearly half of them in the Rwanda genocide, about 20 in Algeria’s civil war and a dozen in the former Yugoslavia. More than half those killed in 2007 died in Iraq.

Some sad statistics:

  • 86 journalists and 20 media assistants were killed
  • 887 arrested
  • 1,511 physically attacked or threatened
  • 67 journalists kidnapped

And more on press freedom itself:

  • 528 media outlets censored
  • 37 bloggers were arrested
  • 21 bloggers physically attacked
  • 2,676 websites shut down or suspended
Check out also their 'Press Freedom Predators'

Link found via Jackfruity. Picture courtesy World Press Freedom Day


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