Reporters 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
Link found via Jackfruity. Picture courtesy World Press Freedom Day