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31 journalists killed in three months

2012-04-02 22:34

Geneva - The number of journalists killed while doing their job in the first three months of the year reached 31, up 50% from 21 deaths a year ago, media watchdog Press Emblem Campaign said on Monday.

In strife-torn Syria, nine journalists lost their lives during the period, including famed American war correspondent Marie Colvin.

Brazil was also turning out to be dangerous for media workers this year, with five journalists killed in the three months.

Three journalists lost their lives in Somalia, while two each perished in India, Bolivia and Nigeria.

In the whole of 2011, 107 journalists were killed.

Comments
  • Koos - 2012-04-02 23:35

    Nearly as bad as rhino. Farmers getting a break?

  • Chris - 2012-04-03 09:18

    31 killed allover the world and its a crisis!!double that in one country with farm murders and not a word is said!!!wake up,farm murders is a crisis in south Africa!!!

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-04-03 12:09

      Off course NO death, is worse than any other. But we must remember, that journalists, especially the ones who go into war zones , risk their lives, every single day and nite, they are there. The ones who like to be informed of what's happening on the ,ground, owe these professionals , big time !!!

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