Tuesday, April 3, 2007

International theme for WPFD 2007 – Save journalists

Are they becoming an endangered species? Well, in some parts of the world – YES!

According to the New York-based
Committee to Protect Journalist, 580 journalists were killed in the line of duty between January 1992 and August 2006. Journalists are the especially at risk in conflict areas – in Iraq, 37 journalists were killed since the beginning of 2006 – but the CPJ and Reporters Sans Frontiers have also documented threats to journalists in countries with democratic institutions in place.

Read more from the
Unesco site.

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