Journalist Deaths Reached Record in 2009

February 17, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ The Committee to Protect Journalists says that a record number of media workers were killed in 2009.

The single-worst massacre ever of journalists happened on Nov. 23 in the Philippines, where 29 were killed in a politically motivated attack. The organization also reported that Iran was the worst offender in terms of imprisonment, jailing more than 90 journalists. At least 23 are still being held.

In all, 70 journalists were killed because of their reporting and another 24 were killed, but the motive behind those 24 killings could not be confirmed.

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