52 Journalists Died At Work This Year

The International Press Institute has released some sobering numbers: In 2010 so far, 52 journalists have died while on the job or targeted because of their job. And while you’d think the Middle East would lead the list because of the various wars, it’s actually at the bottom, with only two deaths.

The fatalities list is as follows:
– The Americas: 20
– Asia: 18
– Africa: 8
– Middle East: 2
– Europe: 2

“Journalists continue to systematically lose their lives to conflict, militants, paid thugs, governments, drug dealers, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous security officers, and others,” the group’s interim director, Alison Bethel McKenzie said.”

Article from AP

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