Monday, 31 December 2012 20:49

This year was ‘deadliest year’ for journalists

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2012 was the “deadliest year for journalists”, said the International Press Institute on Monday, with the highest number of deaths recorded since the media watchdog began its annual tally.

The year had “been marked by an appalling and disturbing truth: an unprecedented 132 journalists were killed in the line of duty or as a consequence of their reporting in 2012″, the IPI said in a statement posted to its website.

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