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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Death Toll

In just the last 25 years, the deaths have been confirmed of 2297 journalists and other media staff, who have been killed for nothing more than trying to keep the world informed about the state of a war.  Or for writing about a revolution.  Or for exposing crime and corruption.

Their killers continue to act with impunity, according to a new report by the International Federation of Journalists.

In 1990 the toll was 40.  Since then, it has always exceeded a hundred each year.

"The last ten years were the most dangerous," said the General Secretary of the organization, Anthony Bellanger.

In Afghanistan, more journalists have been killed by unfriendly fire than American soldiers.

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