Deadliest year for journalists


More journalists were killed doing their job in 2012 than in any year since monitoring started 17 years ago, with Syria and Somalia seeing a particularly heavy toll, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has said.

Some 88 journalists were killed, a third more than last year, as security forces in various conflict zones cracked down on citizen journalists documenting their activities, the Paris-based rights group said.

The high number of killings is mainly due to the conflict in Syria and Somalia and Taliban violence in Pakistan, said RSF’s chief.

– (Reuters)