Thursday, December 24, 2009

Record Number of Journalist Deaths in 2009

Reuters reports that 2009 saw a record number of journalist deaths around the world. I thought this passage was particularly interesting:
"This has been a year of unprecedented devastation for the world's media, but the violence also confirms long-term trends," said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon. "Most victims were local reporters covering news in their own communities.

"The perpetrators assumed, based on precedent, that they would never be punished. Whether the killings are in Iraq or the Philippines, in Russia or Mexico, changing this assumption is the key to reducing the death toll," he said.

No comments: