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Media Watchdog Groups Say 2004 Was One Of The Deadliest Years For Journalists

Media watchdog groups say up to 78 journalists worldwide died while doing their jobs in 2004, making it one of the deadliest years for reporters in the last decade. While many were killed in the line of fire covering wars and other conflicts, others were deliberately singled out for their work. The world’s top media watchdog groups have taken tallies of journalists killed last year. The figures vary, but all agree that 2004 was a particularly dangerous year to be a reporter. The latest report came yesterday from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. It says 56 journalists died last year while covering the news. The committee says they were killed either because of where they were working, such as in Iraq, or because of their work, like Paul Klebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of the U.S. business magazine “Forbes,” who was gunned down in Moscow in July. Full Story

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