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150 journalists killed in worst year on record: IFJ

A total of 150 journalists were killed in 2005 — the worst year on record — with Iraq and the Philippines topping the list of the world’s most dangerous countries, a media watchdog said. The journalists died in wars, assassinations, natural disasters and accidents in an increasingly dangerous profession, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said in its annual report. Of the total, 89 were killed “in the line of duty” — many singled out for assassination by political extremists, paramilitary forces or criminals, the report said. Full Story

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