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Deadliest Countries for Journalists

Each year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) publishes a list of journalists killed while on assignment. The following list does not include those who were killed in accidents, such as car or plane crashes, unless the accident was caused by hostile action. The following statistics indicate where the most deaths occurred from 1992 through Jan. 15, 2014.

Country Number
of deaths,
1992–Jan. 15, 2014
Iraq 166
Syria 79
Philippines 77
Algeria 60
Russia 56
Somalia 56
Pakistan 56
Colombia 45
India 34
Mexico 31
Brazil 30
Afghanistan 27
Turkey 20
Sri Lanka 19
Bosnia 19
Rwanda 17
Tajikistan 17
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory 16
Sierra Leone 16
Bangladesh 15
Circumstances: murder: 66%; crossfire in war: 21%; reporting in other dangerous circumstances: 13%. Job of victim: 25% Broadcast reporter, 15% Camera Operator, 9% Columnist / Commentator, 15% Editor, 10% Photographer, 4% Internet reporter/writer, 28% Print reporter/writer, 5% Producer, 4% Publisher/Owner, 2% Technician.
Source: The Committee to Protect Journalists, www.cpj.org.

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