World Association of Newspapers Reports 2008 Murder Toll for Journos

Editor & Publisher, February 13, 2009 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

World Association of Newspapers Reports 2008 Murder Toll for Journos


In 2008, 70 journalists and media workers were killed because of their profession, a decrease from 2007 as the assassination toll in Iraq declined, the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) says.

Iraq remained the single most dangerous nation for journalists to work, with 14 murdered in 2008. That's down from 44 in 2007 as security improved and sectarian violence eased. "Nevertheless, journalists continue to face incredible danger in Iraq -- targeted shootings, roadside bombs and kidnap-murders all contributed to the death toll in 2008," WAN said.

India, which had no journalists killed in 2007, shared with Pakistan second place for the most number of murdered journalists. Both had seven violent deaths.

Six journalists were killed in the Philippines, and five journalists werekilled in Mexico, where warring drug trafficking cartels target journalists who dare report on organized crime.

WAN said the 2008 death toll compares with 95 killed in 2007; 110 in 2006; 58 in 2005, and 72 in 2004. So far this year, nine journalists have already been killed.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

World Association of Newspapers Reports 2008 Murder Toll for Journos
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?