Press Death Watch
News: “VIENNA, Nov 21, 2012—A total of 119 journalists have been killed so far this year as a consequence of their work, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch. This is the highest figure since IPI started systematically keeping track of journalists’ killings around the world in 1997.”
“Journalists endure hardships, danger, give their lives.… so that free people may know the truth as best we can find it. We owe them so much.”
—Louis D. Boccardi, former president, The Associated Press, 1996
“It is deeply disturbing that in spite of a clear increase in international efforts to stop attacks against journalists, this year’s death toll is the highest on IPI record. The killing of a journalist is the ultimate, most callous, chilling form of censorship. Unless we are able to roll back the cynical tide of impunity, these killings will continue.”
—Anthony Mills, deputy director, International Press Institute, 2012 URL
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