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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Killed 66 Journalists Arrested During 2011 & 1044

Journalists are a risky profession. This year counted 66 journalists were killed in various parts of the world. Most victims were killed while doing coverage of the Arab revolution, crime in Mexico, and political issues in Pakistan.

As reported by Al Jazeera on Thursday (12.22.2011), the agency Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said, ten journalists were killed in Pakistan and most of them deliberately killed. Pakistan is one of the area dangerous for journalistic activities.

In the pro-democracy demonstrations that occurred in the Arab countries, the number of journalists to reach 20 people.

Another journalist arrested in 1044 this year and has doubled compared to the year 2010. Most of them caught while covering the revolution in the Arab countries as well as on the country demonstrations in Greece, Belarus, Uganda, Chile and the United States.

"From field to field Khudzar Tahrir in Pakistan, from Mogadishu to the cities in the Philippines, worked as a journalist when the risk of political instability is more highlighted than earlier in the year 2011," said RSF.

China and Iran is a country that did most of the detention of journalists. RSF said 10 locations that are considered the most dangerous for journalists is Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, where at least two journalists were killed in election violence, and field-Tahrir in Egypt, where journalists were attacked by supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak before he resigned in February.

Other points are dangerous is Deraa, Homs and Damascus in Syria, Field Changes in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and the rebel stronghold in Misrata Libya. Last year, 57 journalists were killed while carrying out their journalistic duties in the whole world.

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