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63 journalists killed in 2005

January 5 2006

In 2005, according to Reporters Without Borders, the world had been killed 63 journalists.

The most dangerous country for reporters is Iraq: in 2005. 24 journalists were killed there. "Second" place belongs to the Philippines, where over the past year, seven journalists were killed. In Iraq, for 2,5 years of war have killed more journalists than for all 20 years of armed conflict in Vietnam. This is stated in the report of the international organization Reporters Without Borders. It notes that since March 2003. When the United States and its allies began a military operation to removal of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq killed 76 journalists and their assistants.

Meanwhile, in Vietnam from 1955 to 1975. were killed by a reporter in 1963. In Yugoslavia during the war in 1991 and 1995. killed 49 journalists and 57 media representatives and 20 of their assistants were killed during the Civil War, 1993-1996 he. in Algeria. Superiority in the number of imprisoned journalists given to China. As of January 1, 2006. In Chinese prisons are 32 journalists. Followed by Cuba and Venezuela, reports AP.

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