Record 70 Journalist Deaths in 2009

The Committee to Protect Journalists has announced that 2009 was the worst year on record for journalists’ deaths:

Some 150 journalists are currently in jail, including 60 in Iran where the CJP says the authorities have in effect criminalised .

The group said online journalists were particularly vulnerable to repression… As in the previous 10 years, China remained the world’s worst jailer of journalists – with 24 being held… Speaking at a news conference at the UN, CPJ officials said international pressure was still the most effective way to combat both government repression and impunity for non-state players who attacked journalists, the BBC’s Barbara Plett reports from the United Nations headquarters in New York.

The growth of new media – such as blogs and social networking sites – had created new opportunities fight repression and censorship, they said.

But CPJ officials warned that states like China and Tunisia can sabotage such technologies and turn them against journalists.


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