New York, December 8, 2008--The convicted murderer of Mozambique's foremost investigative
journalist, Carlos Cardoso,
escaped from his high-security cell in on Sunday morning, local journalists
told CPJ. This is the third time the assassin Anibal dos Santos Jr., commonly
referred to as Anibalzinho, has escaped prison in
Doha, Qatar, Monday, May 23, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists has analyzed the deaths of journalists across the world for many years, producing two recent reports that highlight alarming trends in the circumstances, locations, and motives.
At least 339 journalists were killed on duty between 1995 and 2004, according to CPJ research compiled in January. But the vast majority did not die on any battlefield, or while covering a dangerous assignment. They were murdered in cold blood, in reprisal for their work or to prevent them from doing their jobs.