By Danny O'Brien/CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator
This week, CPJ published its year-end analysis of
work-related fatalities among journalists. Six of the 42 victims worked online.
While you can read the full statistics and our special report elsewhere, I want to highlight
the stories of these six journalists who worked on the Web.
At least 42 journalists are killed in 2010
as two trends emerge. Suicide attacks and violent street protests cause an
unusually high proportion of deaths. And online journalists are increasingly prominent
among the victims. A CPJ special report
New York, October 20, 2010--Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of killing radio reporter Francisco Gomes de Medeiros in the city of Caicó, state of Rio Grande do Norte, local press reports said. Gomes was shot to death Monday in front of his house. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the arrest and calls on Brazilian authorities to prosecute all those responsible to the full extent of the law.