Algeria, China, Colombia, Cuba, India, Iraq, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, Turkey, Yugoslavia

Journalists Killed in the Last Ten Years

The Toll: 1995-2004

Each year in January, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) publishes a list of journalists killed in the line of duty around the world. This list has become the most widely cited press freedom statistic and is often seen as a barometer of the state of global press freedom.

While the correlation between the number of journalists killed and the state of press freedom in a particular country is far from exact--no journalists have been killed in Cuba, for example, and only one has been killed in China during the last decade--the annual list does give some sense of the range of risks that journalists face in reporting the news. To provide a more complete statistical picture, CPJ releases a list of journalists killed during the last decade. The list has been broken down by year, country, and a variety of other categories.
December 31, 2004 3:42 PM ET


Canada, China, Denmark, Rwanda, Yugoslavia

Murder by MediaWhy the Rwandan genocide tribunal went too far.

Murder by Media
Why the Rwandan genocide tribunal went too far.

By Joel Simon

December 13, 2004 5:42 PM ET
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