Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Despite laws, journalists’ safety remains under threat

Is journalism becoming more and more dangerous? While the right to inform is regularly reaffirmed by international governing bodies, and more organizations than ever before represent the press, the number of journalists targeted is constantly increasing.

According to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 2009 was “one of the worst years for killings of journalists, ending a violent decade which grievously affected journalism and saw record numbers of media professionals murdered”. Read more at UNESCO http://tinyurl.com/yh82zdc