Killings of journalists, detentions rise worldwide in 2012
- Year: 2012
- Length: 6:20 minutes (5.79 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
In 2012, journalists worldwide faced an increasing amount of hazards: killings, threats and detentions. The number of journalists killed in the line of duty rose by more than 40 percent from the previous year. According to the annual report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, the war in Syria, violence in Somalia and Pakistan and targeted murders in Brazil contributed to the 67 people killed in 2012, making it one of the deadliest years since the group began keeping records two decades ago. The number of journalists detained, especially in Turkey and Iran, also increased. For more, we’re joined by Robert Mahoney. He’s deputy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists and he joins us from New York.
To access the CPJ report: http://www.cpj.org/reports/2012/12/journalist-deaths-spike-in-2012-due-t...