14 journalists killed in January

The Press Emblem Campaign called for protection of journalists around the world on Monday. The Geneva based watchdog highlighted recent harassment and assassinations in Sri Lanka and the lack of media access to the Gaza Strip,

Four journalists were killed in the Gaza Strip, along with two in Russia and another two in Venezuela. In Pakistan, three were killed, including two incidentally during a suicide attack. The third reporter was assassinated. link

91 journalists were killed in the whole of 2008. Hasan Mayow, a Shabelle radio correspondent in Somalia, was the first journalist killed in 2009. He was shot dead on New Year’s Day in the town of Afgoi. The most recent killing was that of Francis Kainda Nyarur in Kenya. He went missing on January 16 and was found decapitated on January 29 in a forest near the town of Nyamira.