IFJ report on media staff killed in 2008

The International Federation of Journalists released its annual report today on the number of media workers killed during 2008. While the numbers fell in 2008, there has been a spate of killings since the beginning of 2009,

“The welcome relief brought about by the decline in the killings of journalists in 2008 has been shot lived;” said Aidan White, IFJ General Secretary at a press conference to launch the report entitled ‘ Perilous Assignments: Journalists and media personnel killed in 2008’. “Ten colleagues died in January alone and from all regions of the world either in targeted killing or as a direct result of their work.” link

The full IFJ report can be downloaded as a pdf file.