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.