Dispatches: The Global War Against Jour…

At the end of each year, Asia Sentinel totals the annual number of men and women who were murdered, caught in combat crossfire, jailed, beaten or censored because of because of their dedication to the profession of journalism. Sadly, very few pay for the toll, partly because all too often it is governments or powerful organizations that do the killing. Since 1992, of 1029 journalists killed, 605 have been murdered without anyone ever being charged or convicted. Of those, 100 were killed in Iran, followed by 64 in the Philippines, 57 Algeria, 36 in Somalia. In Asia, 28 have been killed with impunity in Pakistan, 18 in India and 10 in Sri Lanka.

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