It is time, as Asia Sentinel does every year, to total up the number of men and women who lost their lives, were jailed, beaten, censored or otherwise scarred because of their dedication to the profession of journalism in 2012. There are two totals, one by the New York-based Society to Protect Journalists, the other by the French Reporters Without Borders. They differ, apparently because of the difficulty of determining if some were murdered because of their professions, or for other reasons. But both make grim reading.
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