Journalist Killings: Global trend noted ‘Bullets of rebutal” silencing many scribes arcoss the world
Global problem? : Journalist killings on the rise says conference hundreds of reports from all over the globe are showing this alarming condition- while the philippines remains in the top of the list increasingly jounrnalist welfare groups are noting a marked increase in violence versus Journalists ranging from beatings to killings to attacks on media offices in a wave of attacks across the world.
Suspects include crime syndicates, political reprisals, government death squads, rebel groups even tough competition in some places.
" 146 journalists had been killed doing their job last year, 48 in Iraq…." IPI report
While the cases here in the Philippines grab our headlines – with five this year so far- this censorship by gunfire is slowy rising in many places across the globe making journalism in troublespots a dangerous life indeed.
Murder 'is the cheapest form of censorship' cotsman, United Kingdom – The conference heard journalists were being targeted in countries such as the Philippines, Colombia and Haiti.
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