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2006 Deadliest Year Yet For Journalists


http://gdb.rferl.org/8713C631-DB3A-4562-B322-DB20C8F3003D_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/8713C631-DB3A-4562-B322-DB20C8F3003D_mw800_mh600.jpg Atwar Bahjat, an Iraqi journalist killed in February 2006 (AFP) December 19, 2006 -- A media watchdog group says that more journalists were killed in 2006 than in any other year.


According to the Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign, 94 journalists died in the course of their work in 2006, up from 68 deaths recorded in 2005.


Forty-eight of the media casualties were in Iraq.


The group said the Iraq conflict has been the deadliest for journalists since World War II.


(AFP)

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