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2006 Deadliest Year Yet For Journalists

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.


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