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Worldwide report shows news reporting dangerous

The CPJ’s Global Impunity Index is again headed by Somalia with Syria and Iraq in second and third place. The index reflects the number of unsolved murders of journalists as a percentage of the country’s population. After Iraq comes South Sudan, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Mexico, Colombia, Pakistan, Brazil, Russia, Bangladesh, Nigeria and India. (Committee to Protect Journalists, October 29, 2018, by Elisabeth Witchel)

Most of the journalists were local, and in the last 10 years, at least 324 journalists were murdered, and in 85 percent of the time, there were no convictions. Murder is clearly a way to censor and control the news media in these countries. (Poynter Institute, October 29, 2018, by Kristen Hare)

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