Thursday, January 05, 2006

2005, the deadliest year in a decade for media -- RSF

Soon after the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) yearend report, here comes the roundup of Paris-based press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres/RSF) on the attacks against and threats to media worldwide in 2005. According to RSF, 2005 was the deadliest year in a decade for journalists around the world.

On the Philippine situation, RSF said: "In the Philippines too, journalists were killed while trying to inform the public. Their enemies were no longer armed groups but politicians, businessmen and drug-traffickers ready to silence journalists who exposed their crimes. Despite the conviction during the year of the killer of journalist Edgar Damalerio, murdered in 2002 on the island of Mindanao, impunity remained the rule."

Read more of RSF's annual roundup.

The photo on the left was taken from a pdf file of the roundup.

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