NEWS: Fewer Journalists Killed, More Jailed in 2002
- Fewer Journalists Killed, More Jailed in 2002
By Irwin Arieff
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of journalists killed in the line of duty
fell to a 17-year low in 2002 but the number imprisoned rose for the
second year in a row, an international media watchdog group said on
Nineteen journalists died around the world last year while carrying out
their jobs, including three each in Colombia, Russia and the Palestinian
West Bank, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect
That was down sharply from 2001 -- when 37 were killed, including eight in
Afghanistan alone -- and the lowest number to die as a result of their
work since the group began tracking the annual death toll in 1985.
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