Journalists Continue Dying In Wars

At least 65 journalists died in 2007 according to information gathered by the Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ). There was only one other year in which the number of journalsits killed due to war exceeded that total–in 1994 when wars in Algeria, Rwanda and Bosnia resulted in numerous deaths. Iraq led in the number of deaths with 32 victims due to militant and Iraqi army and US actions. All but one of the 32 were Iraqi journalists, most of whom worked for international organizations. According to CPJ, “Iraq has become a killing field with more than 170 media support workers killed since the March, 2003 invasion.”

Many of the Iraq journalists were murdered by militants who resented their reporting accurate information about what was going on.