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January 7, 2003

Journalists Dying Less, Jailed More

Posted by Mike on January 7, 2003 11:30 AM

Reporters Without Borders has released its annual report:

"In many countries, authorities used the global fight against terrorism as an excuse to arrest reporters, including journalists accused of supporting rebels in Chechnya or Colombia, Reporters Without Borders said.

"In 2002, at least 692 journalists were arrested, compared to 489 in 2001. In Nepal alone, at least 130 journalists and media assistants were arrested, the group said.

"As of New Year's Day, 118 journalists around the world were behind bars, the media advocacy group said."

(via Editor and Publisher)