Death toll for journalists is highest in decade

Death Toll for Journalists is Highest in Decade: We Shall Overcome, Say Filipino Journalists

The ongoing violence in Iraq and a rash of killings in the Philippines have made 2004 the deadliest year for journalists in a decade. According to research compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists, 54 journalists have been killed in the line of duty so far this year, mainly in Iraq and the Phillipines.

13 Filipino journalists were killed during the past year. Together with the National Union of Journalists of the Phillipines, the Phillipines Independent Media Center issued the following statement on December 8th:

"As Filipino journalists unite today in outrage, we also stand defiant against those who wish to silence Philippine media...Filipino journalists shall give no quarter to those to want to see a cowed and quiescent press. A united media sends notice to the enemies of Press Freedom: We shall overcome."

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