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The Top 5 Deadliest Countries for Journalists in 2012

  Country Number of Confirmed Journalists Killed
1 Syria 31 journalists killed
2 Somalia 12 journalists killed
3 Pakistan 7 journalists killed
4 Brazil 4 journalists killed
5 India 2 journalists killed
Tags Books, Magazines & Newspapers , Death Statistics , Deadliest , India

Sources: CPJ: Committee to Protect Journalists, 2014. CPJ: Committee to Protect Journalists. 2014. Please visit the source here

List Notes: List last updated by January 2014. Data is number of journalists killed by country for the year 2012 "Motive confirmed". The Committee to Protect Journalists investigates the death of every journalist to determine whether it is work-related. CPJ consider a case "confirmed" only if they are reasonably certain that a journalist was murdered in direct reprisal for his or her work; was killed in crossfire during combat situations; or was killed while carrying out a dangerous assignment such as coverage of a street protest. The CPJ database does not include journalists killed in accidents such as car or plane crashes. Please note: uses CPJ data as a source here, however more than one organization gathers and publishes data.
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