As many as 119 journalists are killed while performing journalism throughout 2012. According to the International Press Institute (IPI), based in Geneva, this entry is the most since 1997, when the IPI started doing trackbacks. In Syria alone, 38 journalists were killed this year.
As reported by Xinhua on Friday (30/11/2012), preached the media watchdog claimed had observed “a terrible trend” because journalists increasingly became the target, often to block the disclosure of information.
After Syria, Somalia is also a dangerous zone for journalists, IPI reported. As many as 16 journalists found death there in 2012, and followed by Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines.
A conference held on Thursday and Friday today will discuss the safety of journalists and how to make their work environment so the more assured. The event was attended by various organizations of the UNITED NATIONS as well as non-governmental organizations.