44 journalists killed in 2010, media watchdog says
Some 44 journalists were killed in 2010 as global institutions failed to protect the media, a report launched Tuesday by
The publication, Attacks on the Press in 2010, said 145 journalist were also imprisoned - a 14-year high.
"We are noticing a deep failure by global institutions to defend the press," Tom Rhodes of CPJ Africa said at the report's launch in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Pakistan was the deadliest country, with eight killed, followed by Iraq with five, according to the report.
Including five journalist fatalities so far in 2011, 850 journalists have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992, the CPJ said.