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UN-ATTACKS ON THE PRESS
Media watchdog says past 2 years 'atrocious' for killing and imprisonment of journalists
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 1:31 PM EST
The Committee to Protect Journalists says the past two years have been "absolutely atrocious" for the killing and imprisonment of journalists, with Syria the deadliest place to work and Turkey the number one jailer.
It said Egypt experienced the greatest deterioration in press freedom last year.
CPJ executive director Joel Simon said 2013 saw "a near record" of 211 journalists imprisoned and 70 killed — slightly lower than the 2012 record of 232 journalists jailed and 72 killed — a tie with the deadliest year of the Iraq war.