Pakistan deadliest country for journalists in 2011 -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan deadliest country for journalists in 2011

NEW YORK: Pakistan remained the deadliest country for journalists for the second year in a row.

The Committee to Protect Journalists says Tuesday in its year-end report that seven journalists were killed in Pakistan in 2011, and a total of 43 died around the world.

The New York-based group says the number of deaths while covering dangerous assignments reached the highest level on record. Libya and Iraq each had five deaths, and three journalists were killed in Mexico.

A total of 44 journalists died in 2010, down from the record 72 who were killed in 2009.

Source: Dawn