101 journalists killed across the globe in 2010: IPI


The number of journalists killed across the globe last year hit 101, the second highest figure since the 1990s, the International Press Institute (IPI) said Tuesday. The most dangerous region was Asia, with 40 journalists killed, 15 of them in Pakistan, the group said.
Thirty-two journalists were killed in the Americas, making it the second most dangerous continent.
“Although the number of journalists killed, 101, was down, compared to 2009 when 110 died — including dozens in a massacre in the Philippines — the final tally was still the second-worst annual figure since IPI’s Death Watch began in the early 1990s,” a statement by the organisation said.