Credits: All from AP - from left: Martin Mejia (Lima 2000), David de la Paz (Mexico City 1999), Jose Luis Magana (Mexico City 1998), Nasser Nasser (Ramallah 2002), Srdjan Ilic (Kosovo 1998) & Nasser Nasser (Ramallah 2000).
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UN Resolution 1738

Journalist Safety
CoE Resolution 1535

Killing The Messenger
- INSI Global Inquiry - Report and Recommendations

Live News Africa
- A Survival Guide for Journalists

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link to Arabic translation in PDF
link to Kurdish translation in PDF
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link to Azeri PDF
link to Word document in French
link to MS Word document in Spanish
link to MS Word document in Portuguese
link to PDF in Russian
link to PDF in Georgian
link to PDF in Tagalog
link to PDF in Bahasa Indonesia

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Journalist support groups agree media death toll rising
04 January 2007

Four leading journalist support organisations in recent days have issued their counts of journalists who died covering the news in 2006. Although the numbers varied, all agreed the global news media death toll was rising significantly.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said the killings of reporters and media staff reached historic levels with at least 155 murders, assassinations and unexplained deaths.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said the 2006 toll jumped to 55 journalists killed in direct connection with their work plus 27 possibly work-related, compared with 47 and 17 in 2005.

Reporters Without Borders reported 81 journalists and 32 media assistants killed in the worst year since 1994.

The International News Safety Institute (INSI) said 2006 was the worst year on record with 137 journalists and 30 support staff dead.

All agreed Iraq was the worst killing ground and Iraqi journalists and support staff bore the brunt. INSI and the IFJ recorded 68 fatalities in 2006, RSF 64 and CPJ 32.

Each organisation has its own methods and rules for tracking and recording news media casualties. Details can be found on their websites.

The United Nations addressed the issue of rising media fatalities on 23 December when the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1738 condemning attacks on journalists and calling for all parties to conflict to respect the independence and rights of journalists and other media professionals.