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4/15/2005

In Some Countries, ‘Censorship by the Bullet’ on the Rise

Filed under by Amanda Toering — 04/15/2005 @ 9:03 am

‘Censorship by the bullet’ – the murder of journalists or writers whose published works strike a nerve – is becoming increasingly common in some countries.

According to Larry Siems, director of the Pen American Center’s Freedom to Write Program, 245 journalists have been murdered around the world in the past 10 years. Only 35 of those cases have been prosecuted.

More at AllAfrica.com.

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