The war on journalism: 2006 anno nero

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The war on journalism“Il 2006 è stato l’anno più feroce e brutale della storia contemporanea dei media”. Inizia con queste parole The war on journalism, pubblicazione annuale dell’International Press Institute che dall’osservatorio che aggiorna costantemente ne aggiunge i ventidue già registrati nel 2007. La guerra in Iraq è il conflitto che ha fatto registrare quasi la metà delle perdite, quarantasei, e seguono poi l’Afghanistan, il Pakistan, le Filippines, il Messico e lo Sri Lanka. Ma l’Europa non ne esce indenne geograficamente né politicamente:

In Europe, where two journalists were killed, the murder of Novaya Gazeta journalist, Anna Politkovskaya, highlighted the dangers of reporting in Russia, and questioned the authorities’ desire to investigate such crimes. Since 1997, IPI has recorded the killing of 43 journalists in Russia. The often-violent controversy over the Danish cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed saw journalists arrested and prosecuted; one journalist was murdered in Sudan reportedly for writing on the subject. The controversy led to renewed attempts to introduce a “defamation of religions” clause, which appeared in UN documents, including one on terrorism.

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