Annual Report Documents 55 Journalists Killed in 2006

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The war in Iraq and the rise of the Internet made the last year a bad one for journalists worldwide. Fifty-five were killed--some by assassination--and others are being held in prisons, including Guantánamo Bay.  At a time when President Bush says he is spreading the values of democracy, the Committee to Protect Journalists has surveyed repression of the free media all over the world. Abi Wright, Communications Director for the Committee, says there's documentation of hundreds of cases in dozens of countries, including murders, assaults, imprisonments, censorship and legal harassment.

Credits

Guest:
Abi Wright - Communications Director for the Committee to Protect Journalists

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton, Dan Konecky