The year 2012 was one of the deadliest on record for journalists, with 141 killed in 29 different countries and Syria the most dangerous place on earth for reporters, according to the Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), which fights for the protection of journalists. The figure was up by 31% in 2011. At least 37 journalists, among them 13 working for foreign media, were killed in Syria. The situation in Somalia has also deteriorated dramatically, where 19 were killed, said the PEC. Three Latin American countries followed among the most dangerous places: Mexico with 11 journalists killed, Brazil also with 11 dead, and Honduras, where six journalists were killed. The Philippines ranked number 7 with 6 killed.
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