Media deaths mount

Rappler.com

 


As the world celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the dismembered bodies of two news photographers in Mexico were found and one Somalian radio reporter was shot dead. UN leader Ban Ki-moon led international outrage over the killings, noting the “dire threats” faced by journalists and the fact that more than 60 were killed in 2011 alone. Reporters Without Borders said even before the bodies of the Mexican photographers were found, 22 reporters and six bloggers and “citizen journalists” have already been killed since the start of 2012.

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