Report: Algeria most dangerous spot for journalists
March 14, 1997
Web posted at: 12:30 p.m. (1730 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Twenty-six journalists were murdered in
1996, down more than 50 percent from the previous year. But
24 countries held a record 185 reporters in jail at the end
the year, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday..
The committee, in its annual report said Algeria, where seven
journalists were slain in 1996, was the least safe place for
reporters. Since 1993, 59 journalists have been killed in
Algeria, the report said.
Turkish prisons held 78 journalists in prison, according to
the report. That number is more than the next five countries
combined: Ethiopia, 18; China, 17; Kuwait, 15; Nigeria,
eight; and Burma, eight.
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