2012 saw 119 journalists killed:Report

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A report by Vienna based International Press Institute(IPI) has recorded that 2012 was the bloody year for journalists across the globe.

“A total of 119 journalists have been killed while on assignment so far this year”,Xinhua reported quoting the IPI’s report.

“This is the highest toll since 1997 when the IPI started keeping track. In Syria alone, 36 journalists were killed this year”,Xinhua reported.

The IPI,a press watchdog,has described it as an “alarming trend” of scribes who were being targeted, often in order to “prevent information disclosure”.

“After Syria, Somalia is also dangerous for journalists, the IPI said, with 16 deaths in 2012, followed by Mexico, Pakistan, and the Philippines”,said the report.

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