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Pak deadliest for scribes

world Updated: Jan 06, 2011 02:01 IST
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Of the 44 journalists who were killed worldwide while working in 2010, 8 died in Pakistan, making it for the first time the deadliest country for reporters, according to a study by the Committee to Protect Journalists. In 2009, four were killed covering events in Pakistan.

For years, the conflict in Iraq made that country the most dangerous for correspondents. But as that war has wound down and news organisations have shifted personnel to other global hot spots, the number of deaths there has decreased - to 5 last year, down from more than 30 a year in 2006 and 2007.