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The World’s Worst Places For Journalists

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Around the world, journalists are often the targets of violence and politically-motivated arrests. In the 2008 annual report on worldwide press freedoms, the nonprofit Reporters Without Borders states that 86 journalists were killed last year and at least two were arrested each day. The report outlines the state of press freedom in countries throughout the world. The situation is dire in countries like Zimbabwe and China, yet the US, where the government holding Al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj for his sixth year without charges, is far from a journalistic safe haven.

Bennett Gordon