Updated: Thu, 04 Sep 2014 03:00:00 GMT
Most dangerous countries for journalists

The murder of another American journalist Steven Sotloff after journalist James Foley in Iraq has again highlighted the dangers facing journalists around the world. We count down the most dangerous places to report from

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The release of a video showing the apparent execution of U.S. journalist James Foley (pictured) in Syria by Islamic State militants underlines the present danger to reporters around the world.

According to data from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least 1,071 journalists have been killed since 1992, with 2009 and 2012 being the most deadly – 74 journalists were killed in both.

Journalists find themselves under the greatest threat of murder, which has accounted for 66 per cent of deaths, rather than conflict, which caused 20 per cent. Unfortunately, around 88 per cent of journalist killings go unpunished.

This level of threat varies from country to country. Based on CPJ data on deaths since 1992 with a confirmed motive, we count down the most dangerous countries for journalists.

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