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119 journalists killed in 2012: 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.

Journalist in Syria
A photo journalistĀ gets injured while covering the Syrina conflict this year. Photo: AFP

The press watchdog said it had observed an "alarming trend" of journalists increasingly being targeted, often in order to "prevent information disclosure".
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After Syria, Somalia is also dangerous for journalists, the IPI said, with 16 deaths in 2012, followed by Mexico, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

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