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Advocacy group: 57 reporters killed in 2010

Advocacy group: 57 reporters killed in 2010

Media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders says 57 journalists were killed worldwide in 2010.
The deadliest country for journalists this year was Pakistan, where 11 reporters were killed in connection with their jobs.
Overall, the worldwide death toll is down 25 percent from 2009. But Reporters Without Borders says in its annual year-end report that kidnappings increased dramatically in 2010 to 51 cases, up from 33 in 2009.
The Paris-based group said Thursday that journalists are "turning into bargaining chips" for kidnappers.
Earlier this month the Committee to Protect Journalists said 42 media workers were killed worldwide in 2010. The two groups have slightly different criteria on what kind of media staff they include in their counts.