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Dozen best places for political murder and worst places to be a journalist

This past year saw an increase in the number of journalists killed, imprisoned or forced to flee their countries due to reporting unpopular stories.

The Committee to Protect Journalists has provided an interactive map accompanying the list of worst nations based on “Impunity” — the combination of the number of journalists killed with the number of perpetrators of murder not prosecuted.

Go to link; below is a screen grab only.


The dirty dozen, ranked from worst to least bad:

  1. Iraq
  2. Somalia
  3. Philippines
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Colombia
  6. Nepal
  7. Afghanistan
  8. Mexico
  9. Russia
  10. Pakistan
  11. Brazil
  12. India

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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.