wan.gifNearly 60 journalists have been murdered in recent months, and
prosecutions of journalists for "treason" and "extremism" are on the
rise, according to a report released by the World Association of
Newspapers (WAN) at the weekend, according to a dpa report on M&G Online.

The annual half-year review of press freedom by the Paris-based WAN painted a grim picture of attacks, imprisonment and murder facing journalists in many countries on the eve of the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors' Forum in Cape Town, South Africa.

"The past six months have brought another disturbingly high death toll of journalists and media professionals, killed both in and outside of conflict zones," the report said.

Click here to read the full report, posted on M&G Online.