648

Aug 23 2012 @ 6:09pm

648

That's how many journalists have been killed in the line of duty around the world since 1992, according to the Committee To Protect Journalists, which maintains several interactive sections on its website to help visualize the dangers journalists face. They track not only those who have been killed but also those who are missing or have been imprisoned or exiled. The latest to be killed was Japanese video journalist Mika Yamamoto on Monday. She was travelling through Aleppo with a unit of the Free Syrian Army when she was reportedly fired upon by regime forces. This is the last footage she filmed.

(Hat tip: Nick Turse)