Slide Show: The 8 Most Dangerous Countries for Journalists

BY Larisa Epatko  October 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM EST

Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and Mexico top the list of places considered the most dangerous for journalists to work, according to a list recently released by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Of 44 media workers killed thus far in 2011, Pakistan had the highest number of deaths at eight. Iraq came next with six, then Libya with five and Mexico with four, according to the France- and Germany-based WAN-IFRA. Our slide show gives more information about these countries and others.

We reported on how bloggers have become the next target of Mexico’s crime gangs in this Oct. 13 blog post.

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