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20 Deadliest Countries for Journalists

Since 1992, the Committee to Protect Journalists has tracked the deaths of media workers across the globe. Journalists who die while on dangerous assignments, those who get killed in combat and reporters who are murdered because of their investigations are included. Here are the deadliest countries for journalists since 1992 and the number of deaths that have occurred in each, according to the CPJ:

20. Angola: 10

19. Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory: 10

18. Bangladesh: 12

17. Sierra Leone: 16

16. Brazil: 17

15. Tajikistan: 17

14. Rwanda: 17

13. Sri Lanka: 18

12. Bosnia: 19

11. Turkey: 20

10. Afghanistan: 22

9. Mexico: 25

8. India: 27

7. Somalia: 34

6. Pakistan: 35

5. Columbia: 43

4. Russia: 52

3. Algeria: 60

2. Philippines: 71

1. Iraq: 149

Fourteen journalists have died violently in 2011. The deadliest countries so far this year are:

10. Yemen: 1

9. Vietnam: 1

8. Pakistan: 1

7. Tunisia: 1

6. Philippines: 1

5. Mexico: 1

4. Egypt: 1

3. Libya: 2

2. Bahrain: 2

1. Iraq: 3

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Stephanie Pappas
Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science. She covers the world of human and animal behavior, as well as paleontology and other science topics. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has ducked under a glacier in Switzerland and poked hot lava with a stick in Hawaii. Stephanie hails from East Tennessee, the global center for salamander diversity. Follow Stephanie on Google+.