Journalist deaths rise to 70 in 2013: Watchdog
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The number of journalists killed worldwide this year has risen to 70, including eight who lost their lives in the unusually deadly month of December, a United States-based watchdog said on Monday.
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) updated its toll less than two weeks after reporting that 52 journalists had died on the job.
Syria was the deadliest assignment, resulting in 28 deaths this year, CPJ said. Ten journalists were killed in Iraq, including five in December alone.
The updated figures include the deadly December bombing of an Iraqi TV station, and additional killings in Iraq, Syria and India.