Governments around the world are failing to prevent the murder and assassination of journalists, says the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ):

The truth is that even democratic governments turn a blind eye to the crisis of violence against media… In Iraq, where media people hardly dare walk the streets, there are 18 cases of unexplained killings of journalists and media staff by United States soldiers. Justice demands that these deaths are properly investigated. If not, speculation about military targeting of journalists will persist.

Aiden White, General Secretary, IFJ