A Report published by World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has ranked Syria and Somalia as the worst places to work in for journalists.
68 journalists and reporters were killed worldwide in 2012
of which, more than a half were killed in Somalia and Syria.
About 14 journalists and reporters were killed in 2012 in Somalia
Syria is facing an internal uprising that has claimed the
lives of more than 60000 while Somalia is battling Al-Shabab Islamists.
WAN-IFRA has also noted that journalists were targeted
directly and most of them were shot while on or off duty.
The report called on all the sides to the conflicts to respect
the press and also for the authorities to ensure the safety of the media personnel.