Reporters without Borders: Hundreds of Iraq journalists forced into exile

March 19, 2008 23:33

Reporters Without Borders says that hundreds of Iraqi journalists have been forced into exile since the war started five years ago. The report by the Paris-based advocacy group said most have fled to Jordan or Syria after receiving threats or surviving murder attempts. Most Iraqi reporters forced into exile are unemployed and many had to give up journalism, added Wednesday's report. The report finds that Iraqi journalists face the unique danger of being targeted by multiple groups - Sunni and Shi'ite armed groups, al-Qaida, the police and other authorities and US-led forces.

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